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Everything posted by Zadlo

  1. K21 has very heavy turret. Fire support version with XC-8 105HP turret is 600 to 1000 kg lighter than basic IFV. That's why they had to use composites in the structure.
  2. I'm interested how good K21 would be as a torch in engagements against North Korean armour with such a lot composites in a structure.
  3. It's easy to think what was the reference threat for Mk4. Which ATGMs had Syria around 1995 - 1999? If you answer that you'll know which protection levels the fourth Merk represents for sure. Which patent?
  4. Scheme of HITFIST-30p complete armour - WITU accidentally (or not) unveiled that during the certification.
  5. Commander sits behind the driver. Sensitive data. Borsuk is still under the development.
  6. MTU 8V199 TE20 but it may be changed for production vehicles. HSW is looking for complete replacement for MTU engines because they're expensive in terms of both service and purchase.
  7. Borsuk during the qualification tests in Drawsko. This prototype received additional armour modules on external buoyancy modules and has removed trim vane.
  8. Unfortunately GDELS asked for remove those photos.
  9. Only Rosomak-M1. 10mm steel plates in spaced array were the applique armour from Rafael. Meanwhile indigenous solution which was in Rosomak-M1M uses ceramic and polymer layers inside the array.
  10. I'll put two things into perspective 1) K2PL will be 4 tons heavier than basic K2 but it has longer chassis due to additional pair of wheels. Where does the whole additional weight go? To armour? Or maybe to longer chassis and modified shape of turret? 2) We don't know from which distance K279 was shot (and if it even was K279), if it had full charge and what was the hardness of steel plate.
  11. Always has been. Level 6 requires protection against 30mm NM225 APFSDS-T or Slovakian copy of 3UBR6.
  12. AMV XP during tests in Poland in the previous year. Polish APCs - just like Rosomak - will be amphibious.
  13. Old-type protective cover of ZSSW-30's CITV: 1. armour scheme 2. ballistic tests to achieve Level 2 STANAG 4569
  14. Maybe it would be theoretical in Ukraine. In Central Europe CR2 would spot T-14 at maximum 1500 meters. It's not hard. It's impossible because of topography. Even optical artillery observation systems placed on ground platforms are limited there to maximum 3 kilometers.
  15. That was blue-on-blue but rather with NM 222 (Mk 264) MP-T than with NM 225 (Mk 258) APFSDS-T.
  16. Soviets needed T-72 in early 70s because T-64A (and later B) had turned into one huge experiment. You can't have a proven MBT if tanks from other production series are made differently.
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