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In my opinion it is a very bad scaled model of a Leopard 1 with casted turret, not showing the TEM2A rangefinder flaps. Instead of the rubber track skirts ERA shaped skirts are attached. One row, not separated, no track work possible. For me it seems to be a quick and dirty design study only.

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5 hours ago, Sovngard said:

 

 

I expressed myself poorly, I was referring to the unknown model of ERA.


I was having a joke :) 

 

But honestly, wouldn’t know. It looks a little like the blazer fitted to the M60s during desert storm, with its very square shape and the way it appears to be mounted, but the side skirts look strange for ERA, more like the sides on the AAVP7A1 or the “razor blade” armor on the T-72 Shafrah’s. 

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1 hour ago, Willy Brandt said:

So DND does the ERA for the Leclerc? Also for the French Army Leclercs? Or only for the export ones?

 

It was only used on Emirati's Leclerc, French army version never used ERA to my knowledge :

 

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The urban fighting kit Azur, used by the French and Emirati armies, doesn't use ERA but composite skirts (likely NERA) combined with cage armor :

 

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https://live.staticflickr.com/5479/14279187500_22beba2470_b.jpg

https://army-news.ru/images_stati/Leclerc_AZUR_3.jpg

 

As far as I know, the only time GIAT/Nexter proposed ERA for the Leclerc was for the "Leclerc 2015" project, and only on the turret roof to protect the tank against top attack in combination with 4 hard-kill launchers placed at the corners of the turret :

 

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https://www.armyrecognition.com/moyen_orient/Emirats_arabe/IDEX_2003_Pictures_Gallery/IDEX_2005/pictures_4/Leclerc_2015_army_recognition_IDEX_2005_01.jpg

 

It never went anywhere

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Photos of Rafael's ASPRO-KE armor module.

Said to have gone through hundreds of tests to prove efficiency and no collateral damage.

 

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3 hours ago, Timothy Yan said:

Is there any point in using ceramic or HHA plates in ERA? Just lets say money is no problem.

 

Paul Hazell has a patent on ERA that uses a ceramic flyer plate which fragments shortly after interacting with the jet or penetrator, with the idea being that it reduces collateral damage.  Other than that, I am not sure.

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