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18 hours ago, Jackvony said:

 

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Frontal armor: 

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Back deck opened up:

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What’s that rod /tube thing on the last 2 photo’s? 

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M1A2 SEPv3 being used to test a new German railcar to support increased weights.

 

However, interesting to note is that this particular tank came from the prepositioned stocks in Mannheim, Germany. Therefore it seems that at least some portion of US prepositioned armor in Europe is made up of SEPv3 tanks (in a gorgeous three-tone paint job).

https://www.army.mil/article/249293

 

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1 hour ago, Beer said:

Why not to test the heaviest possible configuration? I mean Trophy or TUSK equipped vehicles are heavier than this one. 

 

I guess that since TUSK (and maybe Trophy) can be removed for transport so it may not be relevant.

It is also possible that the Abrams with TUSK mounted may exceed the maximum width on European railways.

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7 hours ago, 2805662 said:

Evolution of the Lynx & Lance for OMFV.

 

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One thing I don’t like about this turret is the placement of the CITV. They should wrap the RWS around the CITV and put it towards the back of the turret. Seems kind of dumb to put both sights right next to each other and directly in the way of the RWS. I like Raytheon’s battle guard design. The turret appears to have high gun elevation and room for the larger 50mm ammo. Missile launcher on the right side with both a javelin and tow launcher that flips upwards. I wonder what APS this turret can handle besides iron fist. 11351568360_4.jpg

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The Trophy is fake, btw. This is an Abrams tank borrowed from an US Army unit, the Trophy APS is a plastic mock-up, hence its odd mounting (attached to the storage racks) and the lack of a counter-weight at the turret front.

 

The same tank a few hours before the photo with "Trophy" was taken:

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3 hours ago, SH_MM said:

The Trophy is fake, btw. This is an Abrams tank borrowed from an US Army unit, the Trophy APS is a plastic mock-up, hence its odd mounting (attached to the storage racks) and the lack of a counter-weight at the turret front.

 

The same tank a few hours before the photo with "Trophy" was taken:

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They fixed the mountings, dummy or not, and finished assembly. 


Attachment of the live units uses mounting blocks on the stowage racks, similar to TUSK2. 
 

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Here’s the display-ready one:

 

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