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48 minutes ago, mlooney said:

<Consults WEG>  If you weigh more than 120 Kg you might have a bad time.

But probably not for very long.

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OK, proof that the US military is weird.  In WWII there as crotch armor (for air gunners I suspect).  What's weird is there was at least 4 versions based on the "E4" part of the nomenclature

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8 minutes ago, Darth Fluffy said:

Then they stopped horsing around? Tanks, guys.

Other than their recon squadron, the were all converted to infantry.  Had their own TO&E that sorta reflected their cavalry past, but in general they were just an oversize infantry division. 

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Meh, except for extremely rugged terrain, motorcycles have supplanted horses for single-person mobility at faster than foot speed. Hmm, now that makes me want to see what a unit of Motorcycle Cavalry would be like.

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The Germans had motorcycle battalions during WWII which acted as sorta a combination of mechanized infantry and recon troops.

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16 hours ago, Darth Fluffy said:

I like that. How many check marks and runes are you giving yourself?

Just a few.  Of course I needed to start a new page.

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So, you want a light weight technical, but all you have is a militarized trike.  No problem.
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8 hours ago, mlooney said:

So, you want a light weight technical, but all you have is a militarized trike.  No problem.
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Looks lethal. The enemy will die laughing.

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There are rumors that Russia is deploying T14 to Ukraine.  Going to be embarrassing when one gets taken out by a Javelin.  Most people don't think that their active protection system works against top attacks.

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5 hours ago, mlooney said:

There are rumors that Russia is deploying T14 to Ukraine.  Going to be embarrassing when one gets taken out by a Javelin.  Most people don't think that their active protection system works against top attacks.

Wiki article on the T-14 Armata (Armata is the platform, T-14 is the tank built on it.)

Looks like a serious threat. reactive armor, including on top, and active defense; claim it can hit a Javelin. It would acquire the shooter when shot at and could return fire with the secondaries. Not shabby.

For us, an A-10 or the new ones could likely take these out, Ukraine may not have good options. This is where your 'steal this tank' kicks in.

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16 hours ago, Darth Fluffy said:

Wiki article on the T-14 Armata (Armata is the platform, T-14 is the tank built on it.)

Most intelligence sources say that they only have 12-15 of them.  That's half a company.  Even if they are God's Own Tank (and they have issues with being that) a half company isn't going to be all that effective.  They can be mission killed by a hit by a KE round to the unmanned turret.  Most analyst don't think it's got all that good of armor, at least not good enough to stop a modern APDUFSDS round  I would link to what the US army thinks about it (in a non classified environment) but the ODIN's equipment database seems to be down.

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Well, then he would have to deal with a hood, on fire, of molten plastic.  While slightly less bad than having his back cooked by the blast, it's Not Good.

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