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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Dragonstriker in Britons are in trouble   
    GDLS UK has announced that it will be providing verbal evidence to the Defence Select Committee on July 20. Also released ahead of the testimony is their written evidence: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37866/html/
     
    At this rate my suspicion is that in short order, this will be the case because nobody sane will want anything to do with British cavalry scout vehicle programs after this.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from N-L-M in Britons are in trouble   
    GDLS UK has announced that it will be providing verbal evidence to the Defence Select Committee on July 20. Also released ahead of the testimony is their written evidence: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37866/html/
     
    At this rate my suspicion is that in short order, this will be the case because nobody sane will want anything to do with British cavalry scout vehicle programs after this.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from BaronTibere in Britons are in trouble   
    GDLS UK has announced that it will be providing verbal evidence to the Defence Select Committee on July 20. Also released ahead of the testimony is their written evidence: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37866/html/
     
    At this rate my suspicion is that in short order, this will be the case because nobody sane will want anything to do with British cavalry scout vehicle programs after this.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from SH_MM in Britons are in trouble   
    GDLS UK has announced that it will be providing verbal evidence to the Defence Select Committee on July 20. Also released ahead of the testimony is their written evidence: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37866/html/
     
    At this rate my suspicion is that in short order, this will be the case because nobody sane will want anything to do with British cavalry scout vehicle programs after this.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Sturgeon in Britons are in trouble   
    GDLS UK has announced that it will be providing verbal evidence to the Defence Select Committee on July 20. Also released ahead of the testimony is their written evidence: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37866/html/
     
    At this rate my suspicion is that in short order, this will be the case because nobody sane will want anything to do with British cavalry scout vehicle programs after this.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Ramlaen in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Formal ceremony today
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Beer in Britons are in trouble   
    Yes, that's how the new bustle is implemented.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LoooSeR in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    What I'm hearing now is that the US Army isn't going/wasn't going to evaluate both MPF candidates at the same time, so BAE Systems has time to get their MPF prototype sorted for shipping https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/02/17/bae-systems-respond-to-mobile-protected-firepower-trial-no-show-reports/
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    What I'm hearing now is that the US Army isn't going/wasn't going to evaluate both MPF candidates at the same time, so BAE Systems has time to get their MPF prototype sorted for shipping https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/02/17/bae-systems-respond-to-mobile-protected-firepower-trial-no-show-reports/
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Ramlaen in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    What I'm hearing now is that the US Army isn't going/wasn't going to evaluate both MPF candidates at the same time, so BAE Systems has time to get their MPF prototype sorted for shipping https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/02/17/bae-systems-respond-to-mobile-protected-firepower-trial-no-show-reports/
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Boagrius in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    The sale to Croatia of ex-Israeli F-16s collapsed as the US government would not allow the resale of the aircraft following modifications by the Israelis.
     
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-blocking-israeli-sale-of-used-f-16s-to-croatia-report/
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-israel-military-idUSKCN1P42MN
     
    Oh and it appears that a USMC F-35B has midaired with a KC-130J over southern California. F-35 pilot ejected, KC-130 belly landed in a field, everyone is mostly fine except for the F-35B. https://news.usni.org/2020/09/29/marine-f-35b-crashes-after-collision-with-kc-130-over-california-all-aircrew-recovered-safely
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from roguetechie in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    I suppose you must be charmed enough to have never encountered such personalities at the top of any organizational hierarchies. Or Miltwitter.
     
    More than a few of us have been published with proper bylines, covering subject matter more relevant to today than a 62 year old tank. We have been there and done that, the difference is that for the most part we weren't so certain of our own intellectual superiority just because we got published someplace for the first time.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Boagrius in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    I suppose you must be charmed enough to have never encountered such personalities at the top of any organizational hierarchies. Or Miltwitter.
     
    More than a few of us have been published with proper bylines, covering subject matter more relevant to today than a 62 year old tank. We have been there and done that, the difference is that for the most part we weren't so certain of our own intellectual superiority just because we got published someplace for the first time.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Sovngard in General AFV Thread   
    With the slat and ERA mounted it actually starts looking like the scale model MHI had circa 2014:

    (also many thanks to whoever it was that ignored the "don't photograph this" sign)
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Beer in General AFV Thread   
    With the slat and ERA mounted it actually starts looking like the scale model MHI had circa 2014:

    (also many thanks to whoever it was that ignored the "don't photograph this" sign)
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Beer in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    https://amp.nos.nl/artikel/2310447-defensie-f-35-lijkt-niets-over-te-hebben-gehouden-aan-foutje-met-blusschuim.html
     
    Well, both Lockheed Martin and P&W have remotely inspected the airframe and found it to be perfectly fine.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in General AFV Thread   
    With the slat and ERA mounted it actually starts looking like the scale model MHI had circa 2014:

    (also many thanks to whoever it was that ignored the "don't photograph this" sign)
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from 2805662 in General AFV Thread   
    With the slat and ERA mounted it actually starts looking like the scale model MHI had circa 2014:

    (also many thanks to whoever it was that ignored the "don't photograph this" sign)
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Ramlaen in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    https://twitter.com/RedKnightHQ66/status/1173986627376549894?s=20
     
    First of a coming series on some first timer tank crews
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Proyas in Upgrading tanks that have steel armor   
    "Enough to retain structural integrity for the rest of the tank that isn't (N)ERA, with frontal arc also functioning as a backstop for HEAT's remaining penetration"
     
    The "excess steel armor" problem came around due to increasingly powerful HEAT shells and ATGMs, their relative inaccuracy asides. If one of those connected, they would probably go through a lot more steel than you could reasonably fit on a tank.
     
    The Germans and French responded with the Leopard 1 and AMX-30, which were intended to trade armor for speed to get out of the line of fire with. The British had Chieftain, which relied on sloping to hopefully deflect was fired at them (this didn't work, hence Stilbrew). The Americans had the M60, which was designed for fused silica that would probably be pretty effective against period HEAT, but was never built with it.
     
    Leo 1 and the AMX-30 don't have much of an excess steel problem, but they don't have the growth space for significant upgrades due to how light they are. Chieftain... well, eventually a version of the design shorn of most steel armor and replaced with Chobham, and with hydropneumatic suspension became Challenger. M60s soldiered on for far longer than they should have in US service no thanks to MBT-70. Marine Corps M60A1s eventually got an ERA kit (apparently not Blazer) in time for Desert Storm, but remaining stocks were rapidly sold off afterwards. Israeli M60s (Magachs) got very extensive (N)ERA upgrades following the agonizing experiences of Yom Kippur. Sabra is a further evolution of late Magach design principles, but it's really close to the absolute maximum you can do with an M60, assuming it's not already there.
     

     
    You may have noticed that I didn't mention Soviet tanks. Starting from the T-64 on, all of them had NERA protection on the frontal arc. BDD kits with similar (if not identical) working principles to Chobham were made available for T-54/55s and T-62s as well, although never for export.
     
    EDIT: General Dynamics actually did propose your suggestion of putting a new turret on an old tank with the M60-2000, an M60 hull with an M1A1 turret. Nobody bought it.
     
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Lord_James in General AFV Thread   
    Low Light Level Television camera: https://books.google.com.my/books?id=isPvCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT22&lpg=PT22&dq=pzb+200+llltv&source=bl&ots=tWo9fQQnMs&sig=ACfU3U0t3hkImCKXbiSJvP7NdO6S5a1r7A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi39Nu9iOHgAhVLrY8KHSpgDiYQ6AEwD3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=pzb 200 llltv&f=false
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    Krieger22 reacted to Sovngard in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    British L27 CHARM 3 APFSDS
     

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