Big Cats-Heavy APCs/AFIVs...




 
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January 16th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: Big Cats-Heavy APCs/AFIVs...


What heavy APCs are out there? I know all the Israeli ones. The newest one is the Merkava based APC, the Namer:



I would personally like to see it deployed with a 20 or 30mm weapon station, but for now its just packing the .50 cal.
January 16th, 2009  
HokieMSG
 
 
Of course the US uses the M2/M3 Bradley.

January 16th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
do you think the bradly qualifies as a heavy AIFV?
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January 16th, 2009  
Damien435
 
 
I think it's the heaviest IFV the US has in service, but we don't plan as much for urban warfare as the Israeli's do so we chose to put more emphasis on speed as opposed to armor. In the open deserts and plains you can just go around your opponents unlike in city warfare.
January 16th, 2009  
HokieMSG
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
do you think the bradly qualifies as a heavy AIFV?
Bradley Weighs 30.4 short tons
And is the heaviest IFV that the US fields. The Stryker ICV is 18.12 short tons.
January 16th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
30 tonns definetly makes it a heavy bugger.
January 17th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
this scarry looking thing is the BTR-T from russia. built on a T-55(?) hull with a auto cannon and ATGM launcher.
January 17th, 2009  
PzBrig15
 
 
Did you make different this vehicle ???
The Namer is only a transport-vehicle to bring Soldiers in the Attack-Zone. The Bradley is a Infantry-vehicle who fight with the weapons. The Namer and the others in this Group had only a weapon to self-protection .

We must different : Only for transport
Namer , GTK-Boxer , VBCI , Mowag III C/H

and fighting vehicle :
Bradley , Warrior , SPz Puma ( German-Army ,next Generation)
and momently in service ( SPz Marder )
January 17th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
Quote:
We must different : Only for transport
Namer , GTK-Boxer , VBCI , Mowag III C/H

and fighting vehicle :
Bradley , Warrior , SPz Puma ( German-Army ,next Generation)
and momently in service ( SPz Marder )
That is a very good point. My aim was to discuss all of these types. Also the problem is that one vehicle may exist in more than one form- the Namer, when and if it carries a 40mm AGL is not a "troop taxi"...
January 17th, 2009  
PzBrig15
 
 
Yes , thats right .
The german Troop-Taxi GTK-Boxer can roll without weapon, with a MG or the new GMW ( 40mm Granat Maschinen-Waffe von Heckler und Kock).
I mean, that all vehicle must have a MG or more.
Automatic Weapon Station are now in the production-line.
For the Fennek , the GTK-Boxer , The Dingo 2 and other vehicles
MAN Truck
Look the folow link :

http://www.kmweg.com/gb/frame.php?page=12
 


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