PLA Next Generation Main Battle Tank

DeXM

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I guess the hull looks close to one demonstrated at presentation, but turret is different, looks closer to 99 imitation
 

Atomicfrog

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Cope cages aren't fool proof. A UAV dropped munitions or even FPV can easily mission kill a tank.
Drones will flourish big time in the coming years, i could see not only UAV but also ground based tank killer a bit like the FIREANTS of the 80s, making ambushes. A bit like hunting with ATV and ATGM but without personnel... Remote ATGM launches are already used.


MBT able to be used proficiently like Self-propelled artillery would be interesting.
 
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Kejora

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Drone dropped bomb like this is arguably very dangerous because unlike ATGM or loitering munition, they fell at very low speed so the APS don't register it as threat. Making the APS too sensitive against low velocity projectile risk accidental activation if someone throw stones at the tank. Some kind of laser weapon to knock out the drone before it could drop their bomb might be necessary for future MBT.
 

Atomicfrog

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Drone dropped bomb like this is arguably very dangerous because unlike ATGM or loitering munition, they fell at very low speed so the APS don't register it as threat. Making the APS too sensitive against low velocity projectile risk accidental activation if someone throw stones at the tank. Some kind of laser weapon to knock out the drone before it could drop their bomb might be necessary for future MBT.
Wow, look to have hit the engine hatch ? Merkava have the engine in the front a bit to the right. Some schema place 2 rounds behind the engine but i'm pretty sure it's not true, I don't thing there's ammo in the front there.

RKG-3 with fins ?
 
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