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Lynx finds a buyer   General Army topics

Started 19-Aug by autogun; 824 views.
autogun

From: autogun

19-Aug

From Rheinmetall, via defense-aerospace:

Hungary has become the first customer for Rheinmetall’s privately-developed Lynx infantry combat vehicle, and will build them in-country; the €2 billion deal is the biggest in Hungary’s defense modernization programme, the government said. (RhM photo)

No comments on the armament: the usual MK 30 or the WOTAN?

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

19-Aug

Hungary is on one hell of a spending spree, first all the Howitzers and Leopards now Lynx and NSAMS. Easyer to do when EU is paying you billions of cohesion funds per year.

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

19-Aug

Well, they will do a lot of fighting if the much hyped Russian invasion of Western Europe ever occurs.wink

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

19-Aug

Everyone in EU including the most Russophobic Poles and Balts know its not even a remote possibility . No.1 threat to Europe remains the ME and African migration and now it seems the Turkey might soon turn out to be the new no.1 bogeyman as things in the Med Heat up 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

19-Aug

Well, in the US, we're getting a steady diet of Russia, Russia, Russia, because of the election. People who 35 years ago worried about Cold War rhetoric are now screaming it. But yeah, Russia isn't invading the rest of Europe.

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autogun

From: autogun

20-Aug

Aha, now we know:

Based on a picture taken of a scale model at the signing ceremony in Unterlüß, Germany, we can see that the Lynx in HDF service will most likely be the heavy KF41 variant, and will feature a remote-controlled weapon station with a .50 caliber heavy machinegun, as well as the Spike LR2 ATGM system. The vehicle’s main armament is the Wotan 35 autocannon mounted on the Lance 2.0 turret. The 35mm autocannon can fire several advanced types of ammunition, the most interesting of which is the Kinetic Energy Time Fuse (KETF) projectile, an airburst munition, which allows the Lynx to effectively combat most threats on the modern battlefield.

So that's the first sale of the Wotan as well as Lynx, and will be the third 35 mm cannon for arming an MICV, after the Oerlikon KDE and the Bushmaster III.

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autogun

From: autogun

11-Sep

Another pic of the beast.

It looks very tidy. No doubt it will get more cluttered in service...

Is the sleeve around the gun barrel primarily thermal to conceal the IR signature, and/or intended to reduce the radar signature?

RovingPedant

From: RovingPedant

11-Sep

Usually a thermal sleeve on a gun is to protect the long barrel from asymmetric temperatures (sun, wind, rain etc.) which would distort the barrel and change the point of impact.

Angular shaping may be indicative of signature management or simply manufacturing concerns.

autogun

From: autogun

11-Sep

It's interesting that the CTSW40 has no such sleeve - in fact, it looks to have a very slim barrel for the calibre.

RovingPedant

From: RovingPedant

11-Sep

It doesn’t on the Ajax and Warrior, but it does on the EBRC

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