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  1. This is what it says: "With a total capacity of 970 1, Group 1 includes a structural tank positioned in front of and above the undercarriage ammunition barrel, one structural tank behind the driver, three plastic tanks at the rear of the frame and another plastic tank at the top of the frame rear of the chassis. Group 2, on the other hand, has 285 liters distributed between one structural tank on the Left Front and one on the front right." Which means to me : - A fuel tank behind the driver -> This checks out. - Three plastic fuel tanks at the hull
  2. Thank you very much Wiedzmin. According to one source this black object near the turret ring is supposed to be some kind of hydraulic reservoir for the turret traverse and elevation mechanism. I am not totally convinced of that. I thought that this black object is another fuel tank. As the book says there is supposed to be another fuel tank at the (upper) back of the hull. I am missing about 100 liters in my model and this object is the approximate size that would satisfy the requirement. I need a second or third opinion. The other plastic fuel cells are next to eachother on t
  3. It will take me a while to get to the point. I still want to add the major components such as the ammunition drum, autoloader, fuel tanks, etc. to the model. I am currently stuck on the fuel system, which is giving me problems. I used Sketchup to model the tank. I plan to create horizontal crosssectional 2D slices of the hull and turret at 10 mm intervals that i will colorcode and then save as a image file. I will use Matlab and its image processing abilities to process the 2D slice images, stack them and generate a 3D matrix that then can be visiualized in many different w
  4. What weldline are you referring to? At the weldline B the bays might be a tiny bit deeper but I do not think it will be more than 30-40 mm. I used this image as a reference as well. Sadly, I have not found the original video.
  5. I used this image to get the lower boundary of the center hull cavities. For the the cavity thickness I used a prototype Leclerc diagram as a reference and two images of the Leclerc front hull under contruction. Using the two images I got a rough ballpark range of around 590-690 mm using CAD and photomatching techniques. With the prototype diagram i got a thickness of about 620 mm. It seemed like a plausible number so I went with it. I can provide some more detailed explanation including the sources if someone wants to know. I was very careful in my evaluation.
  6. AMX Leclerc Series 1 Special Armor distribution in the hull and turret (not including the spaced heavy side skirts). Once the model is complete i will use it to do some vulnerability modelling along the lines the data presented in the Swedish Tank Trial diagrams:
  7. IMHO, approximate design and layout of the Leclerc front hull special armor cavities:
  8. Some images of the interior of the ZTZ family: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7682151@N07/with/47021860851/ A book dealing with the early ZTZ-98/99 series: https://docdro.id/7PxAUUl
  9. I will no longer share any information on the Steel Beasts forum or with any person directly affiliate with that site. I also do not want any of my diagrams shared on that site or anyone from that site because some of my diagrams will include or will be derived from information that will have come from declassified/classified/leaked data that might or might not have been labelled "secret" in one way or another. I hope that overzealous douchebags such as that Australian will not be given any power or influence over the Sturgeon's House forum and that characters such as him will be kept away f
  10. The forum rules were not broken , they were updated because of me posting some diagrams that were labelled "secret". This affects all classified information not just classified information on one forum.
  11. Yesterday I created a thread on the Steel Beasts forum that would address the protection characteristic of the vehicles modelled in Steel Beasts. I included all kinds diagrams and images from various sources to back up my claims on various relevant vehicles. One of the sources was information contained int the now somewhat notorious presentation on the Swedish Tank Trials labeled as Stridsfordon idag och morgon. As you might know, this information contains images/diagrams that have been labelled "secret". After putting some effort into creating this post , it was del
  12. Is this secret information ? If yes, Gibsonm needs to report it to the Russian military attache in Australia!
  13. For the Type 99 (A) the front armor's resistance to AP round/sabot is equivalent to 7** mm RHA, the resistance to HEAT round is equivalent to 1***mm RHA.... The top armor's resistance to HEAT round is equivalent to ***mm RHA...
  14. Thank you very much Sovngard ! Here is the file (hopefully): https://docdro.id/zvIkXJz
  15. When it comes to information I am not one to really tease. Where can i upload the pdf file to, to share it ? I have a couple of other pdfs that might be of interest to some.
  16. These pages are from M1 ABRAMS in action - by Jim Mesko, Don Greer, Perry Manley - Armor No. 26 - Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc. -1989 (ISBN 0-89747-222-5). I do have the .pdf file.
  17. Something does not add up at all. I am getting the impression that they wanted to get caught. Not even total amateurs would act this way, knowing about the CCTV networks in the UK.
  18. A T-90A with the artist taking an artistic license.
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