Author Topic: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...  (Read 6925 times)

Offline Diamondback

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For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:08:40 PM »
Looks like the Poles are gonna be the ones to figure out practical cloaking systems!

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/is-polands-stealthy-pl-01-the-tank-of-the-future-1554395391/all

For the folks who've been following my "MH-53N Pave Low V" project, this thing's the same technologies as I envisioned being fitted as part of Blackout's cloaking suite. Sometimes, truth really IS stranger than fiction! LOL

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 04:26:00 PM »
Nothing new about stealth tanks:





I have seen the second one in person.
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 02:15:04 AM »
Greg, I wasn't commenting so much about "reduced radar signature" but the infrared and possibly future optical systems. :) Just thought it might be another piece of WHIF-bait...

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 02:36:22 AM »
And I was simply providing further inspiration...
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 04:01:51 AM »
Gotcha, amigo--not trying to be argumentative, though it's easy for me to come off that way even without intent. Mind pointing out what they are, for us of Weak Google-Fu? :)

Second one, that muzzle brake looks almost identical to PL-01... then again, muzzle brakes don't mean much, look at the Leopard 2 vs. M1A1/A2 even though they use almost the exact same gun. LOL
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 05:43:27 AM »
Nothing new about stealth tanks:

I have seen the second one in person.

not very stealthy then is it Greg ?? ;D

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 04:17:41 PM »
First one is a French AMX-30 Stealth Demonstrator.

The second is the Swedish The CV90-120T Stealth Tank.  I saw it the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) Tade show a few years back.
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 04:18:33 AM »
THAT explains the similarity, maybe... PL-01 is supposed to be a development in part from CV90 engineering if I read the article right.

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 03:38:13 PM »
If you use the sort of active stealth systems being developed by BAe, it is actually very impressive how visually an AFV can become in the visual and IR spectrums.

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 02:44:13 AM »
by BAe

By who???  It has been BAE Systems since November 1999ůmore than enough time for the name to settle in.
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 04:08:29 PM »
by BAe

By who???  It has been BAE Systems since November 1999ůmore than enough time for the name to settle in.

I used to work for a company called the Australian Submarine Corporation then they started building surface ships and were renamed just ASC, no meaning just three letters.  Gotta love marketing consultants  ;D

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »
by BAe

By who???  It has been BAE Systems since November 1999ůmore than enough time for the name to settle in.

Greg,

I am recovering from the 'flu.  I have just spent a week flat on back, either suffering high fevers or dreadful chills.   Today, my mind is still largely composed of mush.  Today it is BAe as far as I am concerned.  We both know whom we are talking about.  Is pedantry really necessary?

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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 02:19:27 AM »
I just think that after some 15yrs people could at least get it right.
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 09:56:46 AM »
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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 01:23:08 AM »
I found this picture recently and thought it pretty funny.



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Re: For our Tank and Stealth geeks...
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 05:04:33 AM »
I found this picture recently and thought it pretty funny.


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