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.
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
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.
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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...
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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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
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
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
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
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