Tanks of the future.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What will they be like?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Instead of tanks you'll get unmanned ground vehicles with smaller guns and unmanned aerial vehicles with bigger guns

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why cover the barrel like that? Reduced radar signature?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shrouds stop the barrel from warping under direct sun.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would not be surprised if Unmanned turret+Autoloader will become the standard in the future. The survivability and weight benefits just seem too substantial to ignore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely. Unmanned turrets are a no brainer. As is electric transmission.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >When dronegays and unmannedgays answer

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Requirements for an Australian amphibious tank
    It must be armoured effectively against 150mm APFSDS at 500m from the front and 1500m from the sides and rear
    It must have sufficient roof armour to be immune to man portable top attack munitions
    It must be immune to HEAT warheads of any caliber likely fielded by potential enemy ground forces
    It must have spall lining sufficient to negate HESH warheads.
    It must have sufficient crew to move and fight effectively even if half the crew is unable to contribute.
    It must carry 40 infantry plus their equipment.
    It must be amphibious without modification (ie, does not require anything to be attached to the outside of the tank before going into water)
    It must be able to operate from the well deck of a Canberra Class amphibious ship without the aid of an LST.
    It must have a water speed of at least 20kts and a waterborne range of at least 20nmi in sea state 5 using no more than half its carried fuel.
    It must have a sustained land speed of at least 80kph and an unrefueled range of 1000kms
    It must be able to move 400m from a standing start in under 10 seconds.
    It must be able to navigate the intersection of two by two lane roads.
    It must be able to operate at moderate intensity for 30 days, including dismounted infantry, without resupply.
    It must be able to operate at high intensity for 12 hours without refueling.
    (cont...)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (...cont)
      It must have anti-air/anti-drone capability including radar.
      It must be capable of both direct and indirect fire
      It must be able to engage infantry on the 5th floor of a building 20m away
      It must be able to engage vehicles from a highway overpass at 100m
      It must be able to fight in multiple directions and at multiple ranges simultaneously, with effective weapons against infantry at close range (less than 2m).
      It must be able to operate at least two drones/ROVs simultaneously
      It must be able to see in all directions simultaneously
      It must be able to hear men talking quietly at a distance of 50m, and men shouting at a distance of 500m, knowing the direction of everything it hears (sonar).
      It must be able to recharge any rechargeable devices in use by the ADF
      It must be able to maintain network connectivity in combat and provide that connectivity to nearby friendly units.
      The main gun must be able to reliably penetrate 4,000mm RHAe or 10,000mm concrete at 8kms.
      It must carry 56 rounds of main gun ammunition.

      Note: There is no requirement for the tank to be transportable by rail, allowing for much larger dimensions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >155 mm smoothbore that can double as arty in a pinch, a coaxial 20mm autocannon, and a variety of CIWS and light AA to deal with munitions, drones, and infantry
      >relatively light all-around armor to stop frag, full APS coverage, heavier armor on the top and around vital compartments to hopefully survive one AT round slipping through the defenses
      >more autonomy, even at the cost of speed
      >unmanned turret, cutting edge sensor tech, built in recon drone(s), vidya-tier data link and fusion

      The armor requirements alone result in enough weight to put the Ratte to shame.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >put the Ratte to shame.
        Yeah you get it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Armor
    harder
    >Features
    better
    >Mobility
    faster
    >Weapons
    stronger

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More than
      Hour
      Hour
      Never

      Ever
      After
      Work is
      Over

      Work it
      Make it
      Do it
      Makes us

      Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

      >Daft Punk moment

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    same thing but with more APS and drone swarm escort IMHO

