- Aug 17, 2015
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I've seen other threads discuss American and Soviet development more extensively so I wanted to focus on European (NATO & WarPac) designs. Premise being Stalin dies in 1945 and is replaced by Malenkov, giving them a better trajectory for modernization and economic development with minimal changes to the OTL Cold War. Anyway, I think we've seen how European cooperation and multinational programs usually suffer from cost overruns, delays, and infighting due to specific national requirements. The Boxer originated with the EVA program of the 90s that was started after the fall of the USSR, the Daimler EXF and Nexter Vextra were tech demonstrators for EVA, would Boxer even come to fruition or would we see those two vehicles be developed instead due to national pride and differing doctrines? The Marder 2 was a much simpler and heavier vehicle that predated the NGP program that gave us the Puma, TRACER in the UK is another interesting concept that was supposed to replace the CVR(T) family as a dedicated armored recon vehicle. How do you think European AFV development would look in a continued Cold War?