Discussion in 'Land Forces' started by Kunal Biswas, Dec 28, 2010.
Tanks with urban survivability kits.
FV4034 Challenger 2 with StreetFighter kit.
Leopard 2A4 EVO with AMAP kit.
Leopard 2A5DK with Slat Armor.
Leopard 2A5 with PSO kit.
Leopard 2A6M-CAN with Slat Armor and hull belly addon armor.
Ok, more pics and some sort of my observations.
Side turret armor is not angled, it's no more than ~200-250mm LOS thick and only over crew compartment, turret bustle is only protected against ammo from auto cannons up to 30mm.
Frontal turret armor is ~770-800mm LOS thick (in comparison, M1A1/A2 and CR2 frontal armor turret armor is ~870-900mm LOS thick) and offers good protection values, but there are two gaps in armor protection, big gun mantle and place for GPS (Gunners Primary Sight), of course behind GPS there is multilayer laminate armor but in some angles there is probability that armor can be perforated even by an autocannon.
This turret is an Leopard 2A6HEL an derivaties of Leopard 2A6EX, other very similiar derivatives are Leopard 2A6E and Leopard 2A5S/Strv122.
M1A1SA side turret armor LOS thicknes, based on were are welds placed.
Kunal, why did You just copied my old thread from MP.net?
These are my old observations that were not entirely correct. For example armor thickness. As we know now, Leo2 have armor max ~800-840mm thick at front and ~300mm or more at turret sides over crew compartment.
Challenger 2 have very complex turret armor design, but thickness also will be max approx ~800mm. M1A1/M1A2 will be max at front ~900-960mm and at turret sides approx ~380-400mm thick.
Basic tank urban survivability kit = 1 infantry squad.
That`s long ago i copied your threads here, when you are not here..
I reactivated them so that you can notice, And can work on them..
Well in fact, urban survivability kits will and are ending as a normal addon armor kits mounted on tanks in war zone, no matter fighting will end in cities or open fields with insurgents or regular armies.
Ahh, ok then.
It seems that ERA M32 on turret sides can be reconfigured, as I seen different configuration of cassettes on tanks in Iraq (some of them) and here this one displayed in US is also different.
Can a ERA tile ( 1ST gen-3rd gen ) can be triggered by a simply Bullet ranging from 9mm to 5.56mm ?
No, even 30mm will not trigger modern ERA, here is a video showing among others also 4S24 made by NII Stali, it shows that 30mm APDS from BMP-2 is not capable to trigger ERA, it will only make small hole and small not dangerous fire.
Details of ARAT-2 M19 and M32 cassettes combo.
Examples of proposal of RWS for TC and loader for M1A2SEP with TUSK kit.
Production variant of M1A2SEP v2 with TUSK kit:
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