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by Andy-M
26 Jul 2021, 12:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2033
Views: 539780
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

A variation of that turret has already been shown on an 8x8 and is also shown fitted on the boxer, albeit in mock-up form.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQhkYsrWAAAkgcp.jpg:large
by Andy-M
03 Jun 2021, 13:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 385
Views: 139166
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Does anyone know what radar the Italian Land Ceptor ER uses? Found this; " -- the Posto Comando Modulo di Ingaggio (Command Post Engagement Module, PCMI) equipped with the X-TAR 3D search radar for the army, and -- the Medium Advanced Air Defence System (MAADS) for the air force, which will op...
by Andy-M
02 Jun 2021, 08:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Don't rubber tracks have a weight limit though, the troop carrier version of ASCOD would be within it, but not Ajax.
by Andy-M
27 May 2021, 17:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Defiance wrote:Got beaten to it a couple of days ago, it's what spurred this discussion


Teach me to read back a bit, thought I had some big breaking news there. :lol:
by Andy-M
27 May 2021, 14:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Just reading on another forum that Ajax Scout has been cancelled, they're normally red hot with their news, but nothing official yet. Here's the tweet they got it from.

by Andy-M
30 Jan 2021, 22:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336416
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The new M4 CG weighs in at less than 7kg whereas NLAW is 12.5kg, a big difference. The Germans are carrying a panzerfaust (or bunkerfaust) which weighs in at 13.5kg. 7kg empty. 10kg loaded. More with some rounds. More if you want the fancy sights. More again if you are carrying the round(s) outside...
by Andy-M
30 Jan 2021, 19:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336416
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

As for CG vs NLAW https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.alamy.com%2Ftwo-soldiers-carrying-anti-tank-weapons-to-the-left-carl-gustav-m4-and-to-right-nlaw-the-soldiers-are-apart-of-the-71st-battalion-that-is-a-combined-swedish-and-finnish-unit-the-swedish-soldier-is-a-professional...
by Andy-M
24 Jan 2021, 12:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336416
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

This is interesting, could be the way the USA military is going to go judging by how good it looks in a weapon made for 7.62mm.

by Andy-M
20 Dec 2020, 19:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336416
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

It's always amazed me that the Barrett 240 LWS never got any major orders, an under 20lbs GPMG, no exotic metals involved so keeping the cost down, they've given up marketing it and sold the design rights on to Geissele Automatics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v15-2gitbEI https://www.thefirearmbl...
by Andy-M
20 Sep 2020, 17:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Why is there a fume extractor for an external weapon?
by Andy-M
06 Aug 2020, 16:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2033
Views: 539780
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

New module for Boxer, a KMW Leguan bridge layer.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... ing-module
by Andy-M
06 Aug 2020, 16:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 218
Views: 77781
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

Weird how they went for completely the wrong spec when a more powerful engine was right there, is there any way they can either uprate the current ones, or swap in more powerful engines that are exactly the same make and type? More to the point, I suppose, would they think it's worth it?
by Andy-M
02 Aug 2020, 16:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 218
Views: 77781
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

Hawkei has exactly the same engine and can't weigh that much less. But I've read about how the people who use Foxhound don't like it that much. I thought Hawkei had a tad more power, caught a glance when I was trawling for Foxhound info. The brochure says 200kw, I have no idea how much that is in g...
by Andy-M
01 Aug 2020, 18:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 218
Views: 77781
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

Hawkei has exactly the same engine and can't weigh that much less. But I've read about how the people who use Foxhound don't like it that much.
by Andy-M
31 Jul 2020, 15:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 568335
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Is it just me? That vehicle in the video showing off the new 130mm gun is a Challenger 2 LEP, yes? Seems like just about every article is naming it as a Leopard 2. https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27551/Rheinmetall_Reveals_Upgraded_Leopard_2_Tank_with_130mm_Turret https://www.armyrecognition.com/de...
by Andy-M
31 Jul 2020, 14:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 568335
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Image

The photo released with that video shows the turret having a lot more armour fitted along with the new 130mm gun, could this be one of the proposals for LEP?
by Andy-M
28 Jul 2020, 14:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Update on that video of the ARES arriving.

by Andy-M
10 Jul 2020, 11:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 568335
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

New video out today.

by Andy-M
15 Jun 2020, 14:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

General Dynamics’ AJAX production team in Merthyr Tydfil has completed production of the first UK fully-assembled, integrated and tested Ajax family armoured vehicle, video in twitter link.

https://defpost.com/general-dynamics-co ... y-vehicle/
by Andy-M
02 May 2020, 19:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370452
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Just saw this on ARRSE, looks like they're finally appearing.

by Andy-M
24 Jan 2020, 09:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336416
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

.338 Norma Magnum, not the Lapua. I can't see them replacing anything till the Americans decide what to do, could be expensive if they have to go over to the new calibre before the new weapons have even filtered through, I suppose in five years time they might be thinking the Yanks will have sorted ...
by Andy-M
16 Jan 2020, 13:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 533
Views: 177540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Quite right. I believe the driver for the choice will be the need for a protected ambulance. Secondary is a troop transport that does not cost an arm and a leg (money terms!) - for the latter the new Finnish Sisu sets a cost benchmark (half a mln), but is too low in the back for ambulance use, so n...
by Andy-M
16 Jan 2020, 09:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 473
Views: 173626
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

The original Brimstone had the same airframe as Hellfire so the same range, about 10-12 km from a helo. It's only with Brimstone 2 that the range increased. The manufacturer claims it's been doubled. That version has only been available for a couple of years and I don't think anyone has acquired it...
by Andy-M
24 Sep 2019, 09:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 549
Views: 189834
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

"about as sophisticated as K-9", good point, so why not buy K9 then ? It will be 40% cheaper and maybe 30% when fully automated. Err, at the boot straps level it is British: the suspension has been licensed from the AS90 design ( the origins of it) why not go a step further and buy the Po...

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