US AFV Concepts NO.13 ARMORED SCOUT VEHICLE, TRACKED

CONCEPT NO.13 Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This design concept shows a tracked version of an Armored Scout Vehicle. The intent of this study was to pursue a somewhat traditional configuration approach, utilizing new components and sub-systems (C) The vehicle has a three man crew with all crew members having excellent functional vision. The … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.13 ARMORED SCOUT VEHICLE, TRACKED

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Swedish Assault guns: Sav m/43 & Stormartilleripjäs fm/43-44

Stormartillerivagn m/43 The Sav m/43 was a WW 2 era assault gun that served with the Swedish armed forces between 1945 and 1973. In total of 36 were built during 1944-47 by Scania-Vabis. These vehicles were initially equipped with short 75 mm guns but all vehicles were retrofitted with 105 mm guns in 1946. They … Continue reading Swedish Assault guns: Sav m/43 & Stormartilleripjäs fm/43-44

US AFV Concepts NO.12 – SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY (NUCLEAR PROTECTION)

CONCEPT NO.12 Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This is a concept design study of a self propelled 155 mm howitzer that provides a measure of nuclear protection to the two man crew. The intent of this study was to explore the design problems and operational constraints involved in providing nuclear protection for the crew … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.12 – SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY (NUCLEAR PROTECTION)

US AFV Concepts NO.11 – ARMORED SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY

CONCEPT NO.11 Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This is a design study of an armored self propelled 155 mm howitzer with a completely automated weapon system. (C) The weapon, projectiles, propellant, fuses and automatic handling and automatic loading devices are enclosed in a compartment that can be elevated and traversed. The three crew members … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.11 – ARMORED SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY

US AFV Concepts NO.10 – INFANTRY CARRIER (LOW PROFILE)

CONCEPT NO.10 INFANTRY CARRIER (LOW PROFILE) Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This is another design study of an Armored Infantry Carrier. The purpose of this study was to explore the design feasibility of a reduced height personnel carrier that would have the minimum projected target area. (C) The vehicle has a seven-man crew The … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.10 – INFANTRY CARRIER (LOW PROFILE)

US AFV Concepts NO.9 – ARMORED COMBAT CARRIER

CONCEPT NO.9 ARMORED COMBAT CARRIER Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This concept study shows an Armored Combat Carrier. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of providing infantrymen with a truly fighting vehicle, rather than simply an armored carrier. In previous studies of Armored Personnel Carriers, the doctrine of the crew … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.9 – ARMORED COMBAT CARRIER

US AFV Concepts NO.8 – ARMORED INFANTRY CARRIER

CONCEPT NO.8 ARMORED INFANTRY CARRIER, SPECIAL PROTECTION Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This design study shows an Armored infantry Carrier with nuclear protection. The purpose of this concept was to explore the feasibility of providing an armored personnel carrier, as part of the tank-infantry ream, with radio-logical shielding similar in protection to the tank … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.8 – ARMORED INFANTRY CARRIER