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  1. Ground launched Tomahawk happened. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/703577/dod-conducts-ground-launched-cruise-missile-test edit: bigger picture So the Russians were right when they complained about the land aegis system capability to launch land attack cruise missiles. Great... what a world we live in
  2. I saw that track-throwing on the livestream. Whereas the rest of the tanks reaches 65-67 km/h and the Chinese one 71 km/h, the Russian T-72B3 reaches an astonishing 77 km/h!! After closer examination of that tank I conclude that the Russians are cheating again. IMO, they took a T-72B3M with the more powerful engine (1130hp) and took of the commander's independent sight to mask the tank as an ordinary T-72B3. You can see the covered hole of the commanders sight on the Russian tanks but not on the other participants tanks.
  3. That running gear looks quite flimsy for such a big IFV. When it drove of the ramp with low speed, the front sprockets hit the ground. I wouldn't want to imagine what would happen at higher speeds. This amphibious race will either be very fun or very boring to watch...
  4. Come on guys, this LEOCLERCtm is obviously just to show the world that Germans and French can indeed cooperate on tank design, how small and lack of innovation of this LEOCLERCtm is. Let us see what they have in store in a couple years, granted that the cooperation lasts...
  5. A true treasure that has been found. Finally some official figures about armor values.
  6. I would rather sit in an Abrams being a couple tonnes heavier and a top speed of a few km/h slower, than in a leopard 2
  7. I should have said 'not cost effective in replacing/repairing the Armata' If a warhead penetrates the ammo in the autoloader, it will cause such a huge explosion that the turret will be popped of just like any other tank. The turret contains lots of expensive and sensitive electronics, optics and the main gun itself. Such an explosion would probably wreck any electronic or mechanical connection between the crew module and engine which makes repairs difficult and expensive, if not impossible. The most probable outcome of an internal ammo explosion of the Armata will be a total
  8. IMO the Leopard faces us the viewers with it's turret facing to the left of it's center. The ATGM hit in the area of the main gun ammo stowage and there seems to be no delay between the ATGM exploding and the ammo inside the tank exploding, whatsoever. It still amazes me why virtually every (western) tank designers put half or more of the main gun ammo in the hull. There is not one modern day tank that won't suffer casualties from internal main gun ammo explosion expect for the M1 Abrams. And Armata, but then again it's design isn't cost-effective. 5 soldiers lost thei
  9. Could also be an M60 or sabra mbt. Anyway, this shows why hull ammo storage is faulty and bustle stored ammo with armored doors and blow off panels a la M1 is the best solution for mbt. Unfortunately the Altay also comes with ammo stored in the hull.
  10. So the warheads are in the crew compartment with the charges in the hull? Also interesting to see that the special amour begins just in front of the crew seats on either side of the hull.
  11. That (commanders/gunners??) sight resembles a lot like the CV90's UTAAS, or the other way around I wonder if the soviet's intended to field thermal imagers with these mbt prototypes..
  12. If I understand it correctly, this thing will blow up the internals of an integrated special armor array and will leave a huge hole in a adapted special armor array? (thnx SH_MM) Will this make backplates even more important to stop the jet from penetrating?
  13. I retract my posts. Never give DRDO the benefit of the doubt.
  14. You never know with Indians..
  15. I meant a 300mm thick plate canted at 60 degrees.
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