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#881 Hakka



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 2045 PM

Yeah, I read Kotsch's explanation and saw the patent, but it seems weird to me. I made this GIF of a T-90A (from the TV Zvezda show, episode "diary of a tanker"), and it doesn't show what Kotsch described.

It seems to give a misunderstanding. The sketch is part of a russian patent. And it is embedded in a general view to autloaders. There are no assignments to a special tank.

Pardon me, but I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean that the machanism from the patent was just a prospective solution that was not actually used? Or do you mean that the patented autoloader can be used in any T-72/90 tank and not just the T-90A?

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 1402 PM

So in the end, what are the differences between the T-72B and the T-90A autoloader ?


M774, M829, M829A2, M829A1, M833

5 names but 6 rods. :(


BD26 predecessor to L26 ? L26 have uranium or tungsten core ?

judging by drawing, it's more like L27 imho...

CHARM U 3/4 Ti

BD26 is a 120mm APFSDS projectile which incorporates the latest tungsten-nickel-iron penetrator technology to achieve an increase in penetration performance of the order of 15% over the current in-service L23(OE)APFSDS projectile. BD26 is designed for operation with the existing Lll ordnance and L8 charge.
The penetrator is made from a Tungsten/Nickel/Iron alloy (TF49P) with a 6 blade steel tail unit and steel nose tip. It is located in a 3-segment aluminium alloy saddle type sabot with a buttress form screw thread which provides the 'drive' between the sabot and penetrator.

Any pictures ?

Edited by Sovngard, 16 September 2017 - 1416 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 1516 PM


5 names but 6 rods. :(



first tiny little rod, i don't know where it from


Any pictures ?




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Posted 19 September 2017 - 1105 AM

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