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TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Thanks. Isn't the US Army replacing the HMMWVs with JLTVs? JLTV seems to fulfill the HMMWV's role better.
Not entirely. Replacement with something like this often ends up being not a one to one.
JLTV is expensive and although very capable it’s a bit overkill for some settings. As such really the Humvee will be a 5 fold replacement.
  1. JLTV for frontline units in a number of missions
  2. Stryker And A1 Strykers. People don’t often realize that Styker was a replacement for a large number of Humvees. Where in it offers far more protection. Alongside this you have Marine corps LAV25 in Airborne units as an interim. Again to offer better protection.
  3. MRZR, Flyer and DAGR. For light infantry and airborne units that need to be as light as possible
  4. Humvee Recaps for National guard and rear line units that still need the 4x4 specialist capacity but don’t need it to be as armored as L-ATV, Styker or LAV. Or As light as MRZR, DAGR, Flyer. These are Humvees with improved suspension, drive train and electrical
  5. LSSV “Milverado”as the Canadians call them. These are civilian commercial pickups modified that serve along side the Humvee and have since the 70s even before the Humvee launched these were around. under the names CUCV, CUCV II and LSSV. They are used for on base at home use where even Humvee is a bit pricey and overkill. If your just driving for a burger at base or picking up a box of uniforms why waste the life on a $250,000 L-ATV or $70,000 Humvee when you can do it in a vehicle that has a tenth or half the price and can be fixed at any dealerships? These are Based off GM models Chevy Silverado, Colorado, Tahoe, and Suburban with a Diesel engine. Cheaper to operate, procure, get spare parts and tires. easy to fix, no special driver training. Very practical.



 

halflife3

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I noticed that more modern armored car windows are shaped like irregular polygons instead of the traditional rectangular shape. What is the reason behind this. And why are bulletproof windows getting smaller, the JLTV has very tiny back door windows.
 

Air Force Brat

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I noticed that more modern armored car windows are shaped like irregular polygons instead of the traditional rectangular shape. What is the reason behind this. And why are bulletproof windows getting smaller, the JLTV has very tiny back door windows.
Window's are shaped like polygons to spread the stress of corners out, a square or rectangle multiply force and crack in the corners due to "stress risers", window size is reduced in order to increase rigidity and strength, and improve the efficacy of the window repelling fired projectiles.
 

halflife3

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Window's are shaped like polygons to spread the stress of corners out, a square or rectangle multiply force and crack in the corners due to "stress risers", window size is reduced in order to increase rigidity and strength, and improve the efficacy of the window repelling fired projectiles.
Great answer, thanks!
 

halflife3

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I noticed that Chinese tank autoloader opens a small hatch on the roof to eject tank casings. Wouldn't that expose the interior to CBRN attacks? How does the tank crew protect itself against that?
 

jobjed

Captain
I noticed that Chinese tank autoloader opens a small hatch on the roof to eject tank casings. Wouldn't that expose the interior to CBRN attacks? How does the tank crew protect itself against that?
Positive pressure.
When air leaks, it leaks from the inside to the outside, not the other way around.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
We have seen many cases of them wearing body armor. From as simple as helmets to full vests and helmet.
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it’s primary a question it seems of Need. Most photos are of PLA soldiers in scripted photos at home. As such armor isn‘t an actual need.
when they have deployed like these Peacekeepers well then there is an actual threat. Potentially.
 

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