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  1. Exactly, which is why I'm inclined to believe this round is M829A4, as we have seen M829A3 in-flight and it does not look like this: The fatter nose could house the tech/mechanisms necessary for an advanced precursor/tip separation maybe? Just eyeballing it compared to the photos of in-flight M829A3, it does appear longer as well. My really fast and crappy image edit to try and show this. Both projectiles are 12 pixels thick in the image, but due to perspective differences its not perfect.
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  2. from one of UVZ's books, IIRC one on 80th anniversary, starting from second year of T-72's production "Full production cost" There was also another cost apparently, optovaya tsena ("wholesale cost" or something like that) - as far as I can tell, but I could be wrong, it says how much State actually pays for this thing to the tank plant. It should be higher than production cost, and with tanks it apparently was, as some reported numbers on tank cost for the same year and same tank are different. (Reportedly in some cases it could be lower than pro
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  3. MGTT-LBU is replacement for MT-LB, a general purpose towing tractor/tracked vehicle for everyday work / secondary "jobs". MT-LBs were used for so lond because they have their role and niche, and army wanted something similar, but new and in production.
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  4. The DTR article goes a bit more into detail, though I am still quite a bit sceptical. The fact that it is lighter seems mostly related to the fact that it is not armored? The amount of armor required to cover the same box-shaped volume will be the same. The only thing that has changed is where the box-shaped volume is located inside or outside the turret in "a void inside the Lance turret envelope" on the starboard side. As far as I know, this void currently does not exist - at least not with sufficient volume to mount RAMP within the LANCE 1.0 turret. The hazard of tr
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  5. https://avia.pro/news/egipet-pokupaet-u-rossii-500-tankov-t-90ms-za-156-mlrd-rubley
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  6. Supashock Australia’s Retractable Anti-tank Missile Platform (RAMP) for Spike LR2 as being integrated into the Lance 2.0 turret for the Lynx KF41 & Boxer CRV.
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  7. Screenshots from a video on the Yuma Proving Grounds: Not sure what APFSDS round this is, but it seems to be a generally long rod. M829A3 or A4? Special design used to emulate foreign threats?
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  8. I have accidentally came across this (more info and pictures under the link). It's relatively recently identified gem of the Czech military museum in Žižkov, Prague (atm it's still closed due to the ongoing reconstruction). For decades it was stored there but until few years back nobody knew what it actually was. In fact it's 1899 experimental machinegun of baron Adolf Odkolek z Újezdce, the original author of the design solutions used in the famous Hotchkiss Mle 1914 MG (Hotchkiss bought Odkolek's patents). Baron Odkolek (whose name is known in here mainly thanks to the bakeries fo
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