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US Army seeking a new light tank.   General Military Discussion

Started 19/10/20 by Red7272; 3346 views.
Red7272

From: Red7272

22/10/20

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

China seems to be investigating a 2 man MBT

There might be a third crewman in the turret. A 1 man turret would simplify adding an autoloader and avoid the blind spots associated with all the crew in hull. Besides 2 seems a little too small for a vehicle with a turret unless there is an AI firing the gun. There are also the usual questions about maintenance with only two crew. It could be off vehicle along with the rearming and replacing armour modules. 

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

22/10/20

Israels Carmel program is also looking for 2 man crew . Ans so far they say it can be done as efectively as 3 man crew.

Imagin current gen armor, 3-4man crew have fairly limited situational awareness, this can be augmented considerably 

https://www.pscp.tv/RAFAELdefense/1OdKrvjlLNQKX

Red7272

From: Red7272

22/10/20

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Israels Carmel program is also looking for 2 man crew

Yeah, AI to identify targets and handle the firing of the gun. I can see the potential. Given all the recognition software that can be worked into the video streams it should be a significant boost to effectiveness. I'm sure we won't see that level of technical advance on anything the US buys though. 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

22/10/20

Give it a fusion powerplant, we could have a Slammer tank!heart_eyes

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

23/10/20

Until now, facts show exactly the opposite scenario

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

23-Oct

What facts? Maybe you ought to start paying attention to what’s happening in the western Pacific, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean.

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

23-Oct

Very simple facts: absolute lack of meaningful clashes between USA and China since Corea, and between Rusia and USA since 1918

No exceptions. Very clear tendences. Nuclear umbrella works like in 1970

NealB4Wilson

From: NealB4Wilson

23-Oct

If two man crews works for fighter jets and Helicopters no reason it cannot work for MBTs!

Red7272

From: Red7272

23-Oct

NealB4Wilson said:

If two man crews works for fighter jets and Helicopters no reason it cannot work for MBTs!

Well apparently the plan is for the vehicle to be self driving. . .

Red7272

From: Red7272

23-Oct

poliorcetes said:

No exceptions. Very clear tendences. Nuclear umbrella works like in 1970

Yeah the hilarious beating up of the imaginary threats. "China right now preparing to invade Taiwan!!!!" When China has the clear advantage economically and diplomatically on a worldwide basis though its infrastructure programs and low interest loans. 

The poor old fascist west is losing everywhere and they don't like it. 

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