Do you like pontificating on the infantryman's load? Want to see how different gear choices affect said load? If so, check out this spreadsheet including an itemized list of "best of breed" (IMHO) gear! Download it and customize to suit your own preferred equipment. The "Configured Totals" section should auto-calculate weights and ammunition totals for your selected items, and you can copy and paste "Configured Totals" values into the light and heavy load sections for comparison.
I've tried to provide a fairly comprehensive list of gear for the rifle squad and machine gun teams. A few items are notional, and those should be noted as such. I've also tried to balance both lightness and capability. I, however, mostly intend this spreadsheet to serve as an outline and handy way to calculate total values for any items you choose to add or change.
While I'm sure there are a more than a few errors, this spreadsheet is merely intended as a starting point for your own explorations, and I am NOT likely to maintain this particular version. Enjoy!
Infantry Packlist Spreadsheet
By phasers on stun
Fellow fish - imagine you had some money to develop the "next generation" 20-40mm" modular architecture turret. Of course, you could talk about sensor fusion, using AI to detect threats, better / more integrated sensors... targetting linked to drones etc... But is this the way forwards. ?
What is the SOTA 30mm turret on the market ? - more importantly, what are it's attributes ?? [ no need to name the manufacturer unless you want to]
Built in APS ?
intelligent Armour ?
Self Repair ?
We all have ideas... what would you see as a truly game changing set of characteristics ?
I think the T2000 looks interesting and there are some nice turrets from lower profile companies (as seen at AUSA).
Alternatively, we might be at the end of the roadmap - "gun + armour + sight is good enough"
Anti-air bobcat design to take away driver's hearing in maximum efficiency
SH11 155mm SPG
New high velocity 125mm tank gun reportedly starting testing for the Chinese military. Not surprised that the data disappeared off the university website at all.
Edit: 125mm/60? oO