The most modern-looking tank, plane, rifle...etc.




 
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June 5th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 

Topic: The most modern-looking tank, plane, rifle...etc.


This thread is based purely on looks. I'll list items, which look the most futuristic, and therefore coolest IMO. Add your own opinions and other types of military hardware which I forgot/was too lazy to list

Shoulder-launched Anti-Armor

PREDATOR, USA


Armored Fighting Vehicles

ACV-S, TURKEY


Jeep-like vehicles

COBRA, TURKEY
SHADOW RST-V, USA
FENNEK, GERMANY


Artillery

MLRS, USA MARS, GERMANY LRM, FRANCE (Spot the difference I sure can't)
CRUSADER, USA

Attack Helicpoters

RAH-66 COMANCHE, USA


Main Battle Tanks

LECLERC, FRANCE
Check out the wicked-looking machine-gun on the back of the turret
http://www.army-technology.com/proje.../leclerc1.html


Support Helicopters

AS 565 PANTHER, EUROPE
CH-47D CHINOOK, USA

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

PREDATOR, USA
TAIFUN, GERMANY
GLOBAL HAWK, USA


Assault Rifles

XM-8, USA
PAPOP, FRANCE


Submachine Guns

P90, BElGIUM


Hand Guns

Five-seveN, BELGIUM


Shotguns

USAS-12, SOUTH KOREA


Sniper Rifles

AW-50, UNITED KINGDOM


Machine Guns

MINIMI/M249, BELGIUM/USA
OCSW, USA


Fighters Ground Attack

F-117 NIGHTHAWK, USA
F/A-22 RAPTOR, USA
JSF F35, INTERNATIONAL
DRAKEN, SWEDEN

Long Range Bombers

B-1B LANCER, USA
B-2 SPIRIT, USA
June 5th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
I'd say that the F117 is beginning to look dated with its sharp corners and such.

I think the F22 just looks much more 'modern' than anything else flying.
June 6th, 2005  
hicks
 
Unfortunately though, the Commanche program was scratched.
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June 6th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
The coolest-looking naval units:

Aircraft Carriers

NIMITZ CLASS, USA


Amphibious Ships

ZUBR CLASS, RUSSIA


Corvettes and Patrol Boats

SKJOLD CLASS, NORWAY
VISBY CLASS, SWEDEN
June 6th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 
I like the H&K MP7 submashinegun, too, or the german GraMaWa Granatelauncher ( http://www.soldatentreff.de/modules....&orderby=hitsD )
June 6th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
I defenetly agree on the Leclerc, really cool looking, quite different from all other disigns, same with Merkava 4. awsome looking tank. Gets me thinging of star wars
June 6th, 2005  
hicks
 
I'm a fan of the Leopard 2A6 myself.

Or the T-90.
June 6th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 
The Leopard 2 is really good looking and driving it is much of fun, belive me, but the A6 version has the problem that the Cannon is too long so it vibrates while driving an fires not so exact as the A5 even if it has the same stabilisationunit. So I prefer the Leopard 2A5
June 7th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
There's a new grenade launcher with a XM-8 look: The XM-25



Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
I'd say that the F117 is beginning to look dated with its sharp corners and such.

I think the F22 just looks much more 'modern' than anything else flying.
That's true. Is the flight helmet of the F117 cube-shaped?

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Originally Posted by hicks
Unfortunately though, the Commanche program was scratched.
I wonder whether another country will want to buy Commanches in the future.

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Originally Posted by hicks
I'm a fan of the Leopard 2A6 myself.

Or the T-90.
Most post-WW2 Soviet and Russian tanks look pretty neat with their flat, rounded turrets.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jäger
The Leopard 2 is really good looking and driving it is much of fun, belive me, but the A6 version has the problem that the Cannon is too long so it vibrates while driving an fires not so exact as the A5 even if it has the same stabilisationunit. So I prefer the Leopard 2A5
Are they in the process of solving that problem?
June 7th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jäger
The Leopard 2 is really good looking and driving it is much of fun, belive me, but the A6 version has the problem that the Cannon is too long so it vibrates while driving an fires not so exact as the A5 even if it has the same stabilisationunit. So I prefer the Leopard 2A5
Are they in the process of solving that problem?[/quote]

I don't know if they try to fix it or maybe solve it in the A7 version, but for use in battle position without moving it or on near distances it is top, too. In other cases I would use the A5 instead.