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    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,
     
     
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    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,
     
     
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    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 :
     
     
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    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.
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    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.
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    BaronTibere reacted to Valryon in Britons are in trouble   
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    BaronTibere reacted to David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/652/pdf/

    Army apparently wants CR2 to fire gun-launched ATGM and have significantly enhanced protection.
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes 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.
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    BaronTibere reacted to N-L-M in Mechanized Warfare is now a moderated subforum   
    Gather round, ye posters of Mechanized!
    Recent events have indicated that a refresher course on the posting standards of this forum is needed, and so:
    Reminder that SH is primarily, first and foremost, a document-based forum. While there is a gentlemen's agreement kind of deal whereby you are not expected to post your sources with every post you make, it is implicitly assumed that you actually have such sources and that they actually say what you claim they do. Furthermore, it is expected that when requested, you post the relevant sources.
    While it is known that not all the information relating to the subjects discussed on this forum is public domain, and that therefore informed speculation is a large part of any debate, it is expected that:
    A. your speculation have some basis in reality (which can in turn be backed up with at least circumstantial evidence), and:
    B. that it be presented as such.
    Here is a very good example of how not to post:
     
    You would note that the poster in question is extremely confident in their tone with no indication to the average reader that this is in fact complete bullshit, and has no basis whatsoever for the claims he is making. This is in fact the exact kind of posting that is not desired on this forum.
     
    On the other hand, here is a good example of speculation done right:
     
    The poster in question clearly explains, by analyzing available imagery and using basic logic, why in fact they have reached their conclusions, and backs it up with references to available literature on the topic. No wild assumptions are fielded as fact, nor are any major claims presented without at the very least circumstantial photographic evidence. And all speculation is presented as such- "a seems to be true", "b seems to be better than c", "I'd say d is the case", and so on. Even a poorly-informed reader can easily distinguish between what is implicitly assumed, what is actually known and what is fresh new (grounded) speculation.
     
    For those of you who are new, or just rusty, the posting rules are fairly clear:
    Kindly re-familiarize yourselves with the rules.
     
    And last but not least, remember that the forum motto is  Referte avt morimini, link or die. Hiding behind sources that cannot be confirmed, that have mysteriously disappeared, or that "you seem to remember" do not count. While nobody is expecting you to have all your sources at hand at any given moment, it is expected that you either post them at the nearest possible convenience or back off the claims which remain unsubstantiated until further notice. Failure to do so is considered poor taste, to say the least. Many posters who are no longer with us did not heed the warnings and therefore chose themselves the "morimini" route.
     
    The management thanks you for your voluntary cooperation.
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    BaronTibere reacted to SH_MM in Britons are in trouble   
    It is a mash-up of different sources and drawings from British documents made by a Chinese blogger who also sometimes posts here.
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    BaronTibere reacted to Sovngard in Britons are in trouble   
    Vickers Valiant on a muddy track :
     

     
     
    Barr & Stroud LF 11 gunner sight and the Pilkington PE  Condor commander day/night sight :
     

     
     
    Hull ammo rack (30x105 mm) and driver's compartment, the handlebar features a throttle twist grip :
     

     
     
    VR 1000 powerpack comprising the Rolls-Royce CV12TCA Condor 1000 hp engine and the TN 12-1000 automatic transmission :
     

     
    The pyramidal louvers above the transmission are typical of the Valiant.
     
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    The Abu-Dhabi test was with a 7/2 was it not? I remember some images of the supposed test of the Mk.7 in egypt that was alongside an AMX-40 and a Challenger 1, I will try and locate them again.
     
    Edit: ah no i'm thinking of the Saudi trials with the Osorio. Do you know what year the Abu-Dhabi trials were?
     
    Edit 2: old copy of janes MBT says this and given its the same author im assuming the Christopher Foss vickers book also says this (i can check that tonight),
     
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Laviduce in Britons are in trouble   
    The Mk.7 was tested in Egypt afaik, there is a UK report about it floating around because they had to release some information about chobham protection levels to Egypt. This was in 1985/86 iirc. See images of the report that someone on the war thunder forums had:
     
     
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    The Mk.7 was tested in Egypt afaik, there is a UK report about it floating around because they had to release some information about chobham protection levels to Egypt. This was in 1985/86 iirc. See images of the report that someone on the war thunder forums had:
     
     
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Karamazov in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Zyklon in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Serge in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Scolopax in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    Prototype Warrior ADATS displayed at BAEE 1988,

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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Kal in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    https://ir.rheinmetall.com/download/companies/rheinmetall/Presentations/191120_CMD_2019_Unterluess_CEO_online.pdf
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Serge in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    https://ir.rheinmetall.com/download/companies/rheinmetall/Presentations/191120_CMD_2019_Unterluess_CEO_online.pdf
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from LoooSeR in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    https://ir.rheinmetall.com/download/companies/rheinmetall/Presentations/191120_CMD_2019_Unterluess_CEO_online.pdf
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    https://ir.rheinmetall.com/download/companies/rheinmetall/Presentations/191120_CMD_2019_Unterluess_CEO_online.pdf
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    BaronTibere got a reaction from N-L-M in Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) and Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT)   
    https://ir.rheinmetall.com/download/companies/rheinmetall/Presentations/191120_CMD_2019_Unterluess_CEO_online.pdf
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