Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BAE Demonstrates Hybrid-Electric Tank Prototype

by SandWyrm

Nice little demo video that shows off the internal layout and economy advantages of tanks having a hybrid-electric drive. A development that has been WAY too long in coming. What they don't show, however, is one of the best advantages of HE drives – STEALTH!

If you don't have to have a noisy/hot engine running in order to be able to move and reposition short distances, the enemy is much less likely to realize you're there. Whereas a turbine-engine tank like the Abrams looks like a Roman Candle in the IR sights that even third world countries have now.

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