You are allowed to call a spade and spade when you deem this necessary but without insulting other members.Nope. You should know that from the days before even you occupied the lofty heights of "Moderstar". Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. And you know that guy is a cheap spade.
If you do not have adequate air defenses like the Armenians to shoot down the drones, once the drone goes into position for the kill, any tank would be finished off due to the thin top armor. Tanks are designed for protection from ground threats ... not aerial threats. I'm sure those Azeri drones could have destroyed those Armenian tanks had they targeted the turret.@PanzerKiel
I have question for others general knowledge as well.
From the Azerbaijan videos I've noticed one particular thing and very few picked up on it, the hits the drone's been doing was located where the engine is to de-mobilize the tank without taking a chance on the turret (possibly due to armor), is our VT-4 and other tanks protected from a hit there whereas the armor is probably the thinnest?
Or would you bring this up to our planners to create some sort of plating in a upgrade program to cover this weak spot as well?
It should be that. We need those TanksI think by 2025, we may be looking at:
1. 1000 VT-4
2. Approx. 700 AKs
3. T-80UD 320
4. Type 85 IIAP 268
5. Approx. 600 AZ
6. Approx. 600 Type 59s
7. Type 69 II MP 158
6 from the list could be put in storage / reserve or even retired. If they are retired, perhaps AZs could be put in reserve / storage along with Type 69s, which also have been upgraded (?? or so I guestimate).
Ideally, PA would look to standardize on VT-4, AK and T-80 UD, keep in reserve Type 85, Type 69 and AZ, while retiring / giving away to FC Type 59s. This would create a meaningful war reserve which Pak so far has lacked. Also, since AZ and Type 85 shoot the same ammo as VT-4 / AK / T-80 UD, them being kept in reserve makes sense more than vanilla Type 59 / 69.
Haven't we done away with the div recce unit and Won't 300 tanks make up 5 Regtsso the initial order has been of 4 regiments - obviously to re-equip the armour with the 6 AD's organic brigades. Follow-up will definitely be enough for 3 regiments; kinda like the T80-UD pattern. 1 as the Div Recce Regt and 2 for the Armd Bde that can can operate directly under Corps HQ. I reckon that's all the armour the I Corps has, as I wouldn't expect it's supporting infantry divisions to hold integral armour as such (19 ID could have one?) Apparently the ARN/ARS like to keep commonality in armour type.
There are no more light armored brigades in the division. All are now heavy with two armour regiments each. That makes 264 tanks. Then, there are three HQ Squadrons of the three armored brigades, and the HQ squadron of the division itself. Then couple of tanks are required at the training centre and armour school as well for training purposes.Haven't we done away with the div recce unit and Won't 300 tanks make up 5 Regts
how scouting is done for the area in the age of drones?There are no more light armored brigades in the division. All are now heavy with two armour regiments each. That makes 264 tanks. Then, there are three HQ Squadrons of the three armored brigades, and the HQ squadron of the division itself. Then couple of tanks are required at the training centre and armour school as well for training purposes.