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Offline TomS

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Re: Bradley Replacement - OMFV
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2018, 08:10:20 am »
Tricky to reliably and quickly program a CT round through its case. Especially if you want to confirm that you've programmed it correctly.

Not impossible though. 40mm CTA offers programmable air burst munitions, for starters.

It gets programmed as it's leaving the barrel. Not the best time to find out that you've set it to detonate short.

You still need a mechanical safe and arm element as well, no matter where you program the fuze.

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Re: Bradley Replacement - OMFV
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2018, 04:48:24 pm »
Tricky to reliably and quickly program a CT round through its case. Especially if you want to confirm that you've programmed it correctly.

Not impossible though. 40mm CTA offers programmable air burst munitions, for starters.

It gets programmed as it's leaving the barrel. Not the best time to find out that you've set it to detonate short.

You still need a mechanical safe and arm element as well, no matter where you program the fuze.

Sure. But that typically only guarantees safe separation; the concern is firing over the heads of friendlies
with a round incorrectly programmed to detonate over them.

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Re: Bradley Replacement - OMFV
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 11:57:41 pm »
It seemed the Army was very interested in cased-telescoping ammunition for a time as evidenced by the 45mm ARES XM295. I wonder what swayed their interest back to more conventional cased ammunition?
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Re: Bradley Replacement - OMFV
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2019, 04:57:07 am »
It seemed the Army was very interested in cased-telescoping ammunition for a time as evidenced by the 45mm ARES XM295. I wonder what swayed their interest back to more conventional cased ammunition?
In this particular instance, they arrived at the current configuration after starting with the in-service 30mm Bushmaster II and then bumping up to the 35mm bushmaster III given the "supershot" treatment to 50mm. So it doesn't so much indicate a change in interest away from the potential for CT weapons as much as a desire to use derivatives of in-service gear as much as possible in this program. If they were running a clean-sheet program, CT might have been th3 favored option.