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Offline Kadija_Man

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LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:13:32 pm »
Australian Army LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed.  And the winner is...

Boxer CRV with 35mm Turret.





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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 01:49:20 am »
Slightly off-topic: please, explain, if it possible, why modern small-caliber cannon' barrels have been frequently surrounded by extrnal structures, like on this vehicle?

These rectangular cross-section boxes, with holes in it intended to be uses kind of additional protection?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 01:51:27 am »
Slightly off-topic: please, explain, if it possible, why modern small-caliber cannon' barrels have been frequently surrounded by extrnal structures, like on this vehicle?

These rectangular cross-section boxes, with holes in it intended to be uses kind of additional protection?

Thanks in advance!

No.  They provide extra support to prevent barrel whip.  Modern materials being what they are, to improve accuracy the thin barrel needs extra support.

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 04:13:11 am »
No.  They provide extra support to prevent barrel whip.  Modern materials being what they are, to improve accuracy the thin barrel needs extra support.

Thank you, Kadija_Man!

Curiously, a classical IFV (BMP-2, Bradley, Warrior) has have a "unsupported" cannons, mounted in turret.
Why this changes in modern types?

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 08:25:20 am »
Why the indentations on the hull side armor? What purpose could that serve being applied in the way it's applied? Part of it almost look like it's a handle, but there are also visible holes that go deeper...
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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 04:06:14 pm »
Is the 35mm gun confirmed? If so is it the WOTAN 35?

I thought the Rheinmettal bid used the 30mm gun?
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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 06:37:36 pm »
Why the indentations on the hull side armor? What purpose could that serve being applied in the way it's applied? Part of it almost look like it's a handle, but there are also visible holes that go deeper...

I'd assume they're for attaching and detaching the armour.

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 07:36:41 pm »
No.  They provide extra support to prevent barrel whip.  Modern materials being what they are, to improve accuracy the thin barrel needs extra support.

Thank you, Kadija_Man!

Curiously, a classical IFV (BMP-2, Bradley, Warrior) has have a "unsupported" cannons, mounted in turret.
Why this changes in modern types?

The need to hit pin-point targets.  Previous weapons were meant to be infantry support weapons, rather than anti-armour weapons.   That meant the weapon was intended to "spray" it's target somewhat, rather than necessarily hit something less than a metre square at 2000 metre ranges.

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 07:39:58 pm »
Is the 35mm gun confirmed? If so is it the WOTAN 35?

I thought the Rheinmettal bid used the 30mm gun?

Sorry, you're right, I'm wrong.  It is the 30mm gun, not a 35mm gun.  My mistake.

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Re: LAND 400 Phase 2 decision revealed
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 06:17:56 am »
Why the indentations on the hull side armor? What purpose could that serve being applied in the way it's applied? Part of it almost look like it's a handle, but there are also visible holes that go deeper...

could be AMAP-ADS hardkill system. destroying inbound enemy rounds.