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#21 Hakka

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 0346 AM

Rarden was postwar and designed to fit into small vehicles, you should see just how small it is, didn't even realize i was looking at the breech!

 

Not just that, IIRC RARDEN operated on long recoil action and had special recoil dampeners so that small turrets could handle the recoil of a 30mm round.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 0621 AM

2A72 works on a Tigr.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 1527 PM

I was reading the Wikipedia article on the Fox armoured car the other night and was somewhat shocked to read that the Rarden 30mm was actually loaded with clips of 3 rounds each?  Somewhat echoing the post made previously considering dual-feeding; was there a real reason why the Rarden was clip-fed instead of belt-fed?  Was clip-loading a standard for all Rarden-armed AFV's?

 

Indeed the turret of a Scimitar light tank really is tiny.  Although the Soviets did manage to somehow shoehorn a 2A42 into a one-man turret and stick it onto a modified BMD-1 hull (and the BMD-2 was born).


Edited by Gavin-Phillips, 24 August 2017 - 1528 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 1722 PM

The 2nd Stryker Brigade Team, 2nd Infantry Division (The Lancers) practiced an emergency readiness exercise recently, loading 1900 pieces of equipment onto two ships in the port of Tacoma, Washington.  This exercise produced photos of no fewer than 5 (and likely 6) Stryker variants being loaded onto the USNS Bob Hope:

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 1844 PM

Nice photos - Thanks!



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 1940 PM

Yes, agreed nice photos. What is a variant that has what looks like a white radome? 



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 2029 PM

Yes, agreed nice photos. What is a variant that has what looks like a white radome? 

 

I'm told its a Command and Control variant.  But I hadn't seen that version before today and I'd previously seen the variant with the rectangular structure flush on its roof labeled as a C and C variant as well.  I suspect they both fulfill that function at different levels of command.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 2332 PM

Given why Stryker Dragoon was developed, I think it worthwhile to meet its newest rival, the BTR-87:

 

 

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Russia's Military Industrial Company (VPK) has unveiled the BTR-87 armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition, outside Moscow.

 

The vehicle on display features a frontally mounted powerpack, with the troop compartment located in the rear. The APC is based on the chassis of the BTR-82A APC, also developed by VPK.

 

The BTR-87 is designed to transport and support motor riflemen (motorised infantry) on the battlefield. The vehicle's armament suite can engage soft-skin targets, armoured vehicles, small surface combatants, and soldiers. Its ballistic armour protects the combat crew against small arms and shell splinters. The APC is additionally equipped with a nuclear, biological, and chemical protection system.

 

According to VPK, the BTR-87 is a four-axle, amphibious 8 x 8 vehicle with a combat weight of 16 tons, two crewmembers, and a passenger capacity of eight dismounts. Its 312 hp YaMZ-53602 engine has a power-to-weight ratio of 19.26 hp/t, producing a maximum road speed of 90 km/h and a maximum swimming speed of 10 km/h. The powerplant is combined with a mechanical gearbox that can be replaced by an automatic transmission.

 

More photos of the BTR-87 showcasing its armament which is mounted on a "slightly modified [version] of BTR-82A turret,featuring 30mm 2А72 as per BTR-82A with added 4x Kornet 9M133 ATGM":

 

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And the vehicle's interior:

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 0626 AM

After getting a taste of the Bumerang, hearing that this thing could replace it feels like such a slap to the face.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 0630 AM

After getting a taste of the Bumerang, hearing that this thing could replace it feels like such a slap to the face.

Well, don't be worry: that... thing is not considered as Bumerang replacement. In fact, this is hardly modernized BTR-80, which wasn't exactly made in interaction with MoD.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 0631 AM

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That is an antenna from a mission command on the move suite in the M1130 C2V.

 

Three variants have the boxy super-structures: M1129 Mortar Carrier, M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle, and M1135 NBC Recon Vehicle. I think the ones in the photo without the red crosses (which are M1133 MEVs) are the M1135s, because the pattern of hatches on the roof doesn't look like the large doors to fire the mortar, like in this photo:

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1421 PM

The following photo gives a decent idea of how tall Stryker Dragoon is:

 

 

"Thanks to the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce (@macombchamber) Board of Directors for visiting our facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan!"

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1542 PM

The following photo gives a decent idea of how tall Stryker Dragoon is:
 

 
"Thanks to the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce (@macombchamber) Board of Directors for visiting our facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan!"
 
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If they ever switch conversions from the 81 flat-bottomed hull to a DVH, would that lead to an increased height?

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1607 PM

 

The following photo gives a decent idea of how tall Stryker Dragoon is:
 

 
"Thanks to the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce (@macombchamber) Board of Directors for visiting our facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan!"
 
 


If they ever switch conversions from the 81 flat-bottomed hull to a DVH, would that lead to an increased height?

 

 

No, because the Dragoon already uses the suspension system from the DVH Stryker.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 2323 PM


 

The following photo gives a decent idea of how tall Stryker Dragoon is:
 

 
"Thanks to the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce (@macombchamber) Board of Directors for visiting our facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan!"
 
 

If they ever switch conversions from the 81 flat-bottomed hull to a DVH, would that lead to an increased height?
 
 
No, because the Dragoon already uses the suspension system from the DVH Stryker.

Is that the element of the DVH configuration that increases the height? Cool :)

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0553 AM

I watched Bumerang firing all weapons. Impressive.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0625 AM

I watched Bumerang firing all weapons. Impressive.

With what turret? They installed Berezhok turret for this expo, dunno which was used in firings.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0626 AM

I watched Bumerang firing all weapons. Impressive.

 

Envy.

 

You should get a pair of glasses with built in camera like James Bond and live stream it to this here grate sight! ;)



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0641 AM

Not Berezhok in static. But the demo bumerang was different vehicle. Same weapon fit pretty much. Kornet firing is loud but nothing compared to Ataka!

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 1335 PM

Confirm Berezhok at Alabino.




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