[GZG] Subject: Re: What are the pitfalls of standardised forces?
From: "Michael R. Blair" <pellinoire@y...>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:02:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [GZG] Subject: Re: What are the pitfalls of standardised forces?
Same chassis and the same mechanical spares but not
necessarily the armour. Particularly now as modular armour seems to the
thing - but I quite agree, an SPG has no need of serious levels of
unless it is an assault gun and they have rather gone out of favour
since WW II
though apparently the Israelis were using M109s in that role in Lebanon
could reach up and hit targets way beyond the elevation of a tank gun
big HE round would clear an entire floor. Horribly vulnerable though for
- but then everything is. Incidentally is there a place for an AFV in
Germans certainly thought so and the Russians too though they just sent
in without bu**ering about with a specialist design.
Weight is a very telling argument. Are modern MBTs too big?
Oddly there was an SPG conversion for old tank chassis touted for a
replace the turret with a bigger, boxier turret with an artillery piece
Royal Ordnance 155mm I think). I remember thinking your point about it -
is armoured which is just excess weight for an SPG and seemingly
thought the same as no one bought it!
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