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Key Data

Cost: $9 Million NSD per unit.
DPR: $350 Billion NSD.

Crew
3 crew members (driver, commander, gunner).
Compartment contains storage for 3 small arms and low ammo hold.

Dimensions
Length (with gun forward): 9.71 m.
Height: 2.39 m.
Width: 3.73 m.
Weight: 61.01 tons.
Ground Clearance: 0.45 m.

Performance
Maximum Speed: 79 kph.
Range 600 km.
Torsion bar suspension.
Propulsion: CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo diesel engine.
1,500 PS (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW) at 2,600 rpm.
Transmission: Renk Auto HSWL 354.
Gas Capacity: 1,200 litres (264 imperial gallons; 317 US gallons).

Electronics
Eisen-Schloss Combat Networking.
Frauns FCS.

Armament
Main Armament: WA Type 5 105 mm 52 caliber smoothbore cannon (60 rounds) (auto-reloading system).
Secondary Weapons (coaxial): Optional slot for various machine guns (Commoner use of 7.58×54mm WA CTA LSW MareV2 is standard). Such options include machine guns and grenade launchers (13,500 rounds or 3,200 grenades).
Commander Weapon Station: Armored bubble for HMG use (14.5 mm pictured, 4,500 rounds). Optional slot for other machine guns and grenade launchers.

Armour and Protection
Non-active: 'Eisen Wand' 3rd Generation Composite 'DT' Armor: 1st lvl: ERA blocks or other slat attachments; 2nd lvl: Metal-composite matrix outer layer, composite two layer thick titanium alloy tiles (Ti-6A1-4V); 3rd lvl: WA-51A DU Mesh; 4th lvl: fibreglass/rubber internal liner.
Active: 'Eisenschild' Active Protection System
NBC protection (main + auxiliary).
Pentafluoroethane crew compartment fire extinguishing, Self sealed fuel tank + foam extinguishing.


Background
The Feurig 1A1 Main Battle Tank was conceived on April 3rd, 1983 as A combined project between vehicle manufacturing companies and Wolf Armaments. Urgently seeking a domestic tank design for various reasons - the TECT Armed Forces put a bid into the market to produce the beginning of a new series of domestic designed and built main battle tanks. Chief among the reasons was to replace an aging fleet of foreign bought main battle tanks which both lacked capability and the Empire's many requirements. An economic boom from the mass production of said main battle tank, as well as it's export profitability, was a major deciding factor as well. Designers, new to the designing of such armored vehicles, decided to take inspiration from Western and Eastern tank designs; such inspirations include the turret's overall design and the body's overall design. Although not the fastest or smallest tank on the field, the Feurig 1A1 was among the most accurate and powerful tanks that eventually made it to final testing. After years of production from 1975 to 83 - the Feurig 1A1 was approved for mass production and the first batch arrived on April 3rd, 1983.

Named after the Commoner god of war's primary spear weapon, the 'Feurig' or Fiery in german was used by the Commoner god of war to set entire cities ablaze and pierce any defenses it encountered. Accuracy and firepower are the main selling points of the Feurig 1A1; its 105 mm cannon is super-accurate and a selection of heavy machine gun placements made the tanks fearsome to most enemies. Armor, although not the most inventive, is highly affective against projectile penetration. Starting from the body on up - the Feurig 1A1 had western inspirations in build, its interior and exterior resembled the German Leopard series. No space wasted while taking full advantage of the sloping and body design - the interior comfortable for crew that did not present a danger for them. An efficient track and propulsion system gives the tank a strong propulsion through rough terrain at home and abroad; light pads on the ends and heavy material tracks give the vehicle a safer track system - the suspension, a torsion bar suspension, ensure free operation. The turret, inspired from Eastern Soviet designs, ensures maximum thickness with angle performance while also setting up the tank's auto-reloading system. Built around it, the auto-reloading system makes up the largest portion of the turret; it is designed to automatically load a cartridge, eject spent shells out a ground-facing hatch bellow the gun, and prepare the next round for firing. The gunner essentially has to keep loaded the fifteen round belt, operate the gun, and maintain and operate all weapons; in the situation the auto-reloading system fails or breaks down, the gunner can manually load and eject the spent cartridges. In case of a NBC attack, spent rounds can be stored in the storage area instead of ejecting. The commander station is an armored bubble mounting an extra weapon system, such as a heavy machine gun or grenade launcher; the viewing ports allow the commander to see outside the vehicle without the need for electronics. Not without electronics - the Feurig 1A1 features interfaces, computers, and various operational electronic systems for many roles. These include, but are not limited to, fire control system, battlespace networking, automatic protection systems, and visual tools (camera mounted on the front of the vehicle).