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, extremely hard to tell. NLOS ATGMs and precision guided artillery on the one hand, APS on the other hand. How well either of those will work in a modern peer conflict, and which approaches will be best, is just out there. Maybe some armies with a lot of brainpower are running simulations and tests and trying to find out right now. Maybe some of them will even be proven right (though almost certainly some will be proven wrong).
    What's certain is that in the future, no vehicle will do without APS and no combat unit will do without defense against drones and loitering muns of all types and sizes. That said, the tank, with heavy frontal/side i.e. line of sight armor, and heavy cannon (line of sight weapon) will have to concentrate on those qualities. Putting drones, or drone operators, or missiles etc. on them is a poor use of armored space.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Radar Warning Receivers might become standard as mmW ARH ATGMs like Brimstone become more common.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doppler radars and IR/UV sensors on every tank, APS, programmable airburst mode for HEAT rounds, data links. Ability to automatically turn the turret towards origin point of anything fired towards it, with adjustable filter for projectile size.

    External loudspeakers is something I wonder why it isn't commonplace already. Would be very useful for communicating with infantry around you if your comms are disrupted or broken. Or for telling civvies to move it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >External loudspeakers is something I wonder why it isn't commonplace already. Would be very useful for communicating with infantry around you if your comms are disrupted or broken. Or for telling civvies to move it.
      Yeah that's totally the reason
      Just say you want a boombox on tracks for maximum intimidation during the thunder run.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well obviously I want that too ya dingus. Whole soundboard of meme noises, Hellmarch etc. And you could do clever shit like play jet and helicopter noises.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually I want external speakers on the outside of a future tank, but not for communication. Imagine cancelling out the engine sound and other noise out and having an almost silent tank.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turret mounted anti drone laser.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the same but either replace one of the crew with a systems operator for integrated spotter drones
    Likely a bigger gun
    Some kind of ATGM, either gun launched or attached to the turret to allow for indirect fire on enemy tanks spotted by said drones?

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first 5th generation tank (T-14 Armata) has an unmanned turret. Perhaps 6th generation will be completely unmanned/only has a driver.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Armata is vaporware, hasn't made a single appearance in russia's life and death struggle in Ukraine, the Turret was probably animatronic not unmanned.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think autoloaders will be standard in the future alongside some form of alternative power source as fossil fuels become more and more scarce. My guess is either hybrid or full electric to try and improve the range and reduce noise of turbine powered designs. Guns are getting bigger, as are secondary weapons. I also forsee some kind of drone integration for scouting and targeting as well as weapons to counter enemy drones. Crews will likely hover around 4 or 3, we will likely never see fully unmanned turrets for MBTs
    I think the biggest thing that will happen is the separation of tanks into "Urban" and "Open" designs. Open tanks have already been described. Urban designs would primarily use autocannons and thermobaric/ some other flavor of antipersonnel missile, designed to be as small and maneuverable as possible. Likely completely unmanned or at least a completely unmanned turret

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Weapons
    130+ mm autoloading gun, future-proofed for future penetrators and BLOS smart ammo. RCWS autocannon in the 30/35mm range, with airburst and a dedicated radar to defeat drones/loiterers and fuck up enemy infantry (this could also be a laser). Possibly loitering ammo to scout out and hit targets of opportunity.
    >Armor
    Unmanned turret, crew in a central armoured cocoon with VR goggles and sensors for 360º "see through the metal" battle awareness. Soft and hard-kill APS, integrated into the passive armour, 360º coverage (including against top attack missiles).
    >Mobility
    Hybrid diesel/electric, electric motor in the front. Can use the batteries to keep everything online when the main engine is off, to cruise silently for a little bit, and retreat if the main engine is damaged.
    >Features
    Tethered drones for increased awareness. Sensor fusion with other units to order pinpoint strikes. Fully modular architecture allowing for the use of the main platform as a super-armoured APC, command vehicle, IFV with troop capacity, or specialist vehicles like a drone mothership or missile carrier. Ability to control armed UGVS as expendable force multipliers. Maybe light enough to be more easily transportable.

    That's all I can think off for now.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Likely 6-8 unmanned tank with a command tank which is manned.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Tanks of the future
    $30 chinese drone with an RPG strapped to it

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