By R. P. Hunnicutt, D. P. Dyer, Dan Graves, Uwe Feist
Книга Abrams Abrams Книги Вооружение Автор: R.Hunnicutt Формат: pdf Размер: 162 Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Подробная история американского танка Абрамс - создание,конструкция,модификации.
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With this design, the gun, automatic loader, and tank commander occupied a small central portion of the turret which elevated as a unit. Thus not only the gun, but the tank commander and his cupola were stabilized. The gunner and the driver rode in the conventional part of the turret on the right and left sides of the cannon respectively. Each crew member was provided with a hatch. This design moved the cannon to the rear deeper into the turret reducing the barrel overhang. This was possible because of the pivot breech loading system.
The spaced armor effect of the combined hull and turret armor provided protection equal to the Rex I on the front and rear and equivalent to the Rex n on the sides. The turret armor itself was equal to the Rex I. Below, the fording capability of the Rex VI is illustrated at the left and its silhouette is compared with that of the 90mm gun tanks T95 and M48A1 at the right. 41 The arrangement of the driver's capsule in the Rex VI is at the left showing the operation in both the hatch open and closed positions.
The TV-8 was armed with the 90mm gun T208 rigidly mounted in the turret and fitted with an hydraulic ramming device. The 90mm ammunition stowage was in the rear of the turret separated from the crew by a steel bulkhead. 50 caliber machine gun on the turret top operated by the tank commander. Closed circuit television was provided to protect the crew from the flash of tactical nuclear weapons and to increase the field of vision. On the phase I TV-8, a Chrysler V-8 engine developing 300 gross horsepower was coupled to an electric generator in the rear of the turret.