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Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« on: September 12, 2016, 15:40:02 »
Canada's newest member of the Leopard 2 family of vehicles has started stretching its claws.

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 15:50:38 »
Impressive piece of kit.
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 15:53:19 »
I like the kit and I like the name that honours Canada's indigenous tank.

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 01:56:44 »
I like the kit and I like the name that honours Canada's indigenous tank.

Personally one old tradition I can get behind is the animal names for vehicles, Lav 6 doesn't have the greatest ring.
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 08:54:50 »
Personally one old tradition I can get behind is the animal names for vehicles, Lav 6 doesn't have the greatest ring.

Well, Lav 3 was called "Kodiak" but it never seemed to stick.

Question; does putting the throttle all the way down automatically constitute ramming speed on this vehicle?

Nice to see our engineers are still on the hoof though, but we'll have to be careful to sort the sheep from the goats as far as the parts system goes, or we'll all get the horns.

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 16:13:44 »

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 17:46:31 »
I want my job back.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 10:14:19 »
And they have now fought their first MAPLE RESOLVE.

https://www.facebook.com/483975748358470/posts/2169645413124820?sfns=mo

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2019, 10:46:02 »
And they have now fought their first MAPLE RESOLVE.

https://www.facebook.com/483975748358470/posts/2169645413124820?sfns=mo

But the bridge is not complete they didn't put in the curbs..... ;D
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2019, 12:06:18 »
Or the mandatory bike path.  ;D

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 14:03:09 »
But the bridge is not complete they didn't put in the curbs..... ;D

I think track width would be detrimental to the curbs.
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2019, 14:36:12 »
I think track width would be detrimental to the curbs.

Looks like enough room .... remember the curbs hang over the top panel and tilt outwards

But maybe they would rattle too much.... ;D
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2019, 15:51:33 »
Leopard 2 variants do fit between the MGB curbs. But if the tank is not lined up right (which it needs to be regardless of there being curbs or not) then the curbs make a loud “ping” when shot into the river as the tank struggles to nudge itself back onto the treadway.

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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2019, 18:12:10 »
Sort of what I meant. End connectors can hang over the side without the tank falling in the drink.
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Re: Canada's new Ram Armoured Engineering Vehicle
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2019, 00:52:16 »
A few more shots of the Ram doing its thing here:
https://www.facebook.com/483975748358470/posts/2129794187109943?sfns=mo