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M1203 NLOS-C will NOT be transportable in C-130

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:32 AM
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www.defenseindustrydaily.com...-4835


Unfortunately, even NLOS-C will break the C-130’s 20-ton cargo weight limit by a considerable margin (estimate: 27 tons, which works well in an Airbus A400M but not the C-130J Hercules). As such, FCS’ armored vehicle core is unlikely to ever deliver its most important touted benefit: deployability. On the other hand, NLOS-C does offer new and fully modern mobile howitzers, an aim that has clear Congressional support. As such, the FCS program is making the NLOS-C the lead example for FCS’ tracked Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) family.




oh bugger - the whole FCS project is supposed to be C-130 deployable - it looks like this won`t happen really , its lighter than Crusader but not 1/2 the weight as it`s supposed to be.




posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:35 AM
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Maybe its the limit of modern tech to make something that light? Or maybe they should you know, replace the 50 year old c130.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:50 AM
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I think thats what the DID article is quite bluntly `hinting` at when it says ` but it can happily fit in an A400M`



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:02 AM
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warning warning warning

Lockeed c-130 days are numbered
when will they wake up



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:29 PM
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One almost MUST ask ,Harlequin, where all those alien metals are going if they can't even keep the weight of the 'future' combat system down to something resembling reasonable.
Funnily the FCS weights EXACTLY the same as the 1970's M109 it's supposed to replace with fewer rounds it's going to expend a bit faster. Talk about a complete waste of money!

Stellar



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