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Does heavy armour have a future?

Discussion in 'RAC' started by Bladesman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Bladesman
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    A genuine question. Does current doctrine support the use of heavy armour and what, if anything does the future hold?
  2. llech
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    As long as any other side has them, then yes.
  3. Brierski
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    Not if the light tank ( scorpion) gets a refit
  4. Drlligaf
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    What would that refit involve and how would it enable the light tank to replace the heav metal?
  5. Brierski
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    A higher performance engine
    Also night sight (that is now used in scimitar )
    Or even bring Striker back ?????
    Or put a higher cal weapon system on a warrior
  6. Brierski
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    Stealth over force that's what makes uk army the best in the world
    (USA use force)
  7. bokkatankie
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    bokkatankie Clanker Supporter - ADC

    The Stryker Brigades (Regt) are not replacing M1 they are complementing it and giving mutli-role capability. The idea that we can do something similar with the CVR (T) range is fantasy.
  8. Brierski
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    Not at all............mbt has not been used in afghan ( I know no mbt threat) but were they ever really used in Iraq or bosnia.
    Light fast and packing a punch is better, a light tank with a uranium tipped round or a drill round would be more effective with stealth rather than heavy large target
    Seen but not heard
  9. Brierski
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    Using an electric engine
  10. cernunnos
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    That stuff you smoke, is it easy to get hold of?
    Stan_Da_Bout, midnight, engee and 5 others like this.
  11. Brierski
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    FFs sorry with a cross diesel engine what can charge the electric engine
  12. Brierski
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    The world of a large target in the 21st century is over small target that packs a punch is the way forward
  13. Brierski
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    But opinions are like *********..................everyone has one
  14. Brierski
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    I do remember a solider mag where the Russian troops were using them in Bosnia !!!!
  15. bokkatankie
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    bokkatankie Clanker Supporter - ADC

    MBT has been used by Danish, Canadian and USMC, the fact that UK has not does not hold up your opinion.

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