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Al Fahd: The Best Tank You Never Heard Of


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yungj1 #41 Posted Sep 08 2012 - 23:02

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the gun looks menacing.

twistedspark #42 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 00:10

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The tests covered basic capabilities like crossing a 3m trench, to more difficult ones like averaging 2.4km/litre cross-country.

Wow!  I'm impressed.  The thing was powered by a 12-cylinder diesel 1,100 hp engine and achieved 2.4km/litre.  That is roughly 6 miles per gallon.  Cross-country, on a 42.9 short-ton vehicle that has 26 hp/ton.  That's amazing to me.  Some older 3/4 ton Ford pickup trucks don't do that well.

BTW, you wrote that the EE-T1 Osório project started in 1983 while Wikipedia claims it was started in 1982.  Who's correct?  :Smile_blinky:

Ilskur #43 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 01:38

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Once again, Brazil has to depend on foreign countries to sell their ideas.
Not that I'm not proud that my country had such awesome tank projects, but the low value the politicians here give to projects about tanks(and buying plans for planes as well) just makes me think that there is no hope for intelligence to bloom in this place, at least, not while the ideas are kept inside this place.

Tiger_23 #44 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 01:46

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twistedspark, on Sep 09 2012 - 00:10, said:

Wow!  I'm impressed.  The thing was powered by a 12-cylinder diesel 1,100 hp engine and achieved 2.4km/litre.  That is roughly 6 miles per gallon.  Cross-country, on a 42.9 short-ton vehicle that has 26 hp/ton.  That's amazing to me.  Some older 3/4 ton Ford pickup trucks don't do that well.

BTW, you wrote that the EE-T1 Osório project started in 1983 while Wikipedia claims it was started in 1982.  Who's correct?  :Smile_blinky:

Initial Project 1982.

source: EB (Brazilian army)

Video about the Osorio:

AUDIO : Portuguese - no Subtitles :/


Edited by Tiger_23, Sep 09 2012 - 01:48.


OSHOW #45 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 04:25

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Great article chief. That was a nice looking tank.

PsicoPato #46 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 10:59

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Great to see that this tank is not so unknow to the world.

I would love to see this in WOT as an tier 8 Medium tank, is  post war design but a lot of tanks in game right now are.

O,hs and just to help you chieftain, Is not São Paolo, it is São Paulo. ;D

Edited by PsicoPato, Sep 09 2012 - 11:04.


burning_phoneix #47 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 14:19

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PsicoPato, on Sep 09 2012 - 10:59, said:

Great to see that this tank is not so unknow to the world.

I would love to see this in WOT as an tier 8 Medium tank, is  post war design but a lot of tanks in game right now are.

O,hs and just to help you chieftain, Is not São Paolo, it is São Paulo. ;D

It's not viable as a Tier 8 or even Tier 10!

This is a vehicle that's better that Early Model Abrams and Challengers for christ sake and was designed in the 80s!

DanH #48 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 14:35

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Nice to see an article on these tanks, although I dont know about never having heard about them before, quite a few of us brought them up in the discussion on the TAM article.

Dan

Crossfire_187th #49 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 18:09

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Dang... It was same thing happened to RAM MKI/II including late model from Politicians' pressure to chose Sherman...

Noble #50 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 18:41

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Could you possibly do an article on the Australian Sentinel tanks? I would find that rather...awesome if you did at some stage.

zkyz #51 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 22:02

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TYVM for the article chief !!!
I´am Brazilian and never heard about Osorio, just other like Jararaca, Cascavel (names of brazilian snakes specimens by the way)
Nice video Tiger_23 !!!! Very nice indeed !!!

Mother_Animal #52 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 23:27

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Many thanks for the nice article Chief. Nice gesture for our Independence Day.

KrennelDarius #53 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 23:29

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I'd love to see that upgraded M3 as a Teir 6 light. Would boss things up.

XiangPotato #54 Posted Sep 09 2012 - 23:48

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What a typical and tragic story of innovation.

NollieFlipX #55 Posted Sep 10 2012 - 03:34

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Osorio was a bit of hope I had that Brazil would become a more militarized - and therefore more disciplined and honorable - country. =/ Yeah we are getting better little by little, but so far I'm yet to see any progress on those two points.

Ah man... how I wish I was born in USA, getting the chance to command a M1128. Heh what a badass tank destroyer.

WarStore #56 Posted Sep 10 2012 - 07:01

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Wow. Great reading Chief.
I know more about your tanks than about ours lol

Kyphe #57 Posted Sep 10 2012 - 16:58

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I expect the M1A1 failed the fuel efficiency tests, that thing guzzles fuel many times faster than most tanks of comparable weight

The_Chieftain #58 Posted Sep 10 2012 - 17:10

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On the move, it's actually very efficient, more so than most diesel tanks. The problem is that it drinks almost as much sitting still as it does moving, so given that tanks actually spend most of their time sitting still, that's where the Abrams' reputation for being a fuel hog comes from.

Kyphe #59 Posted Sep 10 2012 - 18:05

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the engine of the current tank is rated at 6.3Litre per mile, which is well well over the test requirements of 2.4km/litre , and that does not include the 10Litre you need just to start the engine lol

Edited by Kyphe, Sep 10 2012 - 18:06.


johncage #60 Posted Oct 06 2012 - 10:29

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cool how they photoshopped john wayne into the last photo




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