Al Khalid tank busy attacking on terrorists.
the thread is well on track and is INFORMATION pool and bring up such points will make the Indian do what they do the best..
lets try and avoid trolling
In China, seems to be an MBT 2000/ AK variant with a modified/ enlarged turret, could be for PAk (unlikely as we are making them on our own) or BD?
Here is an interesting post from Methos from defence forum india that sheds more light on the subject....
Read what I wrote above in post #2092. BM-42 has large caliber fins and an overall greater diameter -> this will lead to more friction/drag -> higher loss of velocity during flight. BM-42 has a fin diameter of 125 mm, while 120 mm APFSDS have allways less than 100 mm fin diameter.
"Also as written in "Kampfpanzer Entwicklungen der Nachkriegszeit" monobloc penetrators have a higher penetration capability - DM 33 is monobloc, BM-42 uses a two-part tungsten core.
In my opinion the problem with WITU is that they base their "facts" probably at different sources. I.e. Jane's claims that DM 43 has a pressure value of 5500 bar (550 MPa), while U.S. sources attribute the same round with a chamber pressure of 5800 bar... because they probably use another base for their values. Rheinmetall stated in the old DM 63 article that DM 53/63 has a chamber pressure of 5500 bar at 15°c (the same as DM43). It has been claimed on German forums that at very hot climates (60-70°c) DM 53 is coming very close to the peak pressure of the shorter L/44 gun (7100 bar). So unless the Americans can't fire their APFSDS in hot climates (like Egypt, Afghanistan or Iraq) - which has been proven to be wrong - the U.S. use another base pressure values at least on a different situation (maybe also for velocity, but we don't know anything more detailed about it). So the 5800 bar for M829A2 in the image in post #2094 above could be practical 5500 bar at 15°c as for DM43.
One indicator that the U.S. might base their pressure values on another situation is the testing of KEW-A2 rounds in Leopard 2 tanks - there on page 14 is a graph about the performance of KEW-A2 regarding the dependency of speed on temperature: Jane's claimed that KEW-A2 has a muzzle velocity of 1,700 m/s - this is reached at ~22-23°c (~75°F) and not at 15°c! At 15°c the muzzle velocity is only ~1,675 m/s."
Guys, I just read about the TROPHY Armour Protection System for TANKS, used by Isreali Tanks. What are we doing for protection of our Al-Khalid Tanks?
Good Question!! We are doing absolutely NOTHING!!! Other than ERA, the tanks have no Laser Threat Sensors or any early warning systems that could give a chance for the crew to survive while being lazed in the battlefield. Until a round comes and hit the outer walls, the tank crews are literally sitting ducks in the modern battlefield. Thanks to the really ill-visioned leadership at the helm of affairs in the Armoured Corps Directorate at GHQ.
ERA over the top of turret.the ERA seem different than the older..might be the Local AORAK
Last edited by Anotherangle; 08-25-2012 at 05:51 PM.
Alkhalid tank does not only have era , it has laser threat warning system and active protection system too ... Dont underestimate the tank However I have one question that Alkhalid AA gun can be operated from inside but i dont see the gun to be mounted on any rolling system rather than a small poll fixed :/ any one knows something about it ?
Solid State Autoloader
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100% compatible with Tank's existing mechanical design / mounting as well as the wiring harness and connectors
Bi-directional carousal motion leading to substantial reduction in the maximum loading time for the farthest ammo
Simultaneous display of the number of each ammo type (i.e. HE/HA/AP) present in carousel magazine along with the number of empty trays
Network Centric System
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GIS Based User Interface
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Sensor Data Xtracter & Target Tracking System
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Central Command and Control Center
Static and Mobile Management Center
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Command and Control Console
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Automatic and manual operating modes
Classifier for Automatic Emitter Recognition
GUI based Electronic Order of Battle
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