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October 27th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kozzy Mozzy
The Strv-122 is the most advanced Leopard design, despite the lack of a L55 gun. It has the Tank Command Control System, the Galix protection system, and improved top armor.

The Strv-122 doesn't have explosive reactive armor, it has a NERA, which how it works I have no idea.
Where did you get the information of the STRV 122 armor?
I've been trying to find out but its classifed what type of armor it is, only that its manufactured by SSAB
October 27th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Off tank-net and Modern tanks forum. I've never heard it was explosive armor either, only NERA.

I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I am almost positive it's not ERA.
October 28th, 2004  
rocco
 
well if the swedes modified it, then its sorta their own tank... the M60 was just a M48 with a new turret... but its considered a diff tank... so imo, if its modifed to a certain degree, and i dont just mean changing the instructions on the tank from german to sweedish , then it should be considered as a diff tank imo.
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October 28th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kozzy Mozzy
Off tank-net and Modern tanks forum. I've never heard it was explosive armor either, only NERA.

I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I am almost positive it's not ERA.
Can you give me a link? I can't search on that site (tank net)
October 28th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
It was a awhile ago, I think the post is long gone.
November 2nd, 2004  
The thin Red Line
 
Note on reactive armour. This armour was designed to disrupt the high energy jet produced by shape charged weapons, mostly used by anti tank missiles like Milan , Tow etc. layer armour like the british chobham stops kinetic rounds (sabots etc) by deflecting the round as it goes through the armour causing the harded head to break off.

Another method of stopping heat rounds is to use thin armour skirts which cause the round to go of early.In response some heat rounds now have 2 charges one to go through the skirt or first layer of reactive armour another to kill the tank.

The Russian era armour deflects sabot rounds by having 2 plates above and below the explosive which are designed to move when the round hits so the round travels through more armour than it would if it hit straight on.

The american adrams m1a2 has depleted uranium plates over their chobham armour where the british have a later version which has the depleted uranium built in.
November 2nd, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Chobham armor doesn't work like that. All it is is steel and ceramic blocks layered on top of each other. It doesn't offer much more protection against KE rounds then conventional steel. What it does offer is high CE resistance because of the molecular structure of ceramics.

And I don't believe Dorchester (3rd Generation Chobham) on the Challenger's has DU built into it. The British don't like the health concerns with DU armor.