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  1. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Beer in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    German PDF about the OPHELIOS thermal imager used on PERI of Leopard 2:
     
     
  2. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Kal in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    SEOSS-2 Specs:
     
    Ranges for Thermal channel (NATO 2.3x2.3 target)
     

  3. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Serge in Lets talk Fire Control Systems (FCS)   
    German PDF about the OPHELIOS thermal imager used on PERI of Leopard 2:
     
     
  4. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from 2805662 in StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)   
    BAAINBw has successfully tested and certified a new camera vision system for the Puma IFV.
     
     
  5. Tank You
    MoritzPTK reacted to SH_MM in Britons are in trouble   
  6. Tank You
    MoritzPTK reacted to SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    Austria is looking to modernize its Leopard 2 tanks. There isn't much budget, so it is likely a smaller modification only:
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    Ever thought Rheinmetall's Leopard 2 Revolution looks like it was made out of plastic? Well, it kind of is...

    https://www.hintsteiner-group.com/wehrtechnik#step-1
     
    Boxes for the armor modules, cover for the SEOSS sight and parts of the RWS are made out of carbon-fibre. The same applies to parts of the KF31 and KF41 Lynx.
     
     
  7. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
  8. Metal
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Laviduce in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1

    PDF on Google Drive:
     
  9. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Ramlaen in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1

    PDF on Google Drive:
     
  10. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Beer in French flair   
    We worked with this as well, trust me, this does not work as well as advertised and especially these NNs give high rate of false returns.
  11. Tank You
    MoritzPTK reacted to SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    "im Haushalt 2021 die Restentwicklung und Qualifikation der Munition 120mm KE2020Neo für den KPz Leo-pard 2 einzuplanen und unverzüglich einen Vertrag abzuschließen. Dem Verteidigungsausschluss ist bis spätestens 31. März 2021 über die Umsetzung zu berichten. Begründung:
     
    1. Das in Nutzung befindliche System Panzerkanone L55 mit 120 mm in Verbindung mit der KE DM63 ist heute nicht mehr in der Lage, den modernisierten Teil der russischen KPz-Flotte (mehrere Tausend Fahrzeuge) in der Duellsituation erfolgreich zu bekämpfen.
     
    2. Die Entwicklung neuer 120 mm Munition (KE2020Neo) würde die Fähigkeitslücke zur VJTF 2027 deutlich reduzieren und die technologische Grundlage zur Schließung dieser Lücke darstellen.
     
    3.Die aktuelle Kampfpanzergeneration Leopard 2 nutzt derzeit eine KE-Munition mit einer Penetrator-Technologie aus dem Jahr 1995. Moderne Reaktivpanzerungen (Explosive Reactive Armour; ERA) wie die 3. Generation ERA (Relikt), die bei russischen Kampfpanzern auch älterer Bauart nachgerüstet sind und werden (z.B. Verwendung in KPz T72B3, KPz T90M/MS), können mit der bestehenden KE-Munition nicht mehr erfolgreich bekämpft werden. Daher besteht eine akute Fähigkeitslücke der gesamten Leopard-Flotte in Deutschland und in der weltweiten 120 mm Nutzergemeinschaft inklusive aller NATO Partner.)"
     
    https://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/19/233/1923326.pdf
  12. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Mustang in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1

    PDF on Google Drive:
     
  13. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Lord_James in StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)   
    Maybe me knowledge will suffice as well.
     
    This is the VT-001 (Versuchsträger) prototype of the Marder 2 vehicle.
    With the introduction of the Leopard 2 there was a need for a new IFV that could keep up with the MBT, both from a mobility and technology standpoint. The German army then put the „Kampfwagen 90“ to life. The requirements were then given to the manufacturers (KMW main contractor) to come up with an offer. Main requirements were for the vehicle to carry at least 7 grenadiers and to protect them against 30mm AP(DS) munitions on the frontal arc.
     
    In theory the armor concept was to be modular, but due to the heavy weight (44t) this was wishful thinking. The armor made the vehicle immune to 14.5mm AP all around, with the already mentioned 30mm protection on the front. It also had a spall liner.
     
    The main armament (found in the rather cramped 2 man turret) was the Rh503 35mm external propulsion gun.
     

     
    An innovative concept with quite a lot of firepower for its time (even upgradeable to 50mm if the need arises) with then newly developed Oerlikon APFSDS rounds and just like the modern Puma it had a programmable HE round against infantry. While the Marder 2 for some reason had no anti tank missiles, a major upside compared to the Marder 1 was that the gun now was fully stabilized.
     
