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Lynx as a platform   General Army topics

Started 4/4/22 by graylion; 13046 views.
taschoene

From: taschoene

24/4/22

Thanks, I had not seen that clarification about Challenger 2 to Poland.  British Army of the Vistula, then?

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

24/7/22

Somewhat surprised at how low the CV90MK4 is in comparison to Lynx and Ascod , also that maned turret seems to be the choice for Czech and Slovaks given the internal volume

17thfabn

From: 17thfabn

25/7/22

Maybe they see manned turrets as simpler / less expensive?

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

25/7/22

They are simpler and less expensive.

Not every military is convinced on the viability of unmanned turrets.

If the advantages are not (fully) applicable to a given use it makes little sense to spend the adiitional resources an advantages of a manned turret.

17thfabn

From: 17thfabn

25/7/22

Also, you may have better situational awareness in a manned turret. 

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

25/7/22

This is a common criticism of unmanned turrets.

Which may or may not be valid. Current experience by users indicates that its not valid. Of course this depends on several variables. For example how the turret and the crew stations are equiped. Which in turn has direct influence on cost.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

25/7/22

Although looking at the Czech tender Unmanned turret, and many other unmanned turrets its seems they are actually higher than the manned turrets. and have additionally higher hull roof to accommodate crew under it

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

25/7/22

The height of a turret any hull depend on the desired characteristics and resulting design.

If the turret is not supposed to have a significant Intrusion into the hull, eg. no turret basket, it has to be higher if a large gun elevation is desired from a conventional gun mounting.

The deterimning factor for hull hight usually is not where the turret crew is situated but its about the required ergonomics and protection level.

Never the less vehicle height is of rather low relevance nowadays. As long as the railway transport dimension limits are met there are few constrains.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

25/7/22

It seems no other IFV met Czech Rail transport standard dimensions , And as far as i understand the unmanned turrets also had issues with armoring as most were not capable of matching the vehicle armoring even in max up-armored versions. The turret on the pics was a Kongsberg MCT30 that is only Level 1 protected and can't be up-armored to match the protection levels of the vehicle which was one of the Czech requrements..

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

25/7/22

The Czech decision to buy the CV90 has online one reason: money.

The CV90 is the cheapest solution and the manufacturer made the required concessions for local production and involvement of the local industry.

The bidding and the program was formally stopped last year not for technical reasons but because the required documentation and/or above mentioned local involvement requirements have not been met by either bidder. Because of this no bid was concidered acceptable. The decision to buy the CV90 now was made as a government business decision.

P.S.: There is a NATO standard for rail transport and all contestants meet it. Demounting secondary armament and external armor and skirts is acceptable and pretty common.

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