Propulsion/Mobility
The Feurig 1A1 is powered by a CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo diesel engine. It was designed by Commoner Volkswagen Engineering originally for heavy duty trucks and machinery. With some modifications and tuning, it was used to power the Feurig 1A1. The Type 975 is known for its high compression and very high power to displacement ratio; allowing it to pour out vast amounts of power even for its smaller size. It was placed in the rear half of the vehicle where it is protected with a lining of armor that is especially thick facing the crew and has in place protection systems to protect the crew from engine failures; in case of a direct hit or engine failure, the explosion and/or fire is projected upward away from crew through reactive hatches. The Feurig 1A1 also boasts high mobility and agility in rougher terrain, utilizing its engine power and agile propulsion design to maneuver better in rougher terrain. Traveling at top speed, the Feurig 1A1 can reach 79 kph, especially on roads while traversing through rough terrain at a marginally slower speed. The gas capacity is 1,200 litres (264 imperial gallons; 317 US gallons).

In an attempt to counter inferred signature; exhaust pipes are water cooled and angled off to the sides of the vehicle to create more surface area and disbursement of heat. The Feurig 1A1 can traverse through 1.2 meter (3 ft 11 in) water crossings without a snorkel or 4 meters (13 ft) deep with a snorkel, and it can handle most irregular terrain.

Armaments
The primary armament of the Feurig 1 is the WA Type 12 120mm 55 caliber ETC smoothbore gun, which is capable of firing many ordinances at long distances accurately. The Feurig 1 is also armed with an HMG and LMG as top mounted guns, and comes with two guided ATGM mounted on the turret's side's (two missile canisters, dual mounted).

The turret is built around the auto loader and is also a reinforced sloped design for added protection. The recoil system was designed to absorb the majority of recoil from the main gun firing. The type 12 120mm gun is made of a special mesh of metals to strengthen the gun's overall design; allowing for durability and longer firing sessions.

Utilizing the 'Eisen-Schloss' Combat Networking system, the Feurig 1 keeps up-to-date on information outside of its hard shell. Seeing important data real time on internal devices gives mapping, direct contact tools, and other various systems that allows a Feurig 1 to keep in tight communication with allied forces inside its unit, allied units on the battlefield, and connection to command base. The networking is highly encrypted to ensure countermeasures to any hacking or sabotage efforts made by enemy forces.

The Frauns Fire Control System uses user and system-supplied data from a variety of sources, to compute, display, and incorporate the three components of a ballistic solution -- lead angle, ammunition type, and range to the target -- to accurately fire the tank and defeat hostile forces. The Frauns FCS determines these three components by using a laser rangefinder, crosswind sensor, a pendulum static cant sensor, data concerning performance and flight characteristics of each specific type of round, tank-specific boresight alignment data, ammunition temperature, air temperature, barometric pressure, a muzzle reference system that determines and compensates for barrel drop at the muzzle due to gravitational pull and barrel heating due to firing or sunlight, and target speed determined by tracking rate tachometers in the gunner's or commander's controls handles. All this information is computed in the ballistic solution and displayed to crew members inside, updating over 29 times a second. The gunner then manipulates the turret with the guidance and assistance of the ballistic computer; essentially making the job a point and shoot fire system, greatly simplifying the job of the gunner.

