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Re: Bradley Replacement Competition
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 23:47:27 »
The Israelis don't worry about their armor being too heavy. One concept they have adopted is to take a tank hull and make it an IFV.

The Israelis don't have to move their tanks by rail, or air, or ship anywhere.  Their supply lines are short.  They can always pull a IFV or Tank back to the factory that built it if they have to for repair.  And very short distances for this as well limiting their room to maneuver.  This helps in the decision making for the HAPC concept as the logistics for them are supremely easy.

The rest of us (esp the 5 Eyes community) all have to move our vehicles over an ocean/sea/body of water and set up to fight a war.  This puts a massive strain on the logistics and strategic mobility.  As such lighter vehicles are easier to maintain and have higher strategic mobility.  One of the reasons IMHO that Strykers and LAV's are so popular.  Much easier on the logistics.

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Re: Bradley Replacement Competition
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2018, 10:17:29 »
The Israelis don't have to move their tanks by rail, or air, or ship anywhere.  Their supply lines are short.  They can always pull a IFV or Tank back to the factory that built it if they have to for repair.  And very short distances for this as well limiting their room to maneuver.  This helps in the decision making for the HAPC concept as the logistics for them are supremely easy.

The rest of us (esp the 5 Eyes community) all have to move our vehicles over an ocean/sea/body of water and set up to fight a war.  This puts a massive strain on the logistics and strategic mobility.  As such lighter vehicles are easier to maintain and have higher strategic mobility.  One of the reasons IMHO that Strykers and LAV's are so popular.  Much easier on the logistics.

The other issue the Israelis have is that too many casualties can bring down the government pretty fast, in an all conscript force. I guess that all that armour, in a Western military, might be accounting for the 'Snowflake-Hover Parent' effect :)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 10:44:10 by daftandbarmy »
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