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Im capable of answering many of your questions about modern Main Battle Tanks and their configuration/construction/sub-systems. I can also tell you a thing or two about MBT ammunition like the DU-projectiles and Hollow Charge munitions if you like.

Experience in the area

I work as a technical officer in the Swedish armoured corps. I work on a daily basis with modern systems like the Leopard 2 MBT and the CV9040 IFV. This is something I have done for more than 10 years.


15+ years of service in the Swedish Army

What do you like about this subject?

These vehicles are as high-tech as it gets. With the sole mission to protects its crew and kill the enemy they are truly an enginnering masterpiece.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Everything worth knowing

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The first tanks was developed in 1914 and it has come a long way since then. Sure, it is still a creation forged from fire and steel with its sole purpose to bring death and destruction to the enemy but the computerization makes todays Main Battle Tanks a real dream for technical enthusiasts. Optronics, Electronics, Hydraulics, Mechanics, Ballistic physics, Material knowledge, Computers...

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Well... Who am I kidding... The MBT is designed to bring death and destruction to all those evil persons passing before its gun/tracks/barrel...

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Pekka10/08/10101010V in depth and all bang-on... well .....
Dave Rawlinson10/09/06101010Brilliant -- exactly what I was after .....
Freddy07/26/06101010Thanks Peter.
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Recent Answers from Peter Eriksson

2016-03-16 Advantages and disadvantages of these battle formations?:

The simple answer:   Less tanks, less strenght for offensive operations.    More infantry, more capable in built up areas.    The long answer:  Too complicated to explore in this format. I suggest reading

2016-02-25 Maintenance costs for military vehicles?:

Hello  This is a complicated question that varies alot from country to country depending on currency, military budget differencies, fuel costs, salaries etc.    It also depends on life cycle vs. usage

2015-11-10 Chobham body armor?:

Hello  Chobham armour is a mix of diffrent materials, configured in diffrent thicknesses, and mounted on vehicles, in an angle towards most probable line of attack.   Even if properly scaled down you would

2015-08-17 Titanium as a projectile material.:

Not very good I am afraid.   Since it is a very light weight material it lacks the mass to give the projectile a steady trajectory and cause sufficient effect in the target.  In main battle tank ammunition

2010-09-20 L.A.W.S ROCKET LAUNCHER 66mm:

Hello  I am familiar with the weapon you are inquiring about but I cannot give you an estimate of itīs worth since I live in Sweden where the market for such things are very limited.  I guess that a swap


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