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David Moyes

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  1. Telford Armour Might be related to the Porton Down armour mentioned in "CR3" upgrade.
  2. Indeed. Although the lesson should've been learnt when CR1s had the same issues whilst mustering in Saudi Arabia. Vickers had to rush a team out to desertify them.
  3. Challenger 1 had 98% availability during the Gulf War. Only attrition being two CR1s driving into each other and breaking their guns at the very beginning. Challenger 2 had a similar availability during the Iraq invasion and only downtime was due to a massive sandstorm. CR line has it's share of problems but reliability generally isn't one.
  4. General Dynamics UK have created a virtual expo complete with a 3D model viewer for Ajax and Foxhound: https://gdgoesvirtual.com/ls/event.html Password = GD2021 Interesting things like an electronic drive system for Foxhound: and the world's most useful periscope:
  5. https://tankmuseumshop.org/collections/new-in/products/observer-of-cold-war-tank-development
  6. lol I thought it was Greek camo because I combined these 2 schemes together in my head:
  7. CV9035NL MLU Hi-Res Version
  8. Figured it out. It's a regular turret on a E hull. I didn't notice the different rear and then thought it was a re-painted Omani version as they have different cooling exhausts: I had also forgotten that the version used in Greek trials had a mantle-mounted optic but used the updated periscope: I wonder why it was changed? Previously the regular CR2E was the one being advertised to Greece:
  9. @TokyoMorose Regular CR2. Camo is Greek.
  10. Challenger 2(E) Promotional Posters https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3827327810631274/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CV12 Remanufacture https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3796493567048032/
  11. How would you open the modules? There's no doors on individual modules and the tops are bolted. The entire module array is bolted together and only the side skirt sections have hinges To access the supposed top storage you would have to lift and hold the entire array: I imagine that the logic with PSO fit is that the vehicles would be operating closely from FOBs and not need as much autonomy. Early renders showed vehicles covered entirely in slat armour and equipment bolted onto the hull:
  12. The boxes with ribbing are storage. Full length + height module configuration is armour. Except for the front right modules which appear to be storage + armour: Armour configurations:
  13. The new armour could also theoretically be used in the lower glacis and side add-on packs. Powerpack has been known for a while but to what extent isn't. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What's in the Boxes? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vickers Mk4 https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-royal-ordnance-factory-main-battle-tank-prototype-nop40303-at-the-176456853.html
  14. 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
  15. @Dinmoo Storage container for misfired rounds. So insurgents can't pick-up the discarded round and create bombs.
  16. WCSP More Extensive Than Previously Thought https://www.mane.co.uk/news/warrior-production-contract-could-boost-uk-economy-by-1-billion-252762/ --------------------------------------------------------------- @Serge Probably for OPFOR training.
  17. Official literature lists only one. In a H-Drive system I believe that a differential-like component for an individual wheel would be classified as a (limiter/reducer?) gearbox.
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