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)

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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

US AFV Concepts NO.7 – AERIAL ASSAULT VEHICLE

CONCEPT NO.7 AERIAL ASSAULT VEHICLE - MISSILE/ROCKET Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This concept shows a one-man Arial Assault Vehicle, mounting four missiles. The purpose of the study was to explore the technical feasibility of providing forward operating armor elements with some type of aerial support capable of remaining in the battlefield general area. … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.7 – AERIAL ASSAULT VEHICLE

US AFV Concepts NO.6: The other American S-tank

CONCEPT NO.6 COMBAT VEHICLE, CANNON/MISSILE/ROCKET Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) In considering the role of armor in future warfare, the assertion has occasionally been made, with understandable conviction, that armored forces must be equally prepared for all forms of combat, both nuclear and non-nuclear. This precept may have military-political and other value, but as … Continue reading US AFV Concepts NO.6: The other American S-tank