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  • #16
    February https://defencetechnologyreview.part...21/flipbook/0/

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    • #17
      March https://defencetechnologyreview.part...21/flipbook/0/

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      • #18
        April 2021

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        • #19
          May 2021

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          • #20
            June 2021 https://defencetechnologyreview.part...21/flipbook/0/

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            • #21
              The AS21 Redback get a new kool coat (sorry for the pun)
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI2XIaiRND0

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              • #22
                July https://defencetechnologyreview.part...21/flipbook/0/

                August https://defencetechnologyreview.part...21/flipbook/0/

                Going to paid subscription in October

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                • #23
                  https://amp.abc.net.au/article/10034...mpression=true

                  Boxer in trouble.

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                  • #24
                    I wonder was the issue of up armouring and APS over looked as a requirement when dealing up the specification.
                    the tyres are Michelin a world wide brand. I wonder are they constrained by contract to use only michelin.
                    As regards the ammunition, surely as a major component it would have been a common sense thing to require.

                    Somebody didn't do their homework

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                    • #25
                      Good thread on AFV Tyres https://twitter.com/JonHawkes275/sta...87008715231238

                      And https://twitter.com/JonHawkes275/sta...64829295788035

                      Last edited by apc; 12 August 2021, 19:56.

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                      • #26
                        My only experience in this area comes from the motorcycle world.
                        The Honda ST1300 replaced the ST1100 in the private sports tourer lineup. The 1100 was a very popular police motorcycle, AGS had them for quite a while, in common with other emergency services throughout Europe.
                        When the 1300 arrived it was assumed it would be as popular with police forces, and some of the UK forces bought large quantities, based on their experience with the 1100.
                        Next thing, crashes started happening. Usually single vehicle, usually on motorways, almost always fatal. Experienced police motorcyclists were suddenly crashing their bikes for no obvious reasons. Usually on a blue light run, when speeds were in excess of 180kph.
                        Honda blamed the police equipment initially, suggesting the load carried caused an imbalance at high speeds. The UK police forces dumped the model. Private users also reported the weave.
                        Further investigations were made. Honda shipped the bikes fitted with one manufacturers tyre. Evaluation tests were done with this tyre. Police forces around the UK and elsewhere got their tyres from a contractor. You specified size, tyre was delivered. Unfortunately while the size was correct, the brand was not. The sidewall strength of the unapproved tyre causes an obvious yaw at high speed, combine this with a different compound with different grip, the weave commenced. Once users stuck to the recommended brand, the issue went away.
                        It never happened on any other model, before or since, the model has since been discontinued.

                        Anyone who has been in a mowag at speed will know how firm they are on the road. (compared to the panhard, which was more like a boat by comparison) The key is suspension and tyres. When one is wrong, before too long you end on your side.

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