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  1. Blurry tanks not so blurry if you know where to look.
    6 points
  2. It is not an autoloader, but a semi-automatic ammo rack. The ammunition is stored in a separate compartment, the gunner or loader selects the desired type of round, then the mechanism pushed the round into the crew compartment, where the loader takes it. Similar system is also used on Merkava 4.
    5 points
  3. Stimpy75

    Turkish touch

    by Aselsan concept of IFV
    5 points
  4. 5 points
  5. I do not have much time for 3d modeling or professional image editing, so I made a rather primitive photoshopped line drawing So, my choice was the T-28, despite its limited availability. French stuff werent considered at all, they are hopeless junk. Panzer II is a nice tank with lots of good properties, but its crew compartment is too compact for a bigger gun. So only the soviet tanks left. Sadly both the BT-5 and T-26 are too lightly armored, and the BT is also too narrow inside thanks to christie suspension, so I chose the T-28. The first thing I did, is to get
    5 points
  6. Final Judgement Third place: Carro Armato P.35/105 I hate having to place this vehicle third, as it's the most impressive in terms of paper stats and just looks so... right. It looks like exactly the sort of late-war (for them, anyway) prototype that the Italians would have produced, only for it to become forgotten under a fountain of "hurr durr pasta tank" memes. And talk about performance! What @Lord_James has managed to do here is wring a Tiger-analogue out of a 28-tonne pre-war vehicle. Unfortunately, when I try to game this thing out the numbers end up
    4 points
  7. SH_MM

    Israeli AFVs

    Note that in this image, there is a steel coverplate at the side of the module. If this is identical in size to the actual armor (or a bit larger) is hard to tell. Subjectively the empty space seems to be quite a bit smaller compared to the image I posted where no coverplate is fitted. The point is that the Merkava 4 has been described - by media and in articles written by IDF officers - as a new generation of tank with significantly higher level of all-round protection, basically matching what earlier generations achieved along the frontal arc onl
    4 points
  8. 4 points
  9. Some more, courtesy of Rheinmetall.
    4 points
  10. Refitted Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi passing the sailing ship Amerigo Vespucci.
    4 points
  11. Challenger 3: According to RBSL and the Integration Project Manager, Challenger 2s upgraded as part of LEP will be called Challenger 3. The two former teams (BAE-General Dynamics and Rheinmetall) have been merged under 'Team Challenger 3'. https://rbsl.com/capabilities/tracked-vehicles/challenger2
    3 points
  12. A K153C dual AT-1K Raybolt ATGM carrier apart of the 11th Mechanized Division that was at a VIP Demonstration during DX Korea 2020 which happened a week ago.
    3 points
  13. N-L-M

    How we do it

    Having very recently finished a design cycle, I can now offer insight into how I do things. The first thing I do is look at the requirements, and the available options (whether limited by name or simply similar in performance), and try to figure out a first order approximation of what it is I'm hoping to get done. It's usually at this point that I sketch out the design in pencil and make a list of design features I intend to include in the design - this typically helps solidify the concept in my mind, as well as making sure I don't miss anything major along the way. I set myself certain desi
    3 points
  14. https://twitter.com/thepagey
    3 points
  15. Carro Armato BT-5-76/43 General specs: Weight: 15t nominal, 16 t loaded. Length, gun forwards: 7m Width: 2.3 m Height: 2.3 m to turret roof Crew: Commander, Gunner/loader, Driver. Armament: 45mm, 75mm or 76mm gun, roof mounted HMG, coax MG, and grenade projectors. Mobility: Slightly reduced from BT-5 to cope with added weight, but still excellent. 25 HP/T at 16 tons. Survivability: Excellent against 37mm, acceptable vs 75mm, borderline against 57mm, none against 76mm. Detailed description:
    3 points
  16. Ok, here is my T-28 upgrade. T-28/43 Mass: ~30 tons Crew: 4 Protection: (angles unchanged compared to original tank, except the side of driver's compartment) Lower front hull: 30+50mm Upper front hull: 30+50mm Sides: 20mm base, 30mm at driver's compartment, 20+10mm suspension area Top: 10-15mm Frontal part of turret: 30+50mm Rear part of turret: 30+30mm Top: 15mm Cupola: 100mm Main armament: 75mm Pak-97/38, 70 rounds (+optional racks on both sides of driver) Useable ammuni
    3 points
  17. Carro Armato P 35/105 Length (hull): 7.44m Width: 2.87m (3.52m with skirt) Height: 2.9m Mass: 31.5 tonnes (+3.4 tonnes with applique) Armor (additional armor in parenthesis): Front Glacis: 45mm @ 53 degrees (+25mm) Lower Glacis: 30mm @ 23 degrees Hull Sides: 20mm (+8mm skirt)(+25mm upper hull sides) Hull Roof: 15mm Drivers Front Hatch: 60mm @ 53 degrees (+8mm) Drivers Roof Hatch: 15mm Turret Front: 60mm (+25mm) Forward Turret Sides: 30mm (+25mm) Rear Turret Sides: 30mm (+8mm
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Photogrammetry of T-80UD (monument), based on video by Andrey Kryuchenko: Comparison of 3D model and a real photo with perspective.
    3 points
  20. Stimpy75

