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Offline Kadija_Man

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1770 on: April 11, 2019, 08:21:01 pm »
I used to have a Brassey's book that had a quite detailed entry on the TTD. Haven't got it now which is a shame. I can't remember exactly what the basis for the chassis was but I don't think it was a Leopard 2.

IIRC it was Centurion, wasn't it?

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1771 on: April 12, 2019, 04:03:01 am »
Pause the TTD vid at 14 sec.
That's a LEO2 hull all day long.
Looks like they added some extra dust filtering on top of the engine bay.
It wouldn't be the first armoured vehicle hull loaned to SA for testing and then sent back to Germany.

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1772 on: April 12, 2019, 05:06:12 pm »
I used to have a Brassey's book that had a quite detailed entry on the TTD. Haven't got it now which is a shame. I can't remember exactly what the basis for the chassis was but I don't think it was a Leopard 2.

IIRC it was Centurion, wasn't it?

The Olifant Mk1B, Optimal, and Mk2 are Centurion based.
The TTD was a brand new design.

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1773 on: April 13, 2019, 07:36:26 pm »
I used to have a Brassey's book that had a quite detailed entry on the TTD. Haven't got it now which is a shame. I can't remember exactly what the basis for the chassis was but I don't think it was a Leopard 2.

IIRC it was Centurion, wasn't it?

The Olifant Mk1B, Optimal, and Mk2 are Centurion based.
The TTD was a brand new design.

Ah, OK, thanks.

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1774 on: April 16, 2019, 09:15:02 pm »
doesn't look like Leo 2 to me

TTD


Leopard 2A4

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Re: South African prototypes, projects, concepts, etc.
« Reply #1775 on: Yesterday at 07:18:20 am »
The TTD hull is not a Leopard 2 hull.
The question being asked is whether the hull in the video posted earlier, the developmental sub-component hull used to validate various components before the TTD was built, is a Leopard 2 hull.
I am not totally convinced, the engine output as stated in the video is different, as is the rear hull and engine cooling systems placement, just from a brief glance.
Some screenshots from the video:
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