Wonder how many of those are more dangerous to the crew because of the armour
I read a report** that said the US had discourage the improvised up armouring of Humvees by their crews as the armour aka any lump of scrap metal lay around was prone to flinging bits of itself around the cabin and thus increasing the risk to occupants even though they felt safer.
**Ive said it before and been asked for a link - im sorry dont have one and nor can I recall where i read it
There is a TV program called Guntrucks of Vietnam on Smithsonion channel, very informative. No two guntrucks were the same, there was even one fitted out with a stripped out hull of a M113.The above reminds me of the US Gun Trucks in Vietnam, would they be considered to be AFV’s?
Seen it. Liked that the US Army consulted the gun truck veterans on a new version when they were having trouble defending convoys in Iraq.
But a third class ride beats a first class walk?Poor guy's expression showing he knows full well that even 80+ years later, people will still be laughing at him.
That fcuking shot trap is HUGE!!!!!! bounce a round off that lower mantlet armour and into the top of the hull.....job done.
Look at turrets on Challenger or Abrams there’s nowhere for a round to get at the turret ring. That thing or even a Leopard 2 for that mater, gets a round under the Mantlet your dead! Or at least jammed turret.Shot trap?
Look at turrets on Challenger or Abrams there’s nowhere for a round to get at the turret ring. That thing or even a Leopard 2 for that mater, gets a round under the Mantlet your dead! Or at least jammed turret.
It was a round in the turret ring that made the Germans abandon the Tiger that the Tank Museum have.
Is that upper hull mostly a single casting? If so, major admiration for the foundry making them. Does anyone know if they had big problems with flaws/stresses/distortion? Or a high failure rate in production?
Did the teams designing the turret and drivetrain/hull never speak to each other?Emperor Mong, tank designer extraordinaire, came up with this beauty.
Other methods of powering the tank that were later considered include a gas turbine engine drive, a vapour-cycle power plant fueled by hydrocarbons, and a nuclear fission-powered vapour-cycle power plant.