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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Tanks!
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 10:51:19 AM »
Thanks!
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Tanks!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:31:55 AM »
There's a good thread on ERA here
https://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/574-explosive-reactive-armor/

The most modern stuff (and that is a one of the most modern Russian kits in the pic) is intended to be effective against all types of rounds including APFDS. It's designed to warp and redirect the penetrator enough that it can't make it through the vehicle armor. Like I said, I don't know exactly how it works, but I'm guessing the Russkis know what they are doing.
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 10:26:01 AM »
Yeah, me too.
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 10:16:56 AM »
Great selection of pictures  :bigthumb:

Yes indeed. I especially love the one with the Jaguars and Blackbird!  :2thumbs:
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Tanks!
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 10:14:47 AM »
That makes sense. Still, you'd think that if a solid round impacted below the outermost edge that the ERA blast would just deflect the round down to impact lower with a downward angle. Maybe it's designed more for HEAT?
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Infantry!
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 09:53:28 AM »
Light the blue touch paper and stand well back?
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 09:52:39 AM »
Great selection of pictures  :bigthumb:
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Tanks!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 09:08:22 AM »
Those are ERA add-ons around the turret. I don't know the particulars, but it's designed to deflect incoming warheads away from the vehicle or break them up. There's a combination of things that go into it.
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Tanks!
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 08:56:10 AM »
I'm no tank designer but why would you want such a wide shot trap running all the way around the turret? It's something I've wondered about other tank designs as well. Why not slope the upper faces down a little more to narrow the gap?
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 08:47:11 AM »
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