shark bait wrote:I swear I've seen that it can, a quick Google put the vehicle at 15 tonnes, over the Chinook's 10 tonne capacity.
Wrekin762 wrote:The ones used for British service in Afghanistan with improved armour etc. are closer to 19 tons
Found a little gif of it at work here:arfah wrote:Javelin tested in UK from M151 remote weapon station mounted on Spartan APC
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /85916678/
~UNiOnJaCk~ wrote:We seriously need some heavy hitting overwatch to make a return.
shark bait wrote:Big time, especially as we are relying more on medium forces. Unfortunately it would make too much sense to fully exploit the potential of an established and effective weapon.
~UNiOnJaCk~ wrote:It's even more silly when you think that actually, the medium weight concept could well have some legs behind it - but it needs to be properly resourced; yet we can't (or don’t want to) seem to do that. End result is we have wedded ourselves to a risky (in spite of its potential potency) force concept and exposed ourselves to even more risk by failing to properly implement it.
shark bait wrote:Certainly do, a guided 120mm mortar should be there, and there must be a case for a wheeled artillery.
Whilst a 120mm mortar may be achievable, I think there is little chance of a wheeled artillery.
Dahedd wrote:Would this work ?
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=am ... &FORM=VIRE
The top performers on an anti-tank course on Salisbury Plain have been given the privilege of testing a special piece of equipment. The Javelin is the world's most versatile and lethal one-man portable weapon system, and costs around £70,000 to fire each time it is used. It has a range of up to 2.5 kilometres and is typically used against targets such as heavily armoured tanks. Exercise Racing Snake provides infantrymen from across the Army with the chance to fire the weapon on Salisbury Plain.
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