Re: [GZG] What are the pitfalls of standardised forces?
From: "Don M" <dmaddox1@h...>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:40:39 -0500
Subject: Re: [GZG] What are the pitfalls of standardised forces?
Interestingly I have seen the point made several times by
people who should know what they are talking about (Jane's Armour 2000 I
it would be a very good idea for an army to standardise its tracked
their standard tank chassis and running gear for the MBT, SPGs, APC and
This would make the tank considerably cheaper and enormously simplify
maintenance and spares. The APC would be larger than the current ones
either more men to be carried or much better protection and it would
the same rate as the MBT which is apparently a good thing.
***There is a good reasons why most countries don't use MBT chassis for
APCs or artillery etc. One is weight, MBT are heavy but you must have
by the same token you don't want every thing that heavy or you couldn't
it all to where you need it. The second factor is maintenance, MBTs are
maintenance night mare, again due to the weight, ware and tare are far
for tanks than lighter tracked vehicles. Tanks also burn allot more
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