Does anybody have any info on the tank featured in the following video?
What is it's actual designation? What is it called? Is it still in development?
First keep in mind that there are two different projects with similar names. "Future Combat System", and the pluralised "Future Combat Systems". The former is a program for a 40 tonne tank, the latter is for 20 tonn class systems.
It doesn't just apply to singular tank development either, it's devided into three vehicle systems; wheeled, tracked, and unmanned. IMHO about the tank, it's funny because it's just a fancy light tank! Having these in mind for potential M1 replacements slaps me on the knee. ;P
Here's more on the FCS (singular)... http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/fcs-t.htm
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Leela25 wrote:It doesn't just apply to singular tank development either, it's devided into three vehicle systems; wheeled, tracked, and unmanned.
It doesn't just apply to singular tank development either, it's devided into three vehicle systems; wheeled, tracked, and unmanned.
Do you know more about the other systems? The globalsecurity article only covers the tank program.
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I actually have a DVD that shows and talks about both the wheeled and unmanned wheeled systems, I believe. I can't think what they're called, off the top of my head, though.
One was a manned 4x4 vehicle that is a kind of quick reaction/scout vehicle and the other was an unmanned 6x6 or 8x8 hybrid electric supplies/troop carrier.
Here's an overview of the FCS Unmanned Ground Vehicles (which I believe that hybrid electric I mentioned is classed under):
ooh, the rubber tank, i cant remember its designation but they referd to it as a rubber tank on Future Weapons. the Armor is made of rubber whichis used to essecially bounce any projectiles away or if it does manage to penetrate the first layer of rubber and forcing it to come to a sudden stop.
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I watched the portion of that DVD I mentioned, and found out the names of those two vehicles I talked about.Advanced Hybrid Electric Demonstrator vehicle AHED 8x8 Vehiclehttp://defense-update.com/products/a/AHED.htmShadow - Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V)http://defense-update.com/products/s/Shadow-afv.htmI captured the video and tried to upload it but I got an upload error after like 2 hours! I always get that with large video files.
I just managed to add the video I took to my YouTube channel, which shows footage of the AHED and RST-V...