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David Moyes

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  1. If it hadn't been for Cottonmouth ARV I'd be a Major a long time ago Where'd you deploy from, where'd you withdraw? What did you recon, Cottonmouth ARV? *Eurobeat*
  2. Ajax Brimstone Overwatch https://generaldynamics.uk.com/gduk/overwatch/ https://mk0generaldynam7ma37.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ARES-OVERWATCH-NEW-V5-1.mp4 2x4 brimstone launchers Can fire at multiple targets near simultaneously Fires static or moving -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3. Ajax turret would be too big and heavy for an IFV. 1.7m turret ring vs 1.4m for WCSP. It's also Lance-based and LMUK and Rheinmetall fell out because of the original WCSP turret failure.
  4. @Lord_James You're using logic. Army Brass do not. When the cancelation was first announced people of course suggested a WCSP-Boxer. Various journalists quickly shut down such a thing. Army will do everything to dissociate themselves from WCSP. Doesn't matter if nearly £500m has been wasted. It's happened before, it will happen again. I could even see the Army completely dumping CT40.
  5. By all accounts the turret did work in the end and the battlefield trials for WCSP were going well. However with all the delays and cost overruns it simply became untenable to continue. I would say "politically risky" would refer to the optics of giving LMUK more money to continue a "failed" programme on another platform. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scottish Conservative leader standing on a Hawkei at Thales in Glasgow. Recently GDUK has been promoting Foxhound on twitter sparking speculation that L-ATV will be rejected for MRV-P Group 1. Hawkei turning up at the proposed manufacturing site for Bushmaster (competing against Eagle V 6x6 for MRV-P Group 2) and allowed to be used for a photo-op adds to that further. Link if you want to see more photos of a politician climbing on a no-step bonnet: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/thales?events=775640429&family=editorial&phrase=thales&sort=best
  6. Helmets make for the best wheel chocks...
  7. I don't know what they mean by Southern Asia? South Korea isn't actually in the south.
  8. Telford Armour Might be related to the Porton Down armour mentioned in "CR3" upgrade.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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:
  12. https://tankmuseumshop.org/collections/new-in/products/observer-of-cold-war-tank-development
  13. lol I thought it was Greek camo because I combined these 2 schemes together in my head:
  14. CV9035NL MLU Hi-Res Version
  15. 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:
  16. @TokyoMorose Regular CR2. Camo is Greek.
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