Also, if you watch this video, you'll see the Pantsir on a tracked BMP-3 chassis which is fairly compact:
Its purpose is to defend fixed sites like an S-300/-400 SAM site or an airfield or HQ/Comms centre. It will be stationary for most of its time on operation and every time it fires no camo on earth will hide its position.It looks too big. Will be very difficult to camouflage it. Shilka/Tunguska is much smaller.
Tunguska is designed to defend things that move like armoured units. All versions can fire on the move but above shelterised version on truck is less likely too.
It is my understanding that all AKs have the same threading so that the same standard items can be attached. If you look carefully at an AK-74 you will see it has two bayonet lugs for example. This is because the new muzzle device makes the standard lug position too far back so a new lug is fitted just below the front Iron sight. The old lug is still fitted because it is used for the GP series underbarrel 40mm grenade launchers. The AKS-74U does not have bayonet lugs but I don't know why they would change the threading. Remember the shorter model AK-100s have the same muzzle break as the AKS-74U so they should all be interchangable.But I still have my doubts about this combination. Are PBS-1 and AKS74U usable together? I read something about diferent threads in AK74 (were PBS-1 is intended to be used) and AKS74U when their flashfiders are removed, but maybe adapters could solve that problem, couldn't they. Please help!
The suppressor I have on my AK has an adaptor because the suppressor is designed for the SAIGA series rifles which do have much wider threading than the Type 56S AKM knockoff that I own.
That would be likely... no point in having different missiles and radars for a system that basically does the same thing. Like the original the missiles are cheap and all the cost is in the sensors on the vehicle.The Tunguska should still be around, and might even be modernized also?
Tracked vehicles do have their advantages.
To be fair, while the Arabs did pay for the upgrade the Pantsir was always going to be wheeled to reduce costs and compliment Tunguska and a fixed shelterised version was to be an even cheaper option.Well not really. Wheeled chassis, which was Arabs' requirement, itself is twice the length of combat module and unlike armored chassis it's size is directly proportional to load it's designed to carry.
It was a cheaper version with no tracking radar. Terminal tracking and guidance was performed by optical sights to reduce costs and to operate in a more passive mode.Yeah, no tracker there they probably hurried it to the exhibition.
It is GM-59XX universal platform which is not BMP-3 derivative.
Hi all, few interesting pics and news.
SAU Coalition project closed. There is a new project - "Необитаемость".
Early version BMPT:
1. Highlander Tank 1990
2. Early soviet version of BMPT
3. Т-72АВ with minimal modifications
Holy ... the grenade!