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  1. 12Alfa

    BURBS Spotted

    Hold on! ...We need to see $$$ from one hand to another in Germany. As in a contract.
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    Rheinmetall will carry out the bulk of the production of tanks and self-propelled guns for Hungary. The German Rheinmertall group announced on September 30, 2019 that it had received a contract worth about 300 million euros from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to carry out the bulk of the production of 44 Leopard 2A7 + main tanks and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers for Hungary 155 mm / 52. Recall that on December 19, 2018, KMW in Budapest signed a contract with the Hungarian Ministry of Defense for the supply of 44 Leopard 2A7 + tanks and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers of 155-mm / 52 caliber. Tanks and self-propelled guns must be new built. Also included in the supply are 12 Leopard 2A4 tanks, available for training, 13 MAN HX and TGS trucks, ammunition, spare parts and equipment. The cost of the contract is more than 160 billion Hungarian forints (about 500 million euros). Delivery should be made from 2021 to 2025. Thus, Hungary will become the 19th operator of tanks of the Leopard 2 family in the world. Now Rheinmertall reports that, in a contract with KMW, it will account for most of the work. Rheinmertall will manufacture the main armament (120-mm tank guns Rh120 L55A1 and 155-mm / 52 howitzers), fire control systems, as well as armored hulls for Leopard 2A7 + tanks and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. For the PzH 2000 self-propelled guns, the Rheinmertall group will also make chassis parts. For KMW and Rheinmertall, the contract for the supply of Leopard 2A7 + tanks and self-propelled guns PzH 2000 Hungary became the first contract for the production and supply of new tanks of the Leopard 2 family and self-propelled guns after the 2013 contract for the supply of 62 Leopard 2A7 + and 24 self-propelled guns PzH 2000 Qatar, implemented in 2015 -2017 years. Thus, the Hungarian contract makes it possible to maintain the production line for the production of Leopard 2 tanks in Germany. Rheinmertall also stated that the modified 120mm Rh120 L55A1 tank gun successfully completed certification tests at the end of 2017, and that since mid-2018, serial guns of this modification have been supplied to two countries for installation on Leopard 2 family tanks. The L55A1 gun was developed by Rheinmetall since 2004 on an initiative basis, but with government funding, and is a further development of the L55 gun installed on the Leopard 2A6 / A7 with a barrel length of 55 calibers. It was reported that the L55A1 gun should have an increased permissible pressure in the barrel channel (700 MPa versus 670 MPa for L55) and a barrel survivability of 1,500 rounds (it is unclear which shell), and is equipped with a modified ejector and a reinforced recoil system K900. Although such an increase in pressure does not matter for the existing armor-piercing sub-caliber projectiles DM53 (initial velocity of 1750 m / s, barrel pressure during firing 575 MPa) and DM63 / 63A1 (initial velocity of 1720 m / s) to the L55 gun, however it should be used to increase the power created by Rheinmetall promising 120-mm armor-piercing armor-piercing projectile KE2020, planned for adoption around 2022. Due to the use of a new powder charge, improved aerodynamic shape and a “ball-free” tungsten core, the KE2020 projectile’s striking ability should be approximately 20 percent greater than that of the DM63 / 63A1. Also, the L55A1 can fire DM11 HE shells with programmable fuses. 7
  3. 12Alfa

    BURBS Spotted

    RBSL Spotted in Netherlands Challenger 2 LEP proposal. This has a brand new turret with the L/55 120mm smoothbore gun. Although externally the new turret looks similar to Challenger 2’s existing one, Rheinmetall has taken an existing Leopard 2 turret and comprehensively re-engineered it. Ammunition storage is in an enlarged turret bustle and below the turret ring in sealed compartments. Rheinmetall plans to use the same sensors, fire control system and BMC4I solution as Ajax.
  4. 12Alfa

    license? [RESOLVED]

    And,,,,welcome back!
  5. I am using the term "LAVIII" for a production AFV, the Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle program_ 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 MK3 LAVIII CDN _. ( prime area to cause confusion) I merely posted the time line (best est). Which gives the estimated contract production time frame. You may deduct your own interpretation at will , if Strikers (a family of veh's ) fit the time line to make you happy, if so I'm happy, if it does not, I'm still happy. However... Comparing RL production contracts vs SB AFV's ie " "The Piranha IIIH, which led to the LAV III, which led to the Stryker only seats 8 in game, while the Stryker seats 9 or 10 in the world "...is problematic.
  6. My point to be clear, to avoid confusion. "I feel like this is where we started and this is where my previous post ended." I concur.😊
  7. I was once given some good advice on my analyst course, To see, one has to look. As for the mitigating question ........test and report back here on your finding in regards to Armour,speed,acceleration so others can learn. Again, AFV data is never back and white (think opsec), LAV's info is no different.
  8. Mowag , GDL (Canada) sites mostly, for timelines. https://www.mil.be/nl/materiaal/piranha-df90 http://www.military-today.com/artillery/piranha_IIIc_df90.htm http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com http://www.warwheels.net AS for length, its a free for all, some count storage boxes, some don't. Best go with hull length in its bare state. I have no illusion on they having conflicting data to be clear. As a operator/ trainer of the series II and II , I can only go on by what data I was provided on course, and through personal research into this AFV's history. LAV 6.0 length-7.62 LAV 700-8.2 Each child is getting bigger it seems, note the Saudis have the 700
  9. 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 4x4 APC 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 6x6 AVGP Cougar, Grizzly & Husky 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 8x8 LAV-25 (production 1990) ------------------------------------------------------- 1980 - MOWAG Piranha 2 1990- MOWAG Piranha 2 8x8 Bision 1996- MOWAG Piranha 2 Coyote armored reconnaissance variant Canadian Light Armor Vehicle (LAV) Series ---------------------------------------------------------- 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 base model not fielded 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 MK3 LAVIII CDN 2001 MOWAG Piranha 3H CRV Cav Recon Veh (Ireland) 2001 MOWAG Piranha 3H APC Denmark/Ireland 2002 MOWAG Piranha 3C Striker variants ( 2002 = Flat Bottom Hull Variants) 2003 MOWAG Piranha 3C NZLAV 2008 MOWAG Piranha 3C 8x8 DF30 / DF 90 2008 MOWAG Piranha 3H MRV Mediun Recon Veh 2011 MOWAG Piranha 3C Striker Double-V Hull (DVH) Variants ) 2016 MOWAG Piranha LAVIII 6.0 CDN Upgrade CDN 2017 MOWAG Piranha LAVIII 700 Saudi Arabia The C model is the platform used for the latest Veh's due to its longer hull, H was used at first, then dropped for a larger capacity hence the CDN LAV III, NZLAV, and Striker Veh's. 6.0 and 700's have a larger hull, greater capacity.
  10. I think you may be mistaken on the LAV family. The first Mowag ( which I operated) was the 2/3 wheel version in N America, then the LAV, then the Striker (which is really a LAV ) were built here in Canada . http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/Switzerland/Mowag_Piranha.php...........shows the history
  11. Already done, select in AAR the map view, then roll the AAR and sit back and watch the battle below you for what ever height you pick, one can pan around while sitting still on the point of ground selected. It's fun to watch the events this way I find.
  12. It's been there from the start this option I believe.
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