Isn't that what the Stryker is for?Pioneer said:I read somewhere, many years ago that this Light Tank, also had some anti-helicopter capability with its 75mm gun and turret elevation!
Can anyone confirm this?
I think the US Army really lacks this capability of Rapid Deployment type tank!
Firefly,Firefly said:There was a very extensive article on this one in frenc magazine RAID " Hors Serie" that focussed on light tanks. Apparently, it was supposed to kill heavier tanks by hitting them with a 3 shell burst in the same spot. Callibre was 75mm.
The key element of the RDF/LT GBAD capability was the use of the same IR prox fuses on naval Oto gun 76mm for the 75mm ARES gun. With a 60 rpm rate of fire this would make it a very lethal 3-4 rounds burst GBAD.Pioneer said:I read somewhere, many years ago that this Light Tank, also had some anti-helicopter capability with its 75mm gun and turret elevation!
The cab looks like a standard M55 cab and the barrel looks like a 155mm. Though it looks longer than the howitzer length on the M55 (that terminated at the driving lock). So it might be an M53 prototype that was to be a 155mm gun version of the M52/M55 family of SP artillery. The T162 had a very long barrel.cador said:isn't it the T-162 prototype of 175mm SPH behind it ? ???
Is there any information on other proposals submitted during this MPGS program? I recall reading about an "XM4" which was referred to as the MPGS and several other names during the programs life. It was based on the Bradley hull and armed with a 105mm M68, but I have never been able to dig anything up on the program outside of one book. I've heard one rumor however that the low profile turret used on the M1128 is the same as that developed for this XM4.Abraham Gubler said:Mobile Protected Gun System (MPGS)
In December 1981, the Marine Corps agreed to merge its MPWS Program with the Army’s Mobile Protected Gun System Program. The Army’s requirement is similar to that of the Marine Corps but did not require lift via the CH-53E helicopter. A draft Joint Service Operational Requirement has been developed and is being staffed at this time. The joint system would retain the Marine Corps helicopter lift requirement while incorporating many of the Army's tank-like characteristics.
Although fielding is projected for the early 1990’s, it is being reviewed in the context of various armor/anti-armor studies and considerations by the Army to restructure its light forces.