CV 90105-120 Main Battle tank

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Crew~ 3 men
Dimensions and weight Weight~ 25 tLength (gun forward)~ 8.9 mHull length~ 6.6 mWidth~ 3.2 mHeight~ 2.4 m
Armament Main gun105-mmATGWFalarickMachine guns?Elevation range- 10 to + 42 degreesTraverse range360 degrees
Ammunition load Main gun?ATGW?Machine guns?
Mobility EngineScania DI16 dieselEngine power670 hp (?)Maximum road speed~ 70 km/hRange~ 600 km
Maneuverability Gradient60%Side slope40%Vertical step1 mTrench2.4 mFording1.




The CV90105 light tank was first publicly revealed in 2014. It was jointly developed by CMI Defence and BAE Systems Hagglunds.

The new CV90105 light tank is based on a modified chassis of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle. This chassis is in service with some countries and is combat proven. It is mated with a Cockerill XC-8 lightweight concept turret. This turret uses some technology of the proven Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret.

Actually it is not the first attempt to create a light tank on the CV90 chassis. There was a vehicle with a French GIAT TML 105 turret. The same turret was used on the French AMX-10RC. This version never reached production. There was also a CV90120 light tank. It was developed by BAE Systems as a private venture. Development of this tank was completed in 2001. However it received no commercial success as well. As of 2014 this tank received no production orders.

This tank is fitted with a fully-stabilized 105-mm high-pressure low recoil gun. Turret has a bustle-mounted autoloader. The gun is compatible with all standard NATO 105-mm tank ammunition and newly developed smart ammunition. It provides crew commanders with a wide choice of ammunition to suit the tactical situation. The gun can be elevated to +42°. This feature allows the vehicle to operate more efficiently in mountainous and urban terrain. Also this tank has an indirect HE capability with a range of up to 10 km.

This vehicle is also compatible with Falarick anti-tank guided missiles. These missiles are launched in the same manner as ordinary rounds and provide strengthened anti-armor capability. Missiles have a range in excess of 5 km and can be used against heavy armor, helicopters and fortifications. The Falarick has a tandem warhead and penetrates over 550 mm behind ERA. Missile has a semi-automatic guidance by laser beam. It was specially designed by Ukrainian Luch Design Bureau to be launched from the Cockerill gun.

The CV90105 light tank can fulfill many roles, such as direct infantry support, reconnaissance and operation behind enemy lines. However it can not engage modern main battle tanks efficiently. Unless ambushing them. Also CMI Defence proposes the same turret armed with a 120-mm gun, that has improved anti-armor capability.

Modular armor of the CV90105 can be configured to various levels of protection. Add-on passive or explosive reactive armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. It is speculated that front arc with add-on passive armor protects against 30-mm armor-piercing discarding sabot rounds. All-round protection is against 14.5-mm armor-piercing projectiles. Interior of the vehicle is lined with a spall liner.

The CV90105 light tank is fitted with a high performance fire control system. It has day/night capability. Vehicle has an integrated battlefield management system, which ensure situational awareness.

This light tank is powered by a Scania DI16 turbocharged diesel engine. Due to its lighter weight the CV90105 is more strategically and tactically mobile than main battle tanks. It does not require largest cargo aircraft in order to be airlifted. It can be carried by Airbus A400M or similar military cargo aircraft.





The CV 90105 TML is a private venture development between Giat Industries of France, responsible for the TML 105 mm turret and, Hägglunds Vehicle of Sweden which is responsible for the CV 90 chassis, which is fully described in the Armoured personnel carriers (tracked) section.

The CV 90 chassis, when fitted with the Bofors 40 mm turret, is designated the CV 9040, this being the model in service with the Swedish Army.

For the export market, Hägglunds Vehicle developed the CV 9030 which has a two-man Hägglunds Vehicle turret armed with The Boeing Company 30 mm Chain Gun. This is currently in production for Norway as the CV 9030N.

Late in 1999, the Swiss Army selected the CV 9030CH to meet its future requirement, with an order to be placed for at least 186 vehicles in the future.

weights, т 23
Crew чел. 4
Diametrs мм
w 3100
clearance 450
Armour: against armour penetrade ammunitions
Gun 105-мм G2, coaxial7.62-мм пулемет M-39
Complect :56 shells ,, 2000 ammunitions


The TML 105 mm turret has been developed as a private venture by Giat Industries and can be installed on a wide range of chassis, tracked and wheeled. It has been installed on the chassis of the Giat Industries 105 mm AMX-10RC (6 × 6) armoured car and the Swiss MOWAG Piranha (10 × 10) armoured combat vehicle. Both of these are covered in the Reconnaissance vehicles section.
This gun doesnt use same 105mm ammoas same as CMI or L7 tanks,M1 ,leopard1 guns use.


The CV 90105 TML was shown for the first time in June 1994 by which time it had already completed its firing trials. The CV 90105 TML is aimed at the export market.

More recently Giat Industries has developed a more advanced TML 105 turret which has an electrically stabilised 105 mm gun and stabilised sights. Full details of this are given in the entry for the Giat Industries VEXRA (8 × 8) 105 mm covered in detail in the following section.
 
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CV90120


The CV90120-T tank has a firepower compatible with modern main battle tanks.

The CV90120-T light tank was developed by the BAE Systems Hagglunds as a private venture. The main goal was to meet the firepower of modern main battle tanks, but with greater tactical and strategic mobility. The first prototype of the CV90120-T was completed in 1998. After extensive trials development of this light tank was finally completed in 2001. Despite that further improvements in a number of areas continued, especially electronics. The CV90120-T is being actively proposed for possible customers worldwide, however as of 2014 no production orders were placed on this light tank.

The CV90120-T is armed with a fully-stabilized Swiss Ordnance 120-mm high-pressure low-recoil smoothbore gun. It fires modern NATO ammunition. A total of 45 rounds for the main gun are carried. Claimed maximum rate of fire is up to 14 rounds per minute.

The CV90120-T tank is fitted with a computerized fire control system and stabilized day/night sights. Vehicle's integrated battlefield management system ensures situational awareness.

Modular armor of the CV90120-T can be configured to various levels of protection. Additional passive armor package can be fitted. It is speculated that the front arc with add-on armor protects against 30-mm armor-piercing discarding sabot rounds. All-round protection is against 14.5-mm armor-piercing projectiles. Furthermore explosive reactive armor can be fitted for even higher level of protection. Interior is lined with a spall liner. Survivability of the CV90120-T light tank is further enhanced by the tank's Defensive Aids Suite, including laser, radar and missile approach warning systems, multi-spectral aerosol active countermeasures system. A top attack radar can identify precision guided anti-tank munitions. Furthermore vehicle's design has some certain stealth features.

This light tank has a crew of four, including commander, gunner, loader and driver.

The CV90120-T uses modified CV90 (or Combat Vehicle 90) infantry fighting vehicle chassis. Vehicle is powered by the Scania DI16 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 670 hp. Running and life cycle expenses on this light tank are considerably lower comparing with modern main battle tanks. Furthermore unlike most modern MBTs that can only be airlifted by the largest transport aircraft, the CV90120-T can be transported by Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.





 
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