Πέμπτη, 18 Αυγούστου 2016

AMX-10 PAC 90


Tank destroyer

AMX-10 PAC 90
The AMX-10 PAC 90 fire support vehicle was capable of taking anti-tank combat
 
 
Entered service 1979
Crew 3 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 14.5 t
Length (gun forward) ?
Hull length 5.87 m
Width 2.83 m
Height 2.73 m
Armament
Main gun 90-mm rifled
Barrel length 52 calibers
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Maximum rate of fire ?
Elevation range - 8 to + 15 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 30 rounds
Machine guns 3 200 rounds
Mobility
Engine Hispano Suiza HS 115
Engine power 280 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Amphibious speed on water  2 / 8 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 1.6 m
Fording Amphibious
   The AMX-10 PAC 90 is a dedicated fire support and anti-tank variant of the AMX-10P infantry fighting vehicle. Its production commenced in 1979. This vehicle is in service with France, Brazil and possibly some other countries.
   This fire support vehicle was designed to operate alongside the main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. At the time of its introduction it was capable of taking anti-tank combat, however by current standards its armament its too week to knock out a modern MBT. It was also intended as a reconnaissance and infantry support vehicle.

AMX-10P


AMX-10P
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AMX-10P
Type Infantry fighting vehicle
Place of origin France
Service history
Wars Gulf War
Production history
Produced 1973–present
Specifications
Weight 14.2 tonnes
Length 5.85 m
Width 2.78 m
Height 2.57 m
Crew 3 crew + 8 troops

Armour Frontal armour resistant against 23 mm API from 300 m
Main
armament
20mm automatic cannon M693 F1 (800 rounds)
Secondary
armament
7.62mm co-axial machine gun (2,000 rounds)
Engine Hispano-Suiza HS 115
280 hp (210 kW)
Power/weight 19.7 hp/tonne
Suspension Torsion bar
Operational
range
600 km
Speed 65 km/h
The AMX-10P is a French infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in French service; the first prototypes were completed in 1968. It has NBC protection and amphibious capabilities, with hydro jets to swim in water. The AMX-10P has been operated in the past by France, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Mexico.

Byzantine Transfer of Population policy



"In 941 the entire Arab tribe of Banu H'abid, discontented apparently with the (ruling) Hamdanids, emigrated from the region of Nisibis in Mesopotamia and came to settle in the Byzantine Empire. The new arrivals numbered 12,000 horsemen and brought with them, besides their families,  their slaves, flocks and all their transportable goods. They were followed, in addition, by many of their neighbors. Once in Byzantine territory, they embraced Christianity, enrolled in the Byzantine army, and in return were given lands, animals, clothes and even some precious objects" -