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Aye, so there is FCS upgrade for M1A2SEPv2's, Trophy APS integration for single ABCT for brigade level test and evaluation and also it seems they will modernize M1's transmission, probably the same modification is used on M1A2SEPv3 to compensate for a greater weight of vehicle.

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19 hours ago, ChrisWerb said:

Are the items marked "PV4" some sort of armour or just weights to simulate its effect on vehicle performance etc?

 

Weight simulators for the new armor package. In other words some prototypes had the current M1A2SEPv1/v2 armor package installed, it's weight + weight of weight simulator plates = weight of the new armor package.

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M1 with Trophy HV active protection system mounted.

 

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Here is PDF -> http://www.leonardodrs.com/media/6346/trophy_datasheet.pdf

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This looks like new Anti Air Bradley variant with new radars, Stinger missile launcher and some sort of UAV jamming system?

 

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Stryker with Iron Curtain APS.

 

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And CROWS was integrated with Stinger launchers.

 

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General Wesley presents the context under which the U.S. Army is developing the "Next Generation Combat Vehicle". Among others, Wesley focuses on the M1A2 SEP, and how it's increasing weight and the daily fuel consumption of the Armored Brigade Combat Team needs to be reduced to be deployable to a future theater of war. Also, enabling technologies of the NGCV are discussed, with a focus on APS, weaponry and power generation (fuel cells, electric/hybrid electric).

 

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Complete removal of the Main Gun, found this picture online. Glad they made the “Rail System” to use. It’s a very useful special tool. I used it back when we did our piston removal.

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Australian M1A1SA during deep water fording excercise.

 

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@Assassin 7I have a question. Are US Army M1's, especially newer ones like M1A2SEP, capable to use Deep Water Fording Kit as well? Do you guys use them, or at least have them kept in storage?

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3 minutes ago, Damian90 said:

Australian M1A1SA during deep water fording excercise.

 

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@Assassin 7I have a question. Are US Army M1's, especially newer ones like M1A2SEP, capable to use Deep Water Fording Kit as well? Do you guys use them, or at least have them kept in storage?

Yes, the SEP is capable to use the Fording Kit. It’s really up to the unit to purchase them. They are separate from the BII that comes with the vehicle.

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25 minutes ago, Assassin 7 said:

Yes, the SEP is capable to use the Fording Kit. It’s really up to the unit to purchase them. They are separate from the BII that comes with the vehicle.

 

Thanks for answer, this clears up a lot, cause literature is really not talking much about this.

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It seems like technically every single variant of M1 can use DWFK kit, even old M1 and M1IP, altough Hunnicutt seems to imply first tests were done on the basic M1A1. Perhaps kit was designed with backwards compitability in mind.

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From a reliable source I got information that US Army ordered first batch of over 700 M1A2SEPv3 MBT's, and over 200 M109A7 SPG's.

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On 16.11.2017 at 1:36 AM, Damian90 said:

Australian M1A1SA during deep water fording excercise.

 

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@Assassin 7I have a question. Are US Army M1's, especially newer ones like M1A2SEP, capable to use Deep Water Fording Kit as well? Do you guys use them, or at least have them kept in storage?

Thats not deep water fording. That is :

 

 

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1 hour ago, Damian90 said:

From a reliable source I got information that US Army ordered first batch of over 700 M1A2SEPv3 MBT's, and over 200 M109A7 SPG's.

 what's the difference between a6 and a7?

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28 minutes ago, mpow66m said:

 what's the difference between a6 and a7?

 

A lot, A7 is actually a completely new design that only reuses turret shell from A6. So M109A7 actually have nothing in common with M109 family, as A6 variant also received a newly designed turret that replaced original.

 

M109A7 is actually a member of the M2 Bradley IFV Family of Vehicles, M109A7 hull is based on M2A3/A4 components and is a completely new design. The A6 turret was disassembled to naked shell and all components were replaced with new ones.

 

In future it is also planed to replace current M284 L39 155mm howitzer with new M907 ERCA L52 155mm howitzer with an autoloader and new munitions that will increase it's range up to 70km's.

 

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M109A6.

 

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M109A7.

 

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M109A7 CAD model with M907 ERCA L52 155mm howitzer.

 

M907 ERCA howitzer will also be used in towed variant as modification for M777A2 system.

 

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M777ER (Extended Range) prototype with M907 ERCA L52 howitzer compared to a standard M777A2.

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1 hour ago, Grenny said:

Thats not deep water fording. That is :

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Uh, I'm sorry, but No. That's under water-driving.

 

"Deep-fording" (minimal preparations) has but a 50cm high "mini stovepipe" on the commander's hatch, for depth up to 2.25m.

"Normal fording" (no preparations whatsoever) is possible up to 1.40m depth.

 

 

(In Steel Beasts we use a hybrid of the two, up to 2.25m water depth with "no" preparations.)

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4 hours ago, Damian90 said:

 

A lot, A7 is actually a completely new design that only reuses turret shell from A6. So M109A7 actually have nothing in common with M109 family, as A6 variant also received a newly designed turret that replaced original.

 

M109A7 is actually a member of the M2 Bradley IFV Family of Vehicles, M109A7 hull is based on M2A3/A4 components and is a completely new design. The A6 turret was disassembled to naked shell and all components were replaced with new ones.

 

In future it is also planed to replace current M284 L39 155mm howitzer with new M907 ERCA L52 155mm howitzer with an autoloader and new munitions that will increase it's range up to 70km's.

 

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M109A6.

 

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M109A7.

 

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M109A7 CAD model with M907 ERCA L52 155mm howitzer.

 

M907 ERCA howitzer will also be used in towed variant as modification for M777A2 system.

 

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M777ER (Extended Range) prototype with M907 ERCA L52 howitzer compared to a standard M777A2.

I understand it uses the same tracks and tranny as the M2?

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2 hours ago, mpow66m said:

I understand it uses the same tracks and tranny as the M2?

Yup, same new double pin tracks, suspension, transmission, engine etc. For some reason they only didn't add return rollers.

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It's good to see the ADF is prepared to ford the many linear, concrete-lined ponds with convenient gradients either side that it will doubtless encounter in future AOs. :) 

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