PLA Next Generation Main Battle Tank


Mohsin77

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Will the autoloader be able to support single-piece sabot rounds?

That's the biggest problem with relying on autoloaders, the forced reduction in sabot length which then reduces penetration.
 

KampfAlwin

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Will the autoloader be able to support single-piece sabot rounds?

That's the biggest problem with relying on autoloaders, the forced reduction in sabot length which then reduces penetration.
Depends on which autoloader. I think you're talking about carousel-style autoloader. The solution would be to upgrade it to accommodate longer penetrators like RU did with newer tanks. Tail-autoloaders can just have its bustle extended.

But anyways, I think longer penetrators would also be a problem for manual loaders, after all you would need more space to store it just like autoloaders and the rounds would likely get heavier for the loader to carry(tire easily) as tech progresses.

Technically carousel autoloaders that use 1 piece ammunition can be done. Take the prototype Abrams autoloader for example:
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The Observer

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Will the autoloader be able to support single-piece sabot rounds?

That's the biggest problem with relying on autoloaders, the forced reduction in sabot length which then reduces penetration.
Manual loaders also need space to handle the round. Trying to handle a 1-meter long pike inside the confines of a tank AND without poking anything important is damn hard.
 

Chavez

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Ìn 2016 zhuhai air show norinco reported that they developed two type bustle type auto loader,one for 105mm ammo,the other was for 125mm gun.
 

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