Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: U.S. Army Future Combat Systems Prototype Tank


Veteran Member - Level 2

Posts: 121
Date: Jan 23, 2012
U.S. Army Future Combat Systems Prototype Tank
Permalink  
 


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?



__________________

Flyboy's Site



Global Moderator

Posts: 1328
Date: Jan 23, 2012
Permalink  
 

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



Attachments
__________________
Airwolf_logo.jpg


Veteran Member - Level 2

Posts: 121
Date: Jan 23, 2012
Permalink  
 

I knew I could count on you, Leela. Thank you!

I'll put you over my knee and slap you! aww



-- Edited by Flyboy on Tuesday 24th of January 2012 12:16:50 AM

__________________

Flyboy's Site



New User

Posts: 2
Date: Jan 24, 2012
Permalink  
 

Leela25 wrote:

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.



__________________

A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the study of so vast a subject. A time will come when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them.



Veteran Member - Level 2

Posts: 121
Date: Jan 27, 2012
Permalink  
 

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):

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/fcs-ugv.htm



-- Edited by Flyboy on Friday 27th of January 2012 01:21:58 PM

__________________

Flyboy's Site



Senior Member - Level 2

Posts: 774
Date: Jan 27, 2012
Permalink  
 

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.



-- Edited by scorpio213 on Saturday 28th of January 2012 02:54:44 AM

__________________

Keep Low. Move Fast. First Kill. Die Last
One Shot. One Kill. No Luck. Pure Skill.

 



Veteran Member - Level 2

Posts: 121
Date: Jan 29, 2012
Permalink  
 

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 Vehicle
http://defense-update.com/products/a/AHED.htm

Shadow - Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V)
http://defense-update.com/products/s/Shadow-afv.htm

I 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. cry



-- Edited by Flyboy on Sunday 29th of January 2012 02:15:03 PM

__________________

Flyboy's Site



Veteran Member - Level 2

Posts: 121
Date: Feb 1, 2012
Permalink  
 

I just managed to add the video I took to my YouTube channel, which shows footage of the AHED and RST-V...



__________________

Flyboy's Site

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard