Saturday, September 03, 2016
Blast from the past. M48 Super Patton.
This blast from the past makes me wonder. Are we seeing the return of the Light and Medium tanks? Take a look at the Centauro 2 Mobile Gun System. If it was a tracked vehicle it would be considered a medium tank. Same could probably be said of the CV90120. The concept that the US Army is working on for its protected gun system could most certainly be called a light tank.
Here is a thought to get the armor enthusiasts going. Is heavy armor dead?
Are we finally swinging back to the point where mobility and firepower trump armored protection?