Skip to comments.The Army Desperately Wants A Pint Sized Tank With A Big Gun, Here's What We Know
Posted on 11/02/2017 4:02:30 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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Wasn’t there something like that in a Hogan’s Heroes episode?
The tank seems like the land version of the battleship. The battleship became obsolete when aircraft came on the scene, and a big, expensive ship could be sunk by a swarm of small, relatively inexpensive planes. I think we may soon see something similar happen to tanks.
I can see cheap, mass-produced, unarmored drones dominating the future battlefield. Thousands of small sensor drones crawl or fly around the battlefield looking for the enemy. When they find an enemy, a quad-copter with either a machinegun or missile launcher quickly shows up and kills the enemy. If one gets taken out, it is quickly replaced by another cheap expendable drone.
Complete with bud vase to keep cisfems and transfems in their happy space...
" Soldier On! in Fabulous Style."
Must-see movie “The Pentagon Wars”
It describes this process.
So they want a light tank? Sort of like they wanted a light tank with a big “gun” and came up with the Sheridan?
I guess enough generations have passed that this can become a new idea again.
Paging Sir Issac Newton. Please pickup the camouflaged courtesy phone.
These idiots need some remedial instruction.
In other words, what the US Army wants is an assault gun. They’ve gone back to Wehrmacht thinking of the mid-1940s.
JMO, but I don’t think they’ll meet the protection needs and weight limits with a turret on a tracked vehicle. The gun armament will have to have limited elevation/traverse.
Another thing: tracks get pretty maintenance intensive. Years ago, the Army figured out anything less than a four-man crew on a tank ended up with maintenance problems in peacetime, and watch problems in wartime.
That’s before I have my doubts about Pentagon procurement officials bringing in the project on-time and on-budget.
Army still seeking a “light” tank.
I was thinking the same thing.
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or NROK Pres FAT Kim un in it.
Maybe it’s time to get those laser and missile armed dune buggies from Megaforce out.
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Thanks for the ping. If I recall, light tanks haven’t survived well in combat.
That AAI looks downright Russian in design.........
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