what about anders?
This is very early concept 3d model of new Main Battle Tank presented today in TV, it is on one of two new multirole combat platforms developed withing project "Rydwan" (Charriot).
Plan is to have two platforms, light/medium weight for IFV and light weight tracked vehicles, and heavy weight platform for MBT and other heavier tracked vehicles.
What we can say from this early concept model is that:
- turret is completely unmanned and seems to be further evolution of turret developed and presented on WPB Anders.
- it is not certain if powerpack will be at rear or front, for now it seems to be at front.
Perhaps the inspiration will be Merkava Mk4 and Namer tandem, we will see.
It is said that first technology demonstrator or prototype will be presented on MSPO in september.
what about anders?
Hmmm, cooperation with Israel? I think that Israelis also wanted to design a more compact, lighter multipurpose platform right? However nothing was said about cooperating with Israel in this in our media.
It is designed as multipurpose platform, also keep in mind that this is very early overall concept model, and also that designers want as much compact and light vehicle with bes possible protection within such weight. Still we need to wait to september MSPO exhibition, when it is planned to present first technology demonstrator.Love the turret's triangular faces and design, but the complete vehicle design seems to have a pretty bad (high) profile for being a MBT, no?
I can only add that when I watched news report, one of engineers working on this model, said that inspiration were many different vehicles, among them also Merkava.
Too bad. Anders looked very good.
"Rydwan" is only codename for research and development program, how vehicle will be named is not known yet.
Same as Merkava, engine is in front of hull as i see on picture, so it's need to be high. Well this is price of getting multirole vehicle(MBT, IFV?). Turret looks good tho.
In march army requirements will be presented for public, perhaps the final hull configuration might change.
It is hard to say at current stage of the program.
Also it is worth to mention that there are two camps in Poland, one is against designing new platforms already considering them as failures, and the second that supports research and development. I am closer to the second, also I hope that there will be foreing support from some big western AFV's manufacturing company.
General Skrzypczak our vice minister of defense, said that currently final foreing company is not choosen but several are considered. I have interview with him somewhere, I look at it again to see if I didn't messed something up.