Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Namer IFV is more heavily armored than the Merkava IV ... more heavily armored than any other vehicle of any type in the world???

Just ran across the above vid and was floored by the claim.  Is it true?  If so then ... wow!  I had no idea.  Kinda makes sense though.  Retaining the same weight class but doing away with the turret had to yield benefits.  Instead of keeping the same base armor and being lighter the Israelis plowed it back into protection. 

Is this what the US Army is aiming for in the Next Gen Combat Vehicle?

Side note.  STILL LOV THAT TURRET!!!  I really hope the USMC is considering it for the ACV.  Built in anti-tank missile system?  Built in anti-tank missile launchers?  Plus a 30mm cannon?  Seems kinda hard to beat in an extremely neat and apparently compact package!

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