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#61 Paul Lakowski

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0128 AM

Just steel plates with bulging plates glued on without interlayers?


This armor is optimised to defeat long rod penetrators like APFSDS & HEAT warheads . yep works just as well as thicker steel plates, but its cheaper than ceramic steel armor.

This statement is so confusing.


yes, but in ballistics research both long rod penetrators and accumulated charges [HEAT] are done with long rods with very high length to depth ratios. APFSDS use tungsten or DU alloy , while HEAT warheads are simulated with copper rods. With more elaborate research actual accumulated charges are used, but many more are needed to get reliable average figure.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 0716 AM

any real 100-105-115-120-125mm APFSDS (not labaratory model rods 1:8/1:16 etc) was stoped with any real armour array with ceramic( in which ceramic made any significant contribution to protection vs KE, no CE) and not tonns of steel ?


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0107 AM

any real 100-105-115-120-125mm APFSDS (not labaratory model rods 1:8/1:16 etc) was stoped with any real armour array with ceramic( in which ceramic made any significant contribution to protection vs KE, no CE) and not tonns of steel ?

Probably some T-series tanks would fit the bill - either ceramic balls; Kvartz and 'sand bar' filler; or the ceramic glacis plates on some T-80 variants. The ceramic in the galcis was/is better than textolite vs KE, though the experimental ceramic plates in the turret were not better than the NERA array.


Edited by KV7, 12 September 2019 - 1330 PM.

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#64 Wiedzmin

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0548 AM

there is no ceramic glacis plates in any serial production T-80 or T-72, and ceramic never used as APFSDS protection in serial production T, ball/bars and other "dirt" only to decrease weight of whole assembly and gain(or just not lose vs monolith steel version) protection vs CE


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#65 KV7

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0858 AM

there is no ceramic glacis plates in any serial production T-80 or T-72, and ceramic never used as APFSDS protection in serial production T, ball/bars and other "dirt" only to decrease weight of whole assembly and gain(or just not lose vs monolith steel version) protection vs CE

I thought T-80 UD (any maybe some T-64 variant ?) had ceramic in the glacis. I found this but  maybe it is some bullshit.

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#66 Wiedzmin

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0920 AM

It's fpr(steklotextolit) , same as in all soviet tanks
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 1841 PM

Strange painting for spciall armour ))

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#68 DB

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 0646 AM

Pink tanks are almost a tradition now.
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#69 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 0705 AM

Glad to see the gender sensitivity training is paying off.


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#70 Panzermann

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 0919 AM

It is more of a magenta colour imho. I hope they do not get sued by german Telekom AG. ;)

 

 

I guess it is for testing purposes to show impacts or something?


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#71 Mighty_Zuk

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 1902 PM

Any strike on the armor would reveal the base light grey color of the metal. A Magenta background would have high contrast with the impact point.
That's my take at least, and seems to be what Panzermann was trying to say.
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#72 Panzermann

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 0616 AM

Any strike on the armor would reveal the base light grey color of the metal. A Magenta background would have high contrast with the impact point.
That's my take at least, and seems to be what Panzermann was trying to say.

 

Yes. You put it better than me.


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#73 DKTanker

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 0711 AM

 

Any strike on the armor would reveal the base light grey color of the metal. A Magenta background would have high contrast with the impact point.
That's my take at least, and seems to be what Panzermann was trying to say.

 

Yes. You put it better than me.

 

Shoot and see targets?  Makes sense to me.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 1206 PM

Yes, it seems so. It's from the quality control section of KMW's Greek subsidiary:

 

http://www.hdvs.gr/d...-poiotitas.html


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