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

US Tank Concepts NO.2

CONCEPT NO.2 COMBAT VEHICLE, TURRET, MISSILE/ROCKET Concept Description and Design Rationale (C) This turreted concept mounts both rockets and missiles in separate, externally mounted, automatic launchers. The rockets are for area targets, both direct and indirect fire. The intent of this concept is to explore the turret design and crew location possibilities when the cannon … Continue reading US Tank Concepts NO.2

US Tank Concepts NO.1 – 1-B (1968)

CONCEPT NO.1 COMBAT VEHICLE, TURRET, CANON Concept Description and Design Rationale   (C) This design study, mounting a cannon in a turret, is intended to explore the configurational parameters of a combat vehicle system that will exploit the capabilities and advantages of future cannon technology, without the design constraints imposed by a missile system. (C) … Continue reading US Tank Concepts NO.1 – 1-B (1968)

Materials and methods for ballistic protection (1968)

Today I have another tidbit from the 1968 Attaché to the US, this time about armor protection for light vehicles. The original documents (in Swedish) are available here.   Materials and methods for ballistic protection   The following details were handed over by Mr. Pagano and Mr. Phelps at ATAC. In recent years a lot … Continue reading Materials and methods for ballistic protection (1968)