Lord Jim wrote:So easy anyone could do it.
As per usual discussion on this, that's clearly not a battle-worn platform, and that's clearly not a battlefield swap.
jimthelad wrote:Good article by Gab on his site re MIV
Lord Jim wrote:In that video from Forces TV, one of the lethality increases mentioned for the Trials "Strike" unit was an increase in anti tank fire power. To the best of my knowledge our longest range weapon in that class is Javelin. Is there a need for a heavier Anti-Tank weapon to compliment the Javelin, with a bigger warhead, longer range, higher speed and a man in the loop function? Does Extractor 2 have an AT warhead or a more general purpose type? Would have an AT version, namely the original Spike NLOS variant, either trailer mounted or on the back of a Boxer be looked upon as essential for the "Strike" Brigade?
Always amuses me to see the centauro labelled a tank killer. Yeah right.
So long as the British Army continues to claim it can do similar, or indeed more ambitious missions with AJAX running on tracks and 38 tons modern-day SAXONs with .50 HMGs, i'll keep saying it is a demented proposition.
And it demonstrably is, even without being Patton. Who, by the way, i hold in no particular esteem.
RunningStrong wrote:I don't believe that Centauro is more effective than a well equipped mechanised ATGW team. This could be more mobile, more covert and provide a similar level of protection.There are benefits in bringing a big gun to a firefight, but if you're also a big, soft target then you're also incredibly vulnerable.
Lord Jim wrote:a heavy ATGW like Spike NLOS is needed. These type of weapon are far harder of APS to deal with as they get zero launch signature to alert them and the near vertical approach makes latter detection also more difficult.
Lord Jim wrote:Having a big gun as against ATGWs has advantages. The growing number of passive and active protection systems being introduced as going to make it harder and harder to use ATGW effectively.
Lord Jim wrote:A video by ARTEC for their tender for the MIV programme, proposing Boxer and what it can bring to the British Army and so on.
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