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  1. https://www.nexter-group.fr/en/actualites/nos-dernieres-actualites/nexter-prepares-future-battle-tank-armament.html I also did this while talking with someone else: It would seem to be a similar if not identical case diameter to current 120s and the Rh130. (obviously a good margin of error on those dimensions)
  2. Sorry it was referred to as a white paper elsewhere but yeah its only slightly less vague than the defense review itself. At least the name Challenger 3 is finally confirmed by the government.
  3. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-army-tank-numbers-drop-to-148-from-227/ https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/warrior-upgrade-scrapped-but-remaining-in-service/ The full white paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-in-a-competitive-age/defence-in-a-competitive-age-accessible-version
  4. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/03/12/80bn-equipment-revealed-defence-review-tanks-jets-drones-hovering/ Looks like the defense review will be out on tuesday and the theme will be RIP warrior and "Boxers for everyone". Edit: annnnnddd no details, there is a more specific defense report coming on monday that might have them.
  5. He was spurred on this because the tank museum mislabeled the FMBTA1 as the FV4211 again.
  6. I believe earlier on (mid century) they provided more power than electric drives but seems like at least by the mid to late 80s pure electric drives were able to deliver similar speeds.
  7. Marconi IFCS (Chieftain Mk.9/10/11/Khalid, nearly identical to Challenger 1 FCS): There are more images in the entire brochure but these are the figures. Bold choice of colours.
  8. That's the only mention I've seen on the internet. Idk if he burried it in a book somewhere or not, I suppose there might be vickers archive documents about it.
  9. AFAIK the one at Greek trials still had TOGs installed but the CR2E spec at that point was to remove it, it just hadn't been done yet - I think the one on display was later on. The strange CR2E pictured above is for the South African proposal, idk much about it but it appears to be a slightly more austere version compared to full CR2E spec - euro powerpack but standard optics. In any case I believe it lost out to the Leclerc but neither went ahead. Source: Simon Dunstan,
  10. Lots of interesting details in there. New modular armour design at Porton Down (a Dstl site)? I assumed the armour would be some form of AMAP given Rheinmetall's lead on the project but I guess not. They also hint at a powerpack upgrade and indicated the weapon is at the same level as the new Leos and Abrams - seems more L55A1 than 130.
  11. He's working on a Vickers Mk.3 video next I think, and also trying to string together something on the MBT-80 but seems like a massive amount of sources to sift through.
  12. Thanks! Guess this is the wrong topic then. Seems it was a United Defense project but BAE bought them around that time.
  13. Does anyone know what the heck this thing is? Mid 2000s, turbine engine with electric drive and the hull is made of titanium.
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