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Clan_Ghost_Bear

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  1. It seems to me that with Drummond there's always an equal possibility he's talking out of his ass.
  2. The Main Battle System. A TARDEC concept that would move crewmen from the tanks into command vehicles, enabling weight and crew savings over a 4-tank unit of Abrams by 50 percent. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1015742.pdf
  3. Since the ammo storage was moved, it would have to be completely new if they wanted to carry a reasonable amount of rounds.
  4. It's entirely possible they based the design of the new turret on the old one, but the ammunition is now housed in the bustle. That would require enough modification to be a new design.
  5. Looks like BAE will have to offer a bit more than the Black Knight if they want to win.
  6. Less competition for the Challenger 2 refresh?
  7. Any Idea what he's talking about with the XM302? I couldn't find any info about it on the web.
  8. http://www.tboverse.us/HPCAFORUM/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24582 Possible or complete BS?
  9. It just seems like they've gone back on that decision, I don't think I've seen a single industry/military source call them that.
  10. Gonna go with a no on that one, chief.
  11. Interestingly enough, the last Shermans only left service this year: https://www.janes.com/article/79476/paraguayan-army-retires-last-m4-shermans-from-service But to answer your question, if you were fighting guerillas that had no access to anti-tank weaponry it would be useful. I don't think it would be worthwile to upgrade them any further than maybe replacing the main gun with a low-pressure 90mm, though.
  12. Would this be taking the place of the K-2 procurement?
  13. http://dmilt.com/europe/romania-army-expresses-interest-in-leopard-2-tanks Romania wants to purchase 60 Leo 2A5
  14. Griffin 1= AUSA 2016 demo vehicle, the one painted grey Griffin 3= OMFV Entry shown at AUSA 2018, with hexagonal camouflage
  15. The M8 and Griffin have been down-selected for the Mobile Protected Firepower bid, leaving out SAIC. The Company has stated that they plan to offer something for OMFV. https://breakingdefense.com/2018/12/army-picks-bae-gd-for-mpf-light-tank-prototypes/ Could it be that prototype that they were building last year, or a different off-the-shelf vehicle?
  16. https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/12/defence-spending-to-be-stepped-up-more-tanks-and-f-35-jets/ The Dutch military has decided to purchase, among other things, more tanks. Are there any surplus Leo 2s left or will the Dutch have to shell out for new builds?
  17. A few designs for the LVT(X) program. Any other info on these guys would be appreciated!
  18. What was the British rationale for not liking the ammo storage in the turret?
  19. A report on using a "Mobile Energy Depot" to make and supply fuel cells to vehicles in the field: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1021779/m2/1/high_res_d/4307142.pdf
  20. I thought they were building a prototype for this, was it cancelled?
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