Thursday, May 13, 2021

Challenger 3 Infographic...


The Brits are confusing.

They'll happily put US Marines on their carrier to fill the bulk of the airpower.  They'll happily join tag along with our nuclear program so that they can maintain that capability.  They'll happily sail half way around the world to participate in activity against the Chinese in the brewing troubles in the Pacific.

But they won't take excess Abrams for pennies on the dollar so that they can maintain a modern armored force on the cheap?

I just don't get it.

The Challenger 3 looks capable but I'm betting that they're gonna run into the same problem they did previously.  We're looking at the high water mark of that vehicle right now with no upgrade path.

The Abrams will be upgraded and eventually replaced.  It's latest incarnation at LEAST equals what they've labored to produce and like I've already said.  They could be had for a song, fall in on Army logistics and gain savings.

The old chestnut about the turbine is just plain silly.

The Challenger is a nice tank but from my seat it just don't make sense (oh and I know...Leopard fans are shouting but the Abrams could be had cheaper, quicker and with a more robust logistics system).

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