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New Eitan WAPC footage
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC
Some good overhead images of the Eitan WAPC plus some footage of the Trophy APS in action.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er7Zwa7bjdU
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:12 PM UTC
00:20 - 'the new personal carrier is lightweight'

00:56 - 'the Eitan is heavy by wheeled vehicle standards'
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
12 men and 35 tons makes it bigger than a Stryker, but, because of the extra size, I'm mot sure it's necessarily better protected, at least passively. The armour system has to protect a much larger overall package than the Stryker and similar 26 ton 8x8s.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:38 PM UTC

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12 men and 35 tons makes it bigger than a Stryker, but, because of the extra size, I'm mot sure it's necessarily better protected, at least passively. The armour system has to protect a much larger overall package than the Stryker and similar 26 ton 8x8s.



The Eitan is about a meter longer and slightly higher; its width is about the same as the Stryker's. Depends on the version, the Eitan is about 10-15 tons heavier than the Striker. The Eitan is a brand new design (hasn't even entered service yet), the Stryker is almost 20 years old. Based on this, I would say the Eitan is much better protected.

Mind you, the Stryker was designed to be used by quick-reaction forces in mind, therefore its weight had to be kept relatively low in order to allow to be airlifted by cargo planes. The IDF has no such concerns; the extra weight is translated into extra protection.

The Stryker by the way, was evaluated by the IDF but proved to be too expensive. One out of the three units tested was even equipped with 'Trophy' APS.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC
Not is service yet, due to be next year according to online source http://armor-il.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/eitan-to-enter-service-soon-ugv-update.html?m=1

This is a vehicle that I'd like to see in kit sooner rather than later.

The video above has very interesting footage of the APS in action; thanks Israel.

And, Black Dog do a resin conversion for that IDF Stryker.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:20 AM UTC

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The video above has very interesting footage of the APS in action; thanks Israel.



The credit goes to Hans-Hermann.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:29 AM UTC
The above mentioned Stryker appears here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNqqtVA0igU
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 07:59 AM UTC

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The credit goes to Hans-Hermann.




Whoops, thanks to Han-Hermann then!

Kylie