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    Re: Tank Thread.

    I think we tried that with an Armoured Vehicle program about 10-12 years ago, but the US military brass decided to cancel it due to logistics and questioning it own needs.
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    Zeta, you have no idea how often that happens. But I think I know what you are talking about. This vehicle was huge, like the twice the size of the Bradley.
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    Leave it to the Russians to come up with a crazy idea like that.
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    Re: Tank Thread.

    This was the U.S. program lol. And yeah... The Russians even built a flying tank...

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    Zeta, hydropneumatic suspension?
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    Re: Tank Thread.

    Is that good? I'll admit, I'm not too familiar with lot of the finite technology and mechanics that go into tanks. I can tell what can be good for planes (like fighters and bombers), but tanks are a whole 'nother animal.
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    Re: Tank Thread.

    Here is the Wikipedia page on it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydr...tic_suspension
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    Well here's the question: is the suspension going to be able to take the weight? If we keep the weight of this new tank the same as the M1 Abrams, maintain the same power-to-weight ratio of 26.9 HP per ton, and keep the same top speed of 42 mph, will a hydro-pneumatic suspension be able to handle the stresses, punishment, forces and weight? Currently the M1 Abrams uses a torsion bar system, and it can take the sort driving that the US forces dish out. The Challenger 2 does indeed use a hydro-pneumatic system, but it is slower (37 mph) and has a lower power-to-weight ratio (19.2 HP per ton).
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    I think when Tanks come to the end of their service in the military, I believe they should given a proper last send off...like being loaded up with explosives dropped on the enemy.
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    The K2 Black Panther is lighter in weight then the Abrams, but can reach similar speeds. So, I imagine that it would be able too. One other benefit of the hydro pneumatic suspension would be the given lower profile because you wouldn't have torsion bars running all the way through the hull.
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    Alright then, let's put a hydro-pneumatic suspension on this tank.
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    Right-oh. engine wise, a multi fuel power pack? Diesel power pack? Or a diesel electric power pack?

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    Looked it up. The K2 Black Panther is around 13 tons lighter then the Abrams. Honestly I am tempted to try and lighten out tank by that much.
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    I would go multi-fuel with a plug-and-play engine. The current M1 Abrams can actually swap out the Honeywell AGT 1500 turbine engine for a diesel engine. There are also plans to upgrade the engine to make the gas turbine much more fuel efficient (about 50% more efficient at idle and 33% more efficient when running). A plug-and-play option would allow one to be flexible in their operations and spending.
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    Re: Tank Thread.

    Ah yeah, I forgot about that.
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    Re: Tank Thread.

    Where were we, Zeta? Oh yes, we were building a tank. So we agreed on the gun, engine, and suspension. Now, what kind of armor would be best?
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