BERLIN ($1=1.00 Euro) — A video published on YouTube shows what the Franco-German main battle tank is, developed under the EMBT [Enhanced Main Battle Tank] project. New designs four-man crew, distributed as follows: commander, gunner, driver, and combat operator.
The Belgian online portal Army Reconnaissance makes a brief retrospective of the latest weapons platform expected to conquer the European market. EMBT is developed by two companies. These are the French company NEXTER Defense Systems and the German company KMW [Krauss-Maffei Wegmann]. Army Reconnaissance defines the EMBT as mobile, fast and flexible like the Leopard tank, which has the French firepower of the Leclerc tank.
The tank is armed with a 120mm smoothbore gun. It fires all NATO ammunition of this caliber. The tank has an automatic charging system. It is connected directly to the 120mm gun. As secondary armament, the EMBT has two machine guns. One is a 12.7mm coaxial machine gun, and the other is a 7.62mm caliber. Both are mounted on the dome, but in a different configuration. The tank has one more gun – 30mm mounted in the rear part of the turret. It is designed by a French company, as are the other weapons on the tank.
EMBT has various protections. The most famous and perhaps the most effective armor is the Israeli TROPHY APS [Active Protection System]. Therefore, it is not a surprise that this APS is installed on the new EMBT. However, the tank also has a laser warning system, as Army Reconnaissance writes. In addition to the two defenses, the EMBT has 80mm launchers, again developed by the French, but this time by the Lacroix company. This system is known under the name GALIX.
The EMBT weighs just over 61 tons, is about 10 meters long, nearly 4 meters wide, and just over 3 meters high. It can travel at a maximum speed of 65 km/h thanks to its MTU 883 EPP engine, providing 1,500 horsepower. With a full tank of fuel, the tank can cover a maximum distance of 450-460 km.
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