Wheeled reconnaissance/AFVs

September 15th, 2004  

Topic: Wheeled reconnaissance/AFVs

What do you think of these as they are a little bit different to most other Armoured fighting vehicles. They seem to be designated to be reconaissance anti-tank vehicles.
the ones ive seen are :
Italian http://www.army-technology.com/proje...uro/index.html
French http://www.army-technology.com/proje...tra/index.html
South African http://www.army-technology.com/proje...kat/index.html
September 15th, 2004  
Well!..... I think they look like troop transports with a big gun on top of them. But, .... on the other hand, I see them as a very good alternative to the normal tanks, i mean especially the metal tracks.
They have a higher speed (120 Km/h or over 100, where, A1 Abrahams can reach up to 67 or 75 Km/h), the weels configuration can give an advantage when it comes to taking a hit or two, where a normal tank if hit in the tracks is as good as dead. And maybe can turn even faster and so having a greater agility.

Overall I think this is a better choice than a track driven tank. Yet again i might be wrong.