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#Thread – Future AFV Tech (Take My Money!)

Recently, ‘Carmel’ (below) got me (and most of #miltwitter) thinking.
What else might AFV of the near-ish future have?

I’m not talking teleportation or anything obscene – I’m talking achievable advancements.

Up front – Ground rules.

I’m not interested in a tank/AFV/CRV/APC or a specific platform comparison.

Let’s talk in platform/role agnostic terms (where possible) – It gets too emotional and there’s already enough in-fighting!

Let’s also assume the AFVs remain ‘manned’
WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Watch the below. Is that feasible? Maybe, maybe not.

But what it shows is this:

People are thinking about how to kill us. Being on the ‘HVT/HPT list’ is not where you want to be. Especially when blokes like the below are around.
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A great thread by @JonHawkes275. There are two points worth challenging to further the debate however. 1) Are modern AFV to heavy? 2) Do we need to wait for a material technical breakthrough before building the next gen MBT? Another thread.......
Jon emphasise a point about the weight and size of modern AFVs, that they are at a tipping point of performance for speed, mobility and impact on infrastructure. I offer this is a common misperception among the #miltwitter community and general population. 1/
Consider the Aus requirement to replace the vulnerable M113 APC with a new IFV under L400 P3. The 3 new contenders are over double the weight of the vehicle they intend to replace and almost a third larger in overall dimensions. 2/
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