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  1. People have different "mindsets" here, well I'll be damed....:)
  2. Feel free to hold one up in combat, and have someone near you report back how that went for you....please.
  3. At 2 kn a roar of a Leo will have the Inf soil their undee's, detection has a advantage that should not be under estimated.....ever!
  4. Well, they operated T type tanks for a while, so, ammo doors, loading issues would not come into play, T-55-62 of course yes, 72's no. Your other points are valid.
  5. I believe as the over pressure rises the panels fail at a point on a scale, a 120mm blast will climb the same scale, abit faster, but will hit the point where the panels will fail. The reload doors point of failure is above the blast doors on the scale. The panels are called"blast", so, the flame thing is not part of thee design in a true theory. Blast is exactly that, they are designed so the "blast" panels will fail, before the ammo doors, thous sending the "blast", and if you want the flames upwards, and not inwards towards the crew. The amount of pressure caused by 105 is less than 120mm, therefore we can say the "blast" panels will work as required, and....keep the "blast" moving in the correct direction, that would be up, vs inwards. So a short answer is no need for any mods to said"blast" panels one would think, that's not to say there was not mods with 120mm rounds coming on line. As for the turret failing from rear penetration by various wpns not all of the turret is heavily protected, as in any design there are week spots, and the known luck shot. I'm sure more ppl will add to this, some even served on said tank....some not so much..:) But this is my 2 cents,really 1.5 after our trade deal.....JK'ing:)
  6. India is interested in buying Russian tanks T-14 "Armata" Among the possible alternatives are the Ukrainian Oplot and the South Korean K-2 Black Panther. Moscow. October 3 - The Indian Army is going to purchase 1,770 modern tanks, mutually outdated T-72s, and the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank is a key candidate for this deal, estimated at $ 4.5 billion, reported The Diplomat. The publication notes that at present the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army Bipin Rawat is visiting Russia. The visit is viewed as an attempt to give a new impetus to bilateral strategic partnership. And it is possible that the issue of acquiring the T-14 Armata will be discussed. It is emphasized that the trip of the Indian military delegation led by Rawat coincides with the upcoming Russian-Indian summit in Delhi on October 4-5, during which defense contracts worth over $ 10 billion are expected to be concluded. As part of the decision of the ground forces of India to acquire modern tanks, armored vehicles are now being considered, similar to the Russian T-14 Armata, Ukrainian Oplot and South Korean K-2 Black Panther. According to the ground forces plan, new tanks will have to be manufactured in India by private companies in cooperation with foreign manufacturers. At the same time, the publication reminds that military equipment produced in Russia forms the basis of the armament of armored and mechanized units of the Indian land forces. It is assumed that during the visit to Russia Rawat may also discuss issues related to the maintenance and modernization of the Russian military equipment, which is in service with the ground forces of India, the newspaper notes.
  7. 12Alfa

    We love photos

    Ok, I raise you 1 Juliette Class Sub
  8. 12Alfa

    We love photos

    A whole new bustle too
  9. 12Alfa

    We love photos

    https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/bae-systems-unveils-upgraded-mark-2-challanger-2/ https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/thermal-imaging-technology-challenger-2-tank-upgra/
  10. 12Alfa

    We love photos

    We train for this, not the best mission/ tasking, however the Inf do need support, and, it's one of our roles.
  11. 12Alfa

    We love photos

    Ah, the days pf past.
  12. It's a great idea, however does not work all the time. ....sadly:(
  13. In this vid we can see how a small white object stands out, and why we cover our licence plates while operational.View the map attached to the sight head, maple leaf, and the plates. Also lights on dosent help.This is training, abit wrong training, but still training. As I have posted, we do stupid thing during training, combat has a way of teaching, some learn the hard way. Train as you fight, a saying I lived by in my later years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PBtM-v4GWY
  14. Of course it's your head, (and map) fell free to use them as required. me. I'm here due to not exposing my head (as it is) having my head under armour while reading said map in a war zone. A map can be seen from thermals (you know this). Having sat for many hrs as duty offices looking with a "eye in the sky" has given me and others a better understanding of what can be seen. Another point we should consider-If we use the PID to fire/not fire, this use to confirm a wpn, shows the level of detail one has on the target. So we have the detail for a AK with folding stock, but some would put forth the idea we cant see a map on top of a AFV....to me this this does support the idea that a map (with straight edges) can't be seen from above by helo's and drones, in my experience , not current , tells a different set of facts. Again, your head..please keep it safe,
  15. Did this myself for many years in training. Time and place for it, down range is not one of them.....they look cold!
  16. Alllways operated with my map folded as you say, attached to the inside of the hatch ring facing me, my head was out, shoulders at ring level.Easy to glance down to map on inside ring to confirm my pos, and the terrain. When operating the Cougar it was attached to cmders sight head (same as your Leo2 head), facing me and not the enemy.In theater I was using Blue Force Tracker in cab (MaxPro/Mrap), map in pants pocket that I seldom used, but was on top of the route if I needed to confirm as the BFT went down. GPS was used in dismounted ops with map, mostly GPS (civi) all wp per loaded from night before of of PC/Sat map. During Trg we do stupid things, we learn when being out of hatch in a non-trg enviroment rather quickly IED blast near will strip all loose items from ones AFV in a second, I've seen ammo boxes,binos,gear, and yes maps. flying around. Ever loose a map on the move, and find out a position later? I lost a map on the move on crse, never again, if not on me, its inside secured to veh. But we each train and operate to ones experience, and what works for the person. I can, and have seen some different methods over the years from many armies.
  17. Now, picture if you will.A person with a map (white) in the turret roof. My point seems lost. On our basic map training (think map 101) one of the rules is when reading a map (dismounted) place it on the ground, then unfold, as not to give your pos away.This applies to the AFV comdr, as he is above the ground and more visible with binos or the Mk1 eyeball. Bottom line, we just don't do it, or teach it to our young troops. Feel free to if one feels it's a good idea. It becomes more of a (here I am) if covered with shiny plastic to mark on. Detection:...Movement,shadows,colour (ie white on background), shine,straight lines, etc... I'm pretty sure most armies teach these basic skills.
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