    Powering the Marder 2 was carried out by the 1000hp MTU Ka-500 from the Pzh2000 and the same gearbox from Renk which is also used on the SPH. The propulsion allowed for top speed of 60km/h (which produced an unpleasant sound for the passengers). In contrast to the Puma the Marder 2 relied on a torsion bar suspension system.
     
    The fire control computer was a modified version of the ATLAS FLT2 found on the Leopard 2. 
    The gunner was supposed to use the PERI-ZTWL sight, which was very similar to the EMES-15 (Both with the same daylight cameras and WBG-X thermal imager).
    The commander had the PERI-RT 60 periscopic daysight (No dedicated thermal imager, just access to the gunners view).
     
    While the vehicle was technically ready for mass production, the end of the Cold War (like so often) ultimately was the reason for the cancellation of the program.
     
    The only existing prototype now is displayed at the WTS Koblenz. A disappointing end to a maybe overweight and simple, yet very powerful and (in contrast to Puma) maintainable machine.
     

     
    I hope i was able to portrait it in an interesting manner, if there are still questions about the vehicle that i cannot answer, i can ask a curator at the WTS 
     
  14. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Ramlaen in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    No, the gun just supports a higher chamber pressure. It does not mean that current rounds have increased pressure, velocity or muzzle energy.
  15. Tank You
    MoritzPTK reacted to LoooSeR in Vehicles of the PLA: Now with refreshing new topic title!   
    ZTQ-15 engine compartment

     
     
  16. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in General AFV Thread   
    So apparently Norway is finally moving ahead to replace their old Leopard 2A4 MBTs. According to their "Long Term Defense Plan" they want to equip one brigade with new tanks.
    Currently the Norwegian Army operates 36 MBTs, if they want to equip an entire brigade of their maneuver bataillons that would translate to a need for quite a big number of vehicles.
     
    The main competitors seem to be the Leopard 2 and the K2 Black Panther.
     

    Leopard 2 upgrade proposal which was posted somewhere in this forum already
     

    South Korean K2 Black Panther (proposal for the Polish Army)
     
    An upgrade for the Leopard 2 would probably come out to be much cheaper than the order of a tank which does not exist in said variant. The main challenge for the german companies in winning this contract will probably be the ability to deliver the tanks on time. Right now there are over 200 german tanks that have to be upgraded, together with other orders from Hungary, Denmark etc.
  17. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Lord_James in SH_MM tells us about NGP, which was sort of but not really like Armata   
    NGP Render
     
     

     
    2 Versions: IFV Variant with 50mm Rh503 (300 shots) and 6-8 dismounts, MBT variant with 140mm nPzK (30 rounds)

    Both variants were proposed to have significant ballistic protection (55-70t) and (as seen on the render) the Diehl AVePs APS. Both operated by 2 man crews with all around camera / thermal vision. Kind of resembles Armata platform if you ask me.
     
     
  18. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Laviduce in SH_MM tells us about NGP, which was sort of but not really like Armata   
    NGP Render
     
     

     
    2 Versions: IFV Variant with 50mm Rh503 (300 shots) and 6-8 dismounts, MBT variant with 140mm nPzK (30 rounds)

    Both variants were proposed to have significant ballistic protection (55-70t) and (as seen on the render) the Diehl AVePs APS. Both operated by 2 man crews with all around camera / thermal vision. Kind of resembles Armata platform if you ask me.
     
     
  19. Metal
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Molota_477 in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1

    PDF on Google Drive:
     
  20. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Serge in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    And we also have the (more famous) PT14 (mod) Turret autoloader. Tank is on display at WTS Koblenz.
     

  21. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Beer in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    And we also have the (more famous) PT14 (mod) Turret autoloader. Tank is on display at WTS Koblenz.
     

  22. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    And we also have the (more famous) PT14 (mod) Turret autoloader. Tank is on display at WTS Koblenz.
     

  23. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from SH_MM in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    120mm DM13 APFSDS Munitionsmerkblatt-1315-9213-1

    PDF on Google Drive:
     
  24. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    And we also have the (more famous) PT14 (mod) Turret autoloader. Tank is on display at WTS Koblenz.
     

  25. Tank You
    MoritzPTK got a reaction from Jackvony in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    And we also have the (more famous) PT14 (mod) Turret autoloader. Tank is on display at WTS Koblenz.
     

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