Main Battle Tanks: East vs West

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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 01:43

China did develop an unmanned MBT based on the type 59 platform whilst the Russians have developed the same for the T-72.
Cost could be a big factor but mitigated if using end of life inventory.

I think it does make sense at least for first wave assaults where casualties are likely to be the highest. The other role is improving situation awareness especially under fire. Cameras can still run even when the vehicle is disabled.

Same benefit in defence, it may not be sufficient to achieve a kill by putting a tank round thru a UGV hull, since the gun continues to operate. That's why 250 to 500lb-er still numero uno.
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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 01:58

Didn't the Russians dip their toe in the water with the Uran9 UGV? Not sure how that one panned out... Personally I'd be concerned about losing the command link to the vehicle thanks to enemy EW and unwittingly donating a UGV to OPFOR...
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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 05:48

boogieman wrote:Didn't the Russians dip their toe in the water with the Uran9 UGV? Not sure how that one panned out... Personally I'd be concerned about losing the command link to the vehicle thanks to enemy EW and unwittingly donating a UGV to OPFOR...


Uran9 was a massive flop: https://defence-blog.com/army/combat-te ... -tank.html

Probably the biggest flaw was extremely short command link range of just 300-500 meters in light urban terrain.
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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 06:00

knowan wrote:Uran9 was a massive flop: https://defence-blog.com/army/combat-te ... -tank.html

Probably the biggest flaw was extremely short command link range of just 300-500 meters in light urban terrain.


:shock: :lmao:

I think we should counter it with this just to be safe:
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Although best be careful, I hear new Russian AT weapons can defeat our frontal armour...
https://youtu.be/4Hm-h-nG5ng?t=662
:mrgreen: :P
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