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CostasTT

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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2011, 11:56:11 am »
There was also the towed DIVAD proposal, the only reference to which I have is the photo below, scanned from a magazine by a friend of mine. Unfortunately, I can't remember where he found it.
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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2011, 06:19:38 am »
Hey thanks for sharing CostasTT !!
I can not say that I have heard of the 'Towed' component of the DIVAD system!Can I ask where you found this information about the 'Towed' Light DIVAD ?

P.S I have a book I saw the other day in my collection which speaks of the DIVAD program.............In it it states that the General Dynamics XM246 DIVAD proposal was far more superior in performance than the Ford Aerospace XM247 design! I will hunt this book and info down tomorrow!!

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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2011, 02:02:43 am »
You are welcome.
To answer your question, a friend had the photo in an old magazine and he scanned it for me. Unfortunately, I can't recall the details - which magazine, etc - as eight years have passed since then.

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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2011, 07:31:04 am »
Quote
P.S I have a book I saw the other day in my collection which speaks of the DIVAD program.............

Ok, I have found the book.... its 'The New Maginot Line', by John Connell, published 1986.

Of interest is the following -
"In the initial competition for the lucrative $4.5 billion contract, two firms emerged as front runners, General Dynamics (XM246) and the Ford (Aerospace) (XM247). The two, each of which had built a prototype DIVAD, held a shoot-off, and this was won hands-down by General Dynamics. According to a Pentagon report, Ford hit half as many targets as the General Dynamics, and the longest range of the Ford hits was only just over half the longest range of the General Dynamics hit (in all, General Dynamics shot down 15 helicopters, Ford only eight).The army, however, decided to opt for Ford"


Wow work that out????

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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2014, 07:03:41 am »
Hi everybody

Here a good article about SGT.York.
http://sill-www.army.mil/ada-online/pb-44/_docs/1984/Winter/winter%201984.pdf

The towed 40mm gun was known as LADS.
Ford Aerospace Light Air Defense Gun System.
It could be mounted on a HMMWV or light armored vehicle, or towed.
The article contains a little drawing of the gun.
http://sill-www.army.mil/ada-online/pb-44/_docs/1982/7-9/july-sept%201982.pdf

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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2014, 07:23:42 am »
Just a minor itch I'd like to scratch.  If the DIVAD had gone into service as planned, could the turret have been subsequently fitted to an Abram's chassis?  The hull on the Abram's doesn't look deep enough to me.
 
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Re: DIVAD Proposals
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2014, 06:18:31 am »
Guided 40mm projectiles

Guided projectile flight control fin system
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation 1984
http://www.google.com/patents/US4565340

Maybe someone knows more about the development of rocket assisted 40mm projectiles for DIVAD ?

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