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AAV-P7A1 CATFAE (Catapult launched Fuel Air Explosives).  Troop carrying capabilities were exchanged for 21 fuel-air ordnance launchers for the purpose of clearing minefields and other obstacles durin

About two and a half years ago i've stumbled across some russian book about western IFVs, which apparently was a mere compilation of articles from western magazines translated into russian. There was

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23 hours ago, JNT11593 said:

Nice, any word on when LPCROWS will make its way to Europe or Korea? I want to see it with a superior woodland aesthetic. 

I haven’t seen anything on how the field refits are being distributed.

 

 

A CROWS-J, aka under armor Javelin.

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Good lord that's sexy. I seriously hope the U.S. Army selects it, and I can't think of a good reason they wouldn't. It's the only purposed built light tank. Has been ready for production since the 90s, domestically designed and built, and I'd imagine if the need arose the could drop the XM360E1 in it for addition firepower, even if ammo capacity did take a hit.

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4 hours ago, Ramlaen said:

 

The camo there looks decidedly Chinese.

 

I like the thing and find it funny that after 25-some years and one cancellation it still has a chance of being adopted.

 

4 minutes ago, Ramlaen said:

 

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I never realized they reloaded it like that.

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I can't say I've thought to much about it, but I guess I always assumed a truck or something would pull up along side (outside of combat) and they'd reach over and load it from there. The above makes a lot more sense.

 

I've never seen a reload for the setup on the M901 and LAV-AT.  I assume it is similar.

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4 hours ago, Serge said:

For the love of God, I hope BAE will développe a complete family of light tracked AFV. 

 

I am curious if the M8 having been type classified would allow BAE to skip some of the testing song and dance.

 

There also doesn’t seem to be an independent commanders sight.

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18 hours ago, Scolopax said:

 

The camo there looks decidedly Chinese.

 

Surprised you didn't say Nordic as patterns similar to that one have been a common sight on Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish vehicles for years now. (In Norway's case it was introduced already in the late 80s, and even though plain green has been slowly taking over since the early 2000s, it's still around).

 

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But anyway, love to see the M8 making comeback. Looks wicked.

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