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#61 Mighty_Zuk

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 0923 AM


Fascinating.  Has the IDF abandoned the idea of tank gun tube-launched ATGM's in favour of other platforms for this task or was the Lahat replaced by something else for use by MBT's instead?  
 


 
10)4:15 - 4:26 - the Lahat is not in service with the IDF anymore. 


There was never really a combat need for gun launched ATGMs. As the tank threat was reduced, so was the need for such weapons. And unlike tanks or other platforms that serve for over 40 years, you can afford to play around with munitions like that.

Besides that, the IDF's standoff anti tank capabilities have grown tremendously in other venues, and are supposed to make yet another leap in the coming years so it's a bit redundant to have an ATGM that is only good for AT.
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Posted 06 March 2020 - 0635 AM

Although there were no news for a very long time about the new howitzer, and the project thought by many to have been cancelled, a recent speech had give a slight mention, saying the new howitzer will be named "Ro'em" (=Thunderous), same as the Sherman-based L/33 gun.


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#63 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 1410 PM

There was never really a combat need for gun launched ATGMs. As the tank threat was reduced, so was the need for such weapons. And unlike tanks or other platforms that serve for over 40 years, you can afford to play around with munitions like that.


Besides that, the IDF's standoff anti tank capabilities have grown tremendously in other venues, and are supposed to make yet another leap in the coming years so it's a bit redundant to have an ATGM that is only good for AT.

Thanks.  :)


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 1440 PM

Update: Elbit Systems of America has won a $200 million contract for the supply of equipment related to the IDF's new howitzer.
This adds to the $125 million contract signed last March.
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 0916 AM

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Photo from operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2009, showing main gun replacement.
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 1200 PM

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Merkava 1/2 right hull side ?

 

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and turret

 

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M111 demostration and T-72 "model" in left corner ? plates look like 150+150+50, but 350/0 for M111 is possible only point blank, not from 1700 meters

 

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M413 demo ? 350/0 from 2100 meters, and T-72 from 3100 ? 

 

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Edited by Wiedzmin, 01 April 2020 - 1236 PM.

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