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  1. Considering the simplicity of NERA arrays, could a country, like say Norway or Denmark, produce composite armor? As long as we could make HHS, the rest should be simple, right?
  2. Probably simply had to do with weight balance. When I read through the development of different tanks (polish I believe) in Archive Awareness blog, they mentioned that the transmission was moved to the front for better weight distribution. Considering both the Sherman and Panther evolved from lightly armored vehicles like the early Panzer IV/III and M2/3, the engineers probably just went with what they knew. They probably did not think about using the transmission as a counterweight for heavy front armor since earlier vehicles had so thin armor the rear was almost as thick if not as thi
  3. As far as I have learned: -You want most if not all ammunition stored in the hull, since the turret takes 2/3 of the hits. -The ammunition should be as hard to hit as possible, a example of poor ammunition placement is the T-72, and a example of good ammunition placement is again the T-72 but, only with the autoloader ammunition. -Preferably, you want the ammunition as far forward as possible, so that as much of the frontal armor covers the rack as possible. -If possible, the ammunition should be on the floor, up to half the height of the hull. If you can manage al
  4. Taking the Object 187's glacis as a basis for frontal hull layout, combined with the T-14s and from what we learned about composite armor, how well do you think this would work? Black - RHA. Grey - NERA plates. Orange - High Hardness shatter plate (ex. DU). Yellow - Lighter High hardness shatter plate (ex. ceramics). Dark blue - Backing plate (ex. HHS, HH aluminum alloy.) Light blue - Absorbing material (ex aluminum). Green - Liquid cell. Front layout is similar to the Leopard 2, with a thinner LFP, but not massively thinner like on a T-64. A sloped roof plate
  5. We do have CVCs, we just call them helmets. And no, ballistic vests are not widespread. Conscripts usually don't get them, and only the army has widespread usage of balistic vests. The Homeguard, which is 99% of our manpower does not usually have ballistic vests. There is a reason we can equip 42 000 men with only 3% of the defense budget.
  6. Of course during wartime or fighting abroad they use helmets. It's a bit weird in Norway. Soldiers dislike the ballistic helmet (for good reason, good god that thing is a pain in the ass), so it is rarely worn, usually by your average grunt, special forces, or if you need a mount for your NVGs. Flak vest are also not really common, only for active personnel, conscripts don't get those. Same story for plate vests.
  7. Could this design work? Grey - Steel Grey stripes - NERA plates at a reverse slope of 30 degrees from horizontal. Orange - Shatter layer, either Ceramic or Tu/DU/Staballoy. Yellow - Ceramics for high ME and to shatter the penertator. Light blue - Backplate, steel, titanium or high hardness aluminum alloy. In this layout, a top attack coming in at 30 degrees would hit the NERA plates at 30 degrees. A straight on attack would also hit the plates at 30 degrees. The entire array is sloped backwards to take advantage of the normalization effect.
  8. It's some honor thing or something like that. Not really that common, but some do.
  9. Unless you are a Norwegian Tank commander, then you are so badass you wear a Beret.
  10. So I practice, this?: Black=Steel Brown=Rubber Grey=Titanium Light blue=Aluminum Orange=Ceramics To explain: First the penetrator hits the spaced angled ceramic armor, then flies through a airspace and maybe tumbles and curves into the plate, then it hits the NERA array and curves upwards because of the reverse angling of the plates, breaks up. Then the rest is absorbed by the high hardness aluminum layer, before being completely stopped by the ceramic layer. The spaced High hardness plate should cause the penerator to turn into the plate, increasing the LOS thic
  11. My guess is quite simple: When the ammo rack ignites, the gases would go wherever to escape. Including any hole in the blast door. However, since the entire roof of the rack blows out and lifts the rack halfway out of the isolated compartment, the expanding gas gets more room to move freely, this causes the gas going through the hole in the blast door to act like a blowtorch. Anyone standing between the hole and the wall gets perforated or sliced in half by the flame. Worst case scenario the hole could rupture the entire door and kill the crew. And welcome to SH, Renegade.
  12. It is just something that I don't get with this setup: How does this affect the height of the hull, as well as how easily a suspension element could be replaced. Looking at the Bradly's suspension, it appears they are encased by fuel tanks. And since the fuel tanks would be running along the bottom with support structure for the sub-chassis, won't this increase the overall hull height? How worth is this for a slightly smoother ride and less inside noise level? And how much volume does these mounting points take up, in say a hydopuematic suspension?
  13. I looked at the picture and noticed the rear, is the cooling like drawn above? With no roof mounted fans or ventilators?
  14. Wern't in practise the M4 sherman a universal chassis? Medium tank (MBT) Tank destroyer SPAAG APC ARV Bridge layer CEV Mine clearer SPG SPH Apart from IFV, which was not invented at the time, it fills all the roles.
  15. I present to you........ Knøtpanser model 1!: Commander and driver located in the turret, with the gun in between them and a soviet style autoloader supplying the gun, or a Leclerc style autoloader. Front wheel drive, however rear wheel drive could work just as well. The vehicle could be even lower with a lower powerpack, and maybe a cleft turret. However, the vehicle will probably not be much shorter than 1,1mm, simply because there is only so much you can recline the crew, and armor and stuff is a thing. Max would be 1,55m tall with when taking ground clearance int
  16. I have been wondering how short you can make a MBT and I came up with this: Using a unmanned turret and placing all crew in the front reduces the height of the tank by: 1.Removing the loader, thereby not needing the height of comfortable loading. 2. Moving the crew away from the turret, removing the need for head space for the crew and need for thick turret roof armor. And by using a reclined position, we can further reduce the height of the hull. Next would be to use hydropeumatic suspension to remove the floor space needed by the torsion bars. By sloping the UFP at 80 degree
  17. From what I have gathered, these seem like the 3 main gun mount types: In short, a over turret ring mount, inside turret ring mount or a casemate mount. Casemate provides the greatest amount of fire rate inside the smallest possible silhouette, with the least gun overhang and the simplest of the 3. ​Conventional turret is a conventional turret Over turret ring mount requires the smallest turret ring, and does not protrude into the hull, but lacks ammunition capacity and is more complex.
  18. Ok folks! A idea from Xoon's crazy lab! In AFVs we have a lot of heavy wiring. This problem is partially solved when it comes to control and signal cables with fiber optics. Put when it comes to power supply we still use copper cables. So I have a idea, what about using aluminum cables instead on the main power lines? Aluminum needs to be 1,5 times thicker to transfer the same amount of current, but it turn it is twice as light for the same amount of current. This would mean that if you have say, 500 kg worth of power supply cables, you could reduce the weight t
  19. I never sad that it drove over a IED or something like that. What I am saying is that it looks a lot like someone detonated a explosive on or inside the vehicle. And most likely it was destroyed for propaganda purposes. Also, all know ATGM hits that I know of according to you did not cause a catastrophic kill. This is why I did not include that option. Also, since the turret appears to just have been shoved off, rather than flying through the air, I actually doubt it was a ammunition detonation that got it. I got one theory about the burned down Leopard 2. On tank-net someone mentio
  20. I see the engine deck of something that appears to be a Leopard 2 at the right side of the image. So, does this mean: 3 Leopard 2s hit by enemy ATGM, 1 with a ammunition cook off in the turret. 3 captured Leopard 2s, one supposedly recaptured along with a BMP. 1 completely destroyed Leopard 2, either by explosives or ammunition cook off in the hull. This amounts to 7 Leopard 2s.
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