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#141 Panzermann

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 0922 AM

My own guess is that the mistake in including and mislabeling the Puma is a case of "light armored tracked vehicle with a turret = light tank" media sloppiness.  One would expect better from Army Times, but on this occasion they seem to have produced the usual ignorant media mistake. :wacko:


Army Times is a private newspaper/website. Not a Pentagon publication, so you get the usual journalist expertise.
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#142 EchoFiveMike

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 1553 PM

 

No it still sucks :)

 

Actually it's just bad, not stunningly terrible. Would have been better to go with a LP 90mm gun I suspect.

 

The problem is that the 90mm is no longer in US service which would have required a substantial amount of additional costs and would have forced the MGS model to jump through a number of additional procurement hoops.  The Army wanted to avoid that, preferring 'seriously flawed but available' to 'superlative but canceled'.

 

Right now the Army is looking at light tanks.  I don't think that's the best replacement for the MGS, but it may be procured for the role anyways to reduce procurement costs.  A 90mm is still out, as the US Army still needs to avoid the costs of adding a new shell caliber.

 

 

He's probably talking about the Cockerill 90mm Mk3 low pressure 90mm, not the US M36.  It's a HE/HEAT thrower, which is suitable for 7-10t vehicles.  

 

I'm thinking a 120mm mortar would be more useful, vice the 105mm high pressure gun.  Something like a Falarick 120mm GLATGM would also be highly useful.

 

The atrocity that is the US procurment system needs to be purged with fire.  It's a greater enemy to the US than any foreign nation state.  Not even joking.  This is what happens when you let managerialists with nothing at stake have decision making authority.  

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 0003 AM

The 30mm variant doing some shooting.


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#144 Panzermann

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 1329 PM

that's an unboxing video :lol:

 

(starting at !:41)


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#145 Chris Werb

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 0827 AM

that's an unboxing video :lol:

 

(starting at !:41)

 

LOL!!! :) :) :)


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