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Kyphe #5501 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 03:34

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TV 15000, 105mm, air portable, SPG/gun carrier prototype.

Dodge_The_Bullet #5502 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 06:03

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I had the honor is poking around this one-of-a-kind tank:



SirCampALotNOR #5503 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 07:49

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And like any ground vehicle not an MRAP it got cancelled...

Walter_Sobchak #5504 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 08:42

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{lang:macro__view_post}SirCampALotNOR, on Jul 21 2014 - 02:49, said:

And like any ground vehicle not an MRAP it got cancelled...


But does it really count as a "ground" vehicle?  All kidding aside, this thing was doomed.  The Marines came up with an engine spec that was crazy.  MTU was the only company dishonest enough to say "yeah, our engine can do that."  Too bad it could not.



SirCampALotNOR #5505 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 08:47

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The engine was the reason it got canceled? Huh, never knew. Looked as if it went like hell, at least on water! 

Walter_Sobchak #5506 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 09:12

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{lang:macro__view_post}SirCampALotNOR, on Jul 21 2014 - 03:47, said:

The engine was the reason it got canceled? Huh, never knew. Looked as if it went like hell, at least on water! 


Naw, I just like picking on MTU engines every chance I get.  The AAAV had a whole slew of issues. You can read about some of them in this GAO report.  According to tests carried out in 2006:

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In 2006, the EFV was subject to an Operational Assessment—a series of tests to demonstrate that
it could meet performance requirements—that, if successfully completed, would permit the
program to move into the production phase. During this assessment, the EFV experienced
numerous critical failures and, because of repeated breakdowns, the EFV failed to meet reliability
requirements and failed the assessment. For example, during the test, the vehicles were able to
operate for only 4.5 hours between breakdowns and required about 3.4 hours of corrective
maintenance for every 1 hour of operation—a maintenance burden that evaluators said would
“wear out a unit under realistic combat operations.” Poor reliability also resulted in 117
Operational Mission Failures and 645 Unscheduled Maintenance Actions during testing. The
EFV’s low reliability resulted in the EFV completing 2 out of 11 attempted amphibious tests, 1

out of 10 gunnery tests, and none of the 3 scheduled land mobility tests.

 

 



Vollketten #5507 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 14:22

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grey boxes added by me.


Edited by Vollketten, Jul 21 2014 - 14:22.


Life_In_Black #5508 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 15:47

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{lang:macro__view_post}Vollketten, on Jul 21 2014 - 09:22, said:

grey boxes added by me.

 

A Centurion vismod Semovente da 149/40? :trollface:



Vollketten #5509 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 16:36

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nope. wrong nation

PzBarkhorn #5510 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 16:50

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Isn't it a testbed for the 155mm howitzer gun? American, made by Chrysler, i think...

StrelaCarbon #5511 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 17:04

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155mm SPH XM62

Vollketten #5512 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 18:04

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yes - no grey boxes:



Dodge_The_Bullet #5513 Posted Jul 21 2014 - 22:31

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For all of you who completely ignored my other post it's a GD EFV-P Prototype (Propilsion System Demonstrator)

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{lang:macro__view_post}Vollketten, on Jul 21 2014 - 04:31, said:

two views of a different vehicle then.

 

I would say these dont count but i think this thread might run out of tanks



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{lang:macro__view_post}Dodge_The_Bullet, on Jul 21 2014 - 08:03, said:

I had the honor is poking around this one-of-a-kind tank:

 

Someone needs to show Mike Sparks this one



StrelaCarbon #5516 Posted Yesterday, 07:27 AM

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His buddy "Blacktaildefense" on youtube already did a video on it.  

Dodge_The_Bullet #5517 Posted Yesterday, 07:37 AM

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{lang:macro__view_post}Tied, on Jul 22 2014 - 07:18, said:

 

Someone needs to show Mike Sparks this one

Fun fact, the wheels are made of styrofoam.

 

Another fun fact: The only working model of it is at Camp Pendleton, and I've been inside this fatty.



hoom #5518 Posted Today, 09:14 AM

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 The Marines came up with an engine spec that was crazy.  MTU was the only company dishonest enough to say "yeah, our engine can do that." 

 

The basic physics of getting a significantly armored (heavy), fairly short vehicle up & planing implies a completely insane engine power.

I kinda wrote that off as virtually impossible when I heard about it but was astounded to see some footage of it planing somewhere along the line.

 

If I recall correctly it also was supposed to sustain that high speed over a startlingly long range which must then imply a very large fuel tank & not much space for actual payload ie soldiers.

 

Have you seen the thing they are looking at now?

Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector, much slower but apparently works far better than I'd have at first thought.

Not sure about the land mobility if scaled up to carry a Tank, the current one seems rather difficult to turn & its well short of the intended final size.

Pretty sure those tracks as currently constructed won't have much durability.

 



Mechanize #5519 Posted Today, 12:18 PM

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{lang:macro__view_post}StrelaCarbon, on Jul 22 2014 - 00:27, said:

His buddy "Blacktaildefense" on youtube already did a video on it.  

 

"Buddy" is a pretty strange word to use for BlacktailDefense.






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