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  • New USMC Reconnaissance armoured vehicle.

    The US Marines want to replace their LAV-25’s with a new armoured vehicle that has the capability to operate drones and unmanned ground vehicles it might also carry anti tank missiles similar to the M3 Bradley instead of relying on the LAV-AT’s to destroy enemy armour.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...red-scout-car/

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    Might as well copy the Russian models - or our own Army. They've been equipping their IFV's to take on armor for a long time.

    Need to be careful, though, about piling too much onto the crew. The more electronic gadgetry the more workload and the more likely Murpy's Law becomes.
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    • #3
      Don't the Israelis make an armored car that's superior to the A2?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
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        The more electronic gadgetry the more workload and the more likely Murphy's Law becomes.
        Hey MM - do you know what Flannery's Corollary to Murphy's Law states?
        ...goes like this...

        Flannery's Corollary to Murphy's Law : "Murphy was an optimist."

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        • #5
          The LAV 25 entered Marine service with great fanfare. The Army avoided it for years and then jumped in when they decided to over armor it to find out it could not fit well on a C-130. The Stryker has seen combat in Iraq. I find it interesting that the Marines are trying to trade them in before the Bradleys are replaced. The hard part would be finding enough space in this vehicle to fit all the gadgets they want. They will also have to find enough generator to power them. A big generator might give them an interesting Infared signature.

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          • #6
            If they want to carry drones, etc., that would pretty much get them out of the troop carrying business. It would be like a cav vehicle, 3 crew and 2 dismounts.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johns624 View Post
              If they want to carry drones, etc., that would pretty much get them out of the troop carrying business. It would be like a cav vehicle, 3 crew and 2 dismounts.
              Maybe one or two specialized ones per troop, and a special carrier for 100 miles of power cable!
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              • #8
                Australia is replacing the AUSLAV, and the here is the size comparison.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
                  Australia is replacing the AUSLAV, and the here is the size comparison.

                  QN4P7ISVBRGWPNNOOSJVN4UB4M.jpg
                  Nice, big, fat target. Recon vehicles are supposed to be fast and small. They are not intended to actually engage anything significant. Might just as well send out an MBT platoon to "recon" if this is the way of the future.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                    Nice, big, fat target. Recon vehicles are supposed to be fast and small. They are not intended to actually engage anything significant. Might just as well send out an MBT platoon to "recon" if this is the way of the future.
                    yeah I was thinking the same thing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                      Nice, big, fat target. Recon vehicles are supposed to be fast and small. They are not intended to actually engage anything significant. Might just as well send out an MBT platoon to "recon" if this is the way of the future.
                      Both the US Army and Marines fight for information as their reconnaissance units are armed with antitank weapons to do so that’s why some large vehicles work for scouting.
                      US Army Scout Cavalry Squadrons have a Tank Company that supports reconnaissance operations.
                      Last edited by Snowshoveler; 17 Sep 19, 19:26.

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                      • #12
                        Here they're going French

                        https://www.armyrecognition.com/fren..._pictures.html

                        The Jaguar EBRC (Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et de Combat - Reconnaissance and Combat Armoured Vehicle) is a development of a 6x6 Reconnaissance and Combat Armoured Vehicle for the French Army under the program EBMR Scorpion (Engin Blindé Multi-Rôles - Armoured Multi-roles Vehicles).
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                        Nice, big, fat target. Recon vehicles are supposed to be fast and small. They are not intended to actually engage anything significant. Might just as well send out an MBT platoon to "recon" if this is the way of the future.
                        Not so sure, apparently the French and Israelis used them to engage the older T. series in Africa and the ME..

                        https://nationalinterest.org/blog/th...vehicles-26286

                        In addition to the EBR, the Panhard AML series of armored cars served admirably during France’s involvement in African wars. They defeated far heavier T-55 and T-54 tanks with their ninety millimeter guns, in the French involvement in Chad. This performance was repeated by Israeli AML-90s during their conflicts on the Sinai.
                        Last edited by Snowygerry; 18 Sep 19, 04:46.
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                        • #13
                          Large French Armored Cars are also meant to be Tank Destroyers. The ones with 90mm and 105mm main guns, that is. They use their speed to displace and set up shots against the T-34's and T-55's they would run into. The LAV and Stryker would have problems doing this. They tried to mount a 105mm main gun on a LAV for the Army Assault Gun program and unless you fire the gun straight ahead, you run the risk of flipping the vehicle over on its side. The Israelis also use a small Jeep like vehicle for Recon. It only has a machine gun.

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