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1 hour ago, HUSKER2142 said:

I wonder whose engine costs KB "Saturn" or "Klimov"?
In general, it has long been necessary to equip our Orion UAVs with an analogue of Hellfire missile.

Most likely Saturn/Salyut AL31 derivative of some sort.

It seems that we really do not like Hellfire idea. UCAVs are getting guided munitions though it seems, maybe LMUR.

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T-80 seems to be having a bit of a renaissance.....T-80UE-1 is at the tank biathlon:

I like the T-80 crews much more than the T-72 crews TBH.  ;)

http://gurkhan.blogspot.com/2019/08/80-1-723.html

Meanwhile upgraded T-80BVs are going to the far east:

http://gurkhan.blogspot.com/2019/08/80.html

 

Edited by Sgt.Squarehead

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Makes sense to have women as tank crews esp with auto loading.  Less need for muscle power and the tank can be smaller exterior and interior.  Ditto for pilots and planes.  Also I read that there are more women than men, so more expendable.

(Since many here don't speke English too good, that was a joke btw.)

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Having an autoloader doesn't mean that being a tank crewman is less manual. What do you do when your tank throws a track, or something else fails and doesn't really warrant a recovery crew? 

Edited by Frenchy56

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12 hours ago, Frenchy56 said:

Having an autoloader doesn't mean that being a tank crewman is less manual. What do you do when your tank throws a track, or something else fails and doesn't really warrant a recovery crew? 

Yes, the point is that it is one less crewman to do such first echelon maintenance. 

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15 hours ago, Erwin said:

Well, you go find a man to do the heavy lifting work - like always...  Silly...

Hah. Reminds me of the picture with the Russian female paratrooper with a big wide grin strolling about in a field with her "buddy" carrying her rucksack along with his own. Don't have it on me right now.

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Doesn't Russia tend to steer short-stature males into the tank force because of difficulty shoe-horning 'robust' men into the fighting compartment? Add a little dairy to the national diet and the percentage of short men for the tank force drops. Female tanker wouldn't be replacing Jason Momoa-sized tankers but Tom Cruise-sized tankers. ^_^

US had toyed with the idea of reduced crew and autoloader for tanks for decades but has been reluctant to do it due to the difficulty properly maintaining a tank in the field with just three crewmembers (according to an article I read long ago). Now, with Abrams hitting 70 tons the Pentagon is contemplating reducing crew count in order to drastically knock down turret weight. Perhaps the trade-off will be worth it now.

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The promo clip is ok I guess.

It is interesting to see that the "terrorists" have an Army sized formation, supported by air defenses and air power amongst other things, and which penetrated 150km into the depth of the defender.

Edited by ikalugin

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2 hours ago, ikalugin said:

It is interesting to see that the "terrorists" have an Army sized formation, supported by air defenses and air power amongst other things, and which penetrated 150km into the depth of the defender.

Political expediency, really. It's good sense to plan for a fight against your peers, even better sense to not offend sensibilities by labeling them as much. Much like how we in the West go to painful lengths to create fantastical nation-states to fight. 

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