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The side plates reportedly have a thickness of 38 mm, so they are not that thin. However the plates added to the frontal hull and turret are apparently thinner (as the slope helps increasing effective thickness).

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On 3/8/2021 at 1:41 PM, SH_MM said:

The side plates reportedly have a thickness of 38 mm, so they are not that thin. However the plates added to the frontal hull and turret are apparently thinner (as the slope helps increasing effective thickness).

32mm IIRC, and belly plate 9,5mm(don't know from what it could protect...)

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https://www.raytheonmissilesanddefense.com/news/feature/coming-soon-smart-combat-vehicle

 

Bradley fighting vehicles traditionally have a three-soldier crew: a commander, gunner and a driver. The new OMFV will have two soldiers and an AI-powered virtual third crew member to help the humans on board think, decide and act faster.

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1 hour ago, Beer said:

First time ever something beeing sold to any government costs less than expected? :sunglasses:


Hasn’t been seen since the first world war, when Louis Renault sold his Renault FT’s for no profit (to the French army, foreign customers were charged more). 

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On 4/1/2021 at 2:39 AM, Beer said:

costs less than expected

Unit price is no guide to real costs.  Lets wait and see down the track.  Now there are 23k vehicles to be serviced...  The old saying is "give them the vehicles for free, providing you get a support contract"

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