Fast and accurate. What is known about the new U.S. panzer?

Fast and accurate. What is known about the new U.S. panzer?

The appearance of the tank was demonstrated by the company BAE Systems. Characteristics of the machine are quite intriguing.

While the tank exists only as a project of the company BAE Systems, which shared its vision of the design of the machine. According to the published infographic, the new light tank is equipped with a 105-mm gun and automatic ammunition loading system, which allows the gun to fire at a rate of 12 rounds per minute. It is also planned that the new vehicles will be equipped with large-caliber machine guns and light machine guns.

The description says the new fighting vehicle is capable of providing “superior firepower accuracy combined with the ability to move quickly over a variety of terrain.” Thanks to its bolt-on metal armor, the tank can easily be repaired in the field if the need arises. It also has an advanced situational awareness system, which increases the level of protection for the crew.

Several years ago, BAE Systems already presented its version of the future tank. But there is a difference between them. For example, unlike the previous model, the new version has a larger turret.

Fast and accurate. What is known about the new U.S. panzer?

The description says the new fighting vehicle is capable of providing “superior firepower accuracy combined with the ability to move quickly over a variety of terrain.” Thanks to its bolt-on metal armor, the tank can easily be repaired in the field if the need arises. It also has an advanced situational awareness system, which increases the level of protection for the crew.

Several years ago, BAE Systems already presented its version of the future tank. But there is a difference between them. For example, unlike the previous model, the new version has a larger turret.

The new light tank is created primarily for fire support of infantry brigades of the U.S. Army. The main requirements put forward by the Pentagon for the new vehicle are low weight (for operational amphibious landing), maneuverability in dense buildings and firepower at the level of a full tank. The Pentagon must decide on the model for serial production by the end of 2021.