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BaronTibere

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  1. Tank You
    BaronTibere reacted to Ramlaen in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    https://insidedefense.com/insider/bae-delivers-first-mpf-prototype
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    BaronTibere reacted to delete013 in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    These designs seem to stray from the usual good practices of tank building. Bulky, tall and with little space for suspension. Armour on the "cannon" seems equal to that of a c2(IFV?). How is that justified?
  3. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
    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.
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from 2805662 in Britons are in trouble   
    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.
  5. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
    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
     
  6. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Laviduce in Britons are in trouble   
  8. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Henschel in General AFV Thread   
    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.
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    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.
  10. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from MoritzPTK in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    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.
  11. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Laviduce in Britons are in trouble   
    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,

  12. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    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,

  13. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
    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,

  14. Tank You
    BaronTibere reacted to alanch90 in Britons are in trouble   
    More on the Challenger 3 and Warrior 2. This is from September 28th.

    https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/12523/html/?fbclid=IwAR3MXJBHlgabki4BwkB6946JiX_NGFedgjEDuR2oBpJzdDZ5Xm-G3HHlWNM
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    BaronTibere reacted to Stimpy75 in Turkish touch   
    first i thought it's Altay but it's a different modernization of LEO II by BMC
    Edit: it seems that they put the turret of the Altay with the german 120/44 on a Leopard II chassis

  16. Tank You
    BaronTibere reacted to SH_MM in Britons are in trouble   
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    BaronTibere reacted to SH_MM in Britons are in trouble   
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    BaronTibere reacted to Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
    I believe that is the wheeled prototype for the Future Combat Systems program, which ended up losing to the tracked variant.
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    BaronTibere reacted to David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    oh god how did these get here im bad with computer
  20. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Stimpy75 in Britons are in trouble   
    Armoured Archives youtube channel has also begun a series on the Vickers Mk.1 to 3,
     
     
  21. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Laviduce in Britons are in trouble   
    Armoured Archives youtube channel has also begun a series on the Vickers Mk.1 to 3,
     
     
  22. Tank You
    BaronTibere reacted to Sovngard in Britons are in trouble   
    Video on the story of the little-known Vickers Mk. 4 (a.k.a Valiant) MBT with some exclusive photos :
     
     
  23. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Laviduce in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    The Fire Control Computer is the CDC model that the Abrams uses (or near the same), however the entire system was contracted to Marconi and afaik Vickers and Marconi wrote the software. This is my understanding from the Hanyes Manual and the Vickers Tanks Landships to Challenger 2 book, as well as reading the relevant parts of the Jane's AFV Retrofit book referenced by SH_MM.
  24. Tank You
    BaronTibere got a reaction from Beer in Britons are in trouble   
    If you watch the video rheinmetall put out recently there is a glimpse of what looks like a leopard 2 sized bustle rack. So I don't think all the ammo will be in the bustle, especially given the location of the commander's sight. I expect the rest is in the hull somehow.
  25. Tank You
    BaronTibere reacted to Valryon in Britons are in trouble   
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