Apparently that means that each tire supports a load of 11000 lbs when inflated to 115 psi (7.8 bar) when running at 55 mph on highways.
8x 11,000 lbs = 88,000 lbs or 40 tonnes GVWR is 28.6 tonnes or 70% of the...
Meanwhile - now that the Ukrainians have smorgasbord of tanks which ones are preferred?
Ben Hodges at odds with Colin Kahl
Hodges calling for more, faster - ignore Vlad's redlines and western nerves and get on with delivering what the Ukrainians want. They know what they are doing and have been doing it well. Send ATACMS, GLSDBs and Gray Eagles to get in Crimea and cut it off...
I'll kind of split a bit on this one.
If the decision is made to go with wheels, which provide operational mobility on highways, then tracked fire support vehicles (tanks, IFVs and arty) need to be supplied with their own wheels - transporters - to keep up with the wheeled LAVs.
The same would...
I agree. My point is that CV90s, without the plussed up armour would be easier to move into our North if the unlikely ever happened. And the fact that we could get support up there probably makes the unlikely even less likely - which is no bad thing.
In the meantime CV90s could be seen as an...
JEF - Joint Expedtionary Force
I have been paying a lot of attention to this group as it seems to be at odds with the prevailing tendencies in the Brussels centric EU.
I was surprised to find there is another JEF at play in Europe. One that is tightly bound to Brussels and the Jacques Delors...
Politico's take on Scholz as an anti-Reagan Marxist in the SPD with close ties to East Germany and opposed to both Intermediate Range Missiles and NATO.....
For our Northlands (70% of the country) tracks make more sense than wheels. Mobility trumps everything. Firepower is more important than protection.
The other Northerners, who actually live in their Norths and are facing a "live" enemy are fielding forces with a few tanks (Leopards), CV90s...
WRT the F16 issue: I think this is just the latest flash point in the internal EU war to find out if Brussels or JEF prevails. And I think Joe is having difficulty whose side he is on - AUKUS and JEF or Brussels and the EU.
WRT the slow roll: I think you are absolutely on target there. The...
On the one hand I find myself wondering how long it will take them to produce functioning crews, then troops. Squadrons and Battle Groups?
On the other hand I keep remembering commentary from the field where the Russians found themselves impressed that the Ukrainians managed to amass an...
The Akeron MP referenced above
15 kg (33 lb): round in launch tube
11 kg (24 lb): tripod, firing post and battery
1.3 m (4.3 ft)
140 mm (5.5 in)
Can penetrate 1,000 mm of...
Updates on the CV90
CV90 with combined anti-tank anti-aircraft sight, drone and Akeron MP missiles along with the autocannon.
For a Medium Weight Force - why not just focus on the CV90 for infantry, recce and fire support and ditch the MBT?
If you must have an MBT here is the...
Britain already has an agreement with Ukraine and Poland backed by JEF
Night time riverine assault in the Kherson - Nova Kharkovka area against a local Russian CP (sanctioned info release)