Armoured Vehicle Recognition Acronym?

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  1. Good evening Chaps, just a quick one,
    I am doing a short presentation on the Challenger Two for my MTQ2 (OTC) exam, and wondering if anyone could remind me of the acronym for remembering the key parts of an armoured vehicle when attempting to identify it. If i recall correctly, there was a similar one for aircraft as well,
    thanks in advance
    JayGee
     
  2. '88', Bail out, Tiger.
     
  3. The key part of an armoured vehicle is that it is armoured.
     
  4. Vehicles

    Wheels
    Hull
    Armament
    Turret

    Aircraft

    Wings
    Engine
    Fuselage
    Tail
     
  5. Thats the one...cheers!
     
  6. Not quite: this hasn't been the recognised way of teaching since 2004

    AFV:
    Turret
    Hull
    Additional Features
    Wheels

    RWA:
    Wings
    Engine
    Tail
    Fuselage

    FWA:
    Engine
    Tail
    Fuselage
    Wings
     
  7. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Presumably along the same lines as "Tap, tap, tap. Bail out, Chieftain"?
     
  8. Always used the following:

    The 3 S's = Size, Shape and Silhouett

    THAT = Turret, Hull, Armour and Tracks?

    Tracks? implies is it wheel or tracked? I would always stress for my guys to make a point of counting the road wheels. A wheel count can make all the difference when ID'ing a side on view between the likes of an early Leo 2 and a Japo Type 90 - they look almost identicle except for the nip just having th 6 wheels for e.g.