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About lavictoireestlavie

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    Leclercville in Lecleria
  • Interests
    Leclerc, AMX-56, Char Leclerc, Leclerc Serie 1, Leclerc Serie 2 , Leclerc Serie XXI, Leclerc,etc.
  • Occupation
    Leclerc (I dream of Leclercs each and every day)

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  1. Everything Leclerc

  2. Everything Leclerc

  3. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    +playable Leclercs !
  4. Everything Leclerc

    Guys after looking at the following diagram and the other research i have done, I have come to the conclusion that the front hull thickness of the Leclerc Series of tanks is about 620-640 mm on average: The new values fall within the upper and lower limits of my previous estimate making me consider this estimate to be plausible.
  5. Everything Leclerc

    Does anyone know the approximate Leclerc LOS thickness of the front hull "beak" ? I am trying to figure it out but I get some conflicting results. Any feedback would be appreciated ! My estimate so far:
  6. History of US Tanks.

    Neat ! A question concerning the Abrams, am i right in the assumption that the US Abrams follows this special armor developmental cycle: US Army: M1 (1980 - Burlington 1) -> M1IP (1984 - Burlington 2) -> M1A1 (1986 - Burlington 2) -> M1A1 HA (1988 - Burlington2 + 1st gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A2 early (1992 - Burlington 2 + 1st gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A1 HA+ (1995 - 2nd gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A2 (1995- 2nd gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A2 SEP (2001 - 3rd gen. Heavy Armor Package). USMC: M1A1 HC (1990 - Burlington 2 + 1st gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A1 HC (1995 - 2nd gen. Heavy Armor Package) -> M1A1 HC/FEP (2001 - 3rd gen. Heavy Armor Package)
  7. History of US Tanks.

    I had my doubts about earlier but i did not want to believe that it could be fake.
  8. History of US Tanks.

    So the chart is totally fake ?
  9. History of US Tanks.

    Wow! From where did you get the information that they exchanged information and that those were the values that they exchanged? Could it be that these values are actually frontal arc values and that they actual front values are actually higher? The Armed Forces Journal treated from 1989, before the end of the cold war, used practically identical values over the frontal arc: Figures from a CIA report: However these values were obtained, it seems the CIA considered these figures realistic enough to include them in their report.
  10. History of US Tanks.

    It was part of a presentation by R. Lindström, who works/worked for the Swedish FMV, that was maybe supposedly unwittlingy leaked.
  11. History of US Tanks.

    As far as i could see these are the supposed protection values for the "export" M1A2 variant not the US variant. I am getting the impression that the documents are legit.
  12. History of US Tanks.

    Here is a download link to the presentation: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/FVLe/iUZw87trH I am getting the strong impression that the M1A2 diagram is indeed not a fake after all.
  13. History of US Tanks.

    Guys check this out from the Swedish Tank Trials that MM_SH "below-the-turret-ring" found:
  14. History of US Tanks.

    oh yes yup Posted disclaimer: " According to some sources checking FMV archives that drawing above is fake, well made photoshop but still fake. So bother about it even less. Lessons learnt: don't bother about data which sources you can't confirm just because they fit your theory or you will end like GJ. "
  15. History of US Tanks.

    Thank you all for your input!!! Also, concerning this diagram: I got the following response: "I had a talk yesterday with people on this subject and looks like that drawing is from SwedenMBT 2000 competition. USA offered M1A2 but with EAP (Export Armor Package). EAP differs from client to client like monkey versions for Egypt or Iraq for better setups for closer allies like Sweden or Australia. EAP for Sweden was probably close to M1A1HA but without DU. So it really isn't comparable to any M1 variant in US service - maybe lower front hull will be similar to M1 or M1IP but that just speculation. M1A2 with EAP for Sweden failed competition to Leopard 2I (similar to german 2A5) based version but amount of lower protection for M1A2 EAP for Sweden isn't known. Probably after this export failure US offered better HA version for Australia without DU replaced with titanium. "