    Turkish touch

    and other stuff and in action in Lybia
    3 points
  21. Some more. View from Kadaň monastery hill, north-western Bohemia. Bellow is a small dam on the river Ohře and in the far distance it's Klínovec mountain on the western German border. Seč dam viewed from the clifs of Oheb castle ruins. Eastern Bohemia. Zbiroh castle, western Bohemia. The famous Art-Nouveau cycle The Slav Epic of Alfons Mucha was created under that glass-roof. During the WW2 the castle was used as SS headquarters for the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren. Muddy Berounka river after strong rains. Western Bohemia.
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. By the looks of the commander's sight, it seems to be prepared to act as MSSA (main sensor slaved armament):
    3 points
  24. Lynx has received a coat of paint:
    3 points
  25. Translation : « The U.S. Army is looking for a 155 mm self-propelled gun to replace the towed howitzers of the forces present in Europe. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued last July for evaluations conducted in early 2021 in the United States, a request to which Nexter will respond with versions 6×6 and 8×8 of its CAESAR. BRUTUS vs CAESAR Will CAESAR rewrite history by going to defeat BRUTUS on its own turf? Designed by the Americans AM General and Mandus Group, the latter hoped for a duel with the Archer system produced by the British group BAE Systems.
    3 points
  26. I'm interested how good K21 would be as a torch in engagements against North Korean armour with such a lot composites in a structure.
    2 points
  27. ROK UGVs that are being tested Hyundai Rotem Sherpa Hanwha Defense UGV
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. This whole AK-50 project is useless waste of time and money, if we speak about just a weapon. Not a bad way to get spotlight, though.
    2 points
  30. My submission: "P 28/32" I used the T-28 hull and modified it by reworking the entire front and widening the turret ring to the side of the hull (it is now ~1.85m wide). The gun is an leFH 16 or leFH 18/1, German stock that is probably phased out of service by 1942-43 (the 16 was definitely not in front line service). Also, by this time, HEAT shells were starting to be added to inventory, which gives the tank the ability to engage the Sherman from the front, and from any range. As you guess by the name, the P means this tank is meant to support the M13s, 14s,
    2 points
  31. SH_MM

    Israeli AFVs

    I don't think the camera angle can explain the difference. In the photograph I posted, the hollow space occupies about 30% of the total thickness along the line of sight... that is despite the fact that most of the armor is closer to the camera and hence perspective distortion enlarges it a bit. In your image, the hollow space accounts for 22% of the total line of sight. Your protection "ideas" are way to optimistic and not based on any real life incidents. They read like the old and massively over-exaggerated protection estimates of the past. Based on the Ch
    2 points
  32. Lord_James

    Turkish touch

    The PL-01 continues to evolve, I see
    2 points
  33. Militarysta

    Israeli AFVs

    Yes, turret frotn is rather like this: Turret sides - definetly:
    2 points
  34. That looks like “notes to tenderers” not a requirement per se. I assume it’s importance is “important”.
    2 points
  35. Militarysta

    Israeli AFVs

    Hi, My point of wiev (in english) about Merkava Mk.I Hope that without bigger mistakes Here: The myth of Merkava - FragOut! magazine.
    2 points
  36. they don't - explicitly. It about overall system lethality. Will try and dig the reqs out.
    2 points
  37. A better version of those images. https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/eos-defense-systems-celebrates-first-production-unit/
    2 points
  38. Check this : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d2tc6pcO6omCHJFzNpoc3FCSaf2ya6ML My whole drive : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Qk3L8CWf4mTHFyE_Zbur_AZAAxBGr7Nl?usp=sharing
    2 points
  39. According to earlier reports, it is fitted with a 600 kW MTU engine, so likely the 8V199 (also used on Ajax and Boxer).
    2 points
  40. M2A4 Bradley being tested by 3rd BCT 1st Cav Don't see anything noticeably different which would make sense given the A4 changes are mostly internal.
    2 points
  41. 120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1 PDF on Google Drive:
    2 points
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