CVR (T) Upgrades for Afghanistan

Discussion in 'RAC' started by TheBigUn, Jan 9, 2009.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. re-inventing the wheel
  2. Swish , best pass selection so I can have a go :)
  3. re-inventing the (road) wheel. :wink:

    Cheer up sniper9 it's friday ffs. :D

    I was going to make a comment about a solid idler but decided not to bother………..
  4. Any spares to go with them, one wonders.
  5. Yep - but at a cost 8)
  6. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you FRES Scout. :p
  7. All well and good but when are they going to bring in a modern Fire Control System? Scimitar is being let down by the fact it has no FCC.
  8. smile now firmly on face
  9. Ithought CVR (T) was only just recently upgraded..... 2000 to about 2005?
  10. Probably true 8O
  11. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    I was at the 15/19H (LD) Association weekend in July and spoke to an RTR bloke giving a demo on the new gunner's sight. I was going to pass comment on this but it occurs to me its performance might still be classified? Anyone care to comment. I had just come out of looking at Bowman in the Command Troop Sultans, the only place on the day where they barred us from taking photos. I don't therefore imagine the gunner's sight is restricted, but I'll withhold comment until advised.

    Anyway he reckoned the 104 new Scimitars were going to be the dog's dangly bits, completely redesigned and rebuilt for the Sandpit.
  12. All it needs now is a variant with a gun, 76mm, something like that....
  13. There have been any number (100’s) of modifications since CVR (T) Scimitar came into service in the early 70’s.

    Some of the biggest and most recent changes have been:

    1. Sight Periscope Infra-Red Equipment (SPIRE)
    2. Enhanced Spire
    3. Mine Blast Protection
    4. Dieselisation (CVR (T) Life Extension Programme)
    5. Tactical Navigation and Target Location System (TNTLS)
    6. Bowman conversion
    7. Addition of Composite appliqué armour
    8. Addition of anti RPG Bar (cage) armour
  14. ah, the add-on that makes the CVRT look like a small tank in a lock-up! :lol: