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  1. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    M-SHORAD and Dragoon are both 30, but different 30s (30×113 vs 30×173). But yes, common ammo (30x173) with the US would be a good thing. There have been rumblings about this for years.
  2. AC 011

    LAV 6.0

    The original USMC LAV-25 turret was by Delco Systems, which was owned by General Motors. It was bought from GM by GDLS at the same time as the London LAV operations. The TOW version was trialed by Australia, but they didn't buy any.
  3. AC 011

    LAV 6.0

    Both. Kuwait has an older version of the same turret with 2x TOW launchers installed on a Warrior chassis. Google "desert Warrior ifv" for pics. Spike or Javelin could be put on instead of TOW.
  4. AC 011

    LAV 6.0

    It's an updated version of the same GDLS LAV-25 turret that was on the LAV-III.
  5. AC 011

    Ukraine - Superthread

    They get away with it by ignoring the crew and crew stations (now located in the chassis). The turret is lighter, but the weight is just moved to a different bucket - vehicle weight is the same. The only way to really remove weight is to reduce the armour around the weapon, or ditch the...
  6. AC 011

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Ready ammo is 150 rounds, split into 2 linkless magazines. It can be reloaded under armour, 1 round at a time.
  7. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    The LAV-III ISC to CP differences you list pretty much covers off the rest of the LAV 6.0 ISC to CP differences. The different seatng arrangement is usually the most obvious though.
  8. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    Main difference between the ISC and the CP is the seating arrangement in the back. The CP has 3 operator seats with a map board on the right side (like the OPV).
  9. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    Not really... All submissions were in and all testing was complete. Then came the cancellation notice. The winner would have been known to someone.
  10. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    The wheeled competitors met the mandatory mobility performance requirements for the program, so from that perspective track and wheel were the same. Undoubtedly there were differences noted between tracks and wheels among the desirable requirements and would have been part of the process to...
  11. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    The original CCV spec read like a product spec for the CV90. It was re-issued as a performance spec, and this opened the door for wheeled platforms to compete against the CV90. I don't recall ARTEC being involved in CCV. By the time of the performance confirmation phase they were out. The...
  12. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    The 30mm will not fit in the LAV 6.0 turret shell. It's not that far off, but the required shell rework would not be cost effective. Better to start with a new turret with a sight and FCS designed to take on air and ground targets.
  13. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    Yes. 25x137 PABM is not a new thing. Development appears to be complete, but the final qual testing is waiting on somebody who actually wants to field it. It's been discussed at different times with OATK/NGAS and GDOTS, but it stalls. 25mm payload is small compared to the 30mm, and with...
  14. AC 011

    Infantry Vehicles

    Sort of... it applies a predictive offset for lead only in azimuth. For the capability you're describing, the existing sight heads would have to be replaced with either a dual axis sight head, or a 2 axis modular sight.
  15. AC 011

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    Yes. That's the CC position. RWS controls are duplicated, but with Commander override.
  16. AC 011

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    A Google image search for "tapv interior" will bring up a few photos that give a good idea of the layout around the gunner's seat.
  17. AC 011

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    I don't have access to those layouts, though it would be interesting to see how the +8 could be squeezed in there. Maybe something involving bench seats? If the blast mitigating seats weren't there, a bench seat which incorporates the t-case cover could possibly be made to work. Not that I'd...
  18. AC 011

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    That box has nothing to do with the weapon system. The "box" is the transfer case cover, so it has to stay. Any volume which could be regained by redesigning the cover would be nowhere close to enough to accommodate additional seating. The MPU and MOS for the RWS are both behind and to the...
  19. AC 011

    Long Weekend!

    Creeping up to the 24 hour mark with no power. Frustratingly... 1 block west has power, 1 block south has power, 1 block east has power, and 2 blocks north.... they have power too. Fun times.
  20. AC 011

    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    AMX-30 BRDM Marder ZSU-23-4
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