Lord Jim wrote:Looking at some of the latest Leopard 2A6 models in service (Danish) you can see the same "Hunter Killer" sight on the turret roof as we see on Rheinmetall's submission for the CR2 CEP.
No it isn’t. The Rheinmetall offering has the same Thales sights fitted to the Ajax.
or the original armour scheme with a cover over it.It would appear that the new turret Rheinmetall have shown on their CR2 CEP Demonstrator is a CR2 Turret stripped sown and rebuilt with a new armour package,
or a different one.the mush discussed ammo racks in the enlarged turret bustle and the same FCS as the latest Leopard 2 variants.
sounds like wishful thinkingThis may mean that by using off the shelf items the cost has been reduces to a level that the whole package as shown, not APS or new engine, could be affordable within the CAP budget. The haggling could then be over these last two items but even the starting package would bring the CR2 back up to the top table of MBTs.