The Feurig 1 utilizes both thermal, night, and reflective mirror viewpoints to spot targets; targets are usually spotted immediately and targets are arranged from the most imminent threat to the lowest by the ballistic computer. In the event that systems fail or are damaged, the turret and gun can be manually moved by crew inside; aiming is then conducted using a boresight telescoping sight and quick calculations. Its other systems, the machine gun mounts, either aim using its iron sights, scopes, or when the primary machine gun is controlled by a Remote Control System, it uses varying optics (night, thermal, and HD vision cameras) to spot targets.

Armor and Protection
The Feurig 1A1 utilizes a unique sloped armor design intended to improve the tank's survivability through increased depth thickness; this design increases armor thickness while not actually requiring more heavy armor. The choice of armor for the Feurig 1A1 is the 'Eisen Wand' 3rd Generation Composite 'Dual Tile' Armor. 'DT' armor is unique in that it utilizes thick two layer plates rather then a single plate or complex series of plates. This armor is named after the weapon used by the Commoner god of war as a shield for protection and for his brutal assaults.

The complex armor design is created using layers of protection meant to counter potential hostile fire. The first layer is made up of 'hard defenses'. This includes the right and left panel insert section along the tank's sides; these tiles in question are inserts that, in Commoner use, are made from similar titanium or steel plates. ERA and/or NERA (or even NxRA) plates can also be placed above the aforementioned tiles to combat shaped charge attacks that the tank may encounter, or as additional armoring against various threats. The turret also features a vast array of sloped attachment slots that increase survivability along the body and turret. The turret's bubble design is designed to lower the overall profile while also increasing angle depth from all sides - thereby increasing its already tough turret armor. The next layer is the tank's metal mesh outer layer that makes the surface grainy and hard; under that matrix are thick two tile deep 'DT' titanium alloy armor. This armor is made of a powerful and durable titanium alloy (Ti-6A1-4V) in a thick tile like plate; two plates are connected to each other with a small gap pocket to combat spall like weaponry. The two thick tile system adds a unique thickness and hard-face approach to counter enemy anti-tank weaponry. The thick armoring plates are all connected and act as the vehicle's primary armor and protection against hostile action; Its monocoque hull is then constructed with the same material for additional support.

The next layer in the process is a layer of thick depleted uranium plates that reinforce the tank's armor and act as the last stand against full penetration. The final layers is a mix of rubber and fiberglass lining in order to protect from certain threats (shaped charges and spall spreading like weapons) and add additional comfort to the crew inside. An anti-shaped charge cage around the turret and body can also be fitted if requested. An NBC system protects the crew from nuclear and biological threats outside the comfort of the thick armor; axillary systems and countermeasures are also in place in the instance the main NBC system malfunctions or fails. Fire protection is also important for crews inside; that is why the Feurig 1A1 uses a Pentafluoroethane crew compartment to combat fire threats and have present fire extinguishing capabilities on board to counteract fires. The tank's engine and gas compartment are located to the rear of the tank behind additional armoring; there is also a thick shield between the crew and the self sealed fuel tank/engine. In the case of a direct hit that damages or destroys the fuel tank/engine, the flames and explosion are directed up and away from the crew through reactive escape points.

The primary means of signature reduction is focused on the engine and drive systems of the vehicle. While already alluded to above in the analysis of the platform's propulsion and mobility, relevant points will be reiterated here for ease of reference. As with a number of earlier marks of AFV, the Feurig 1A1's decoupled suspension is separated from the hull, and similarly separated from the final section which turns the drive wheels, a factor which considerably lowers audibility in itself. By utilizing the Eisen-Schloss Combat System to actively monitor the engine and propulsion systems, the crew are able to remain constantly aware of the amount of noise being generated, and also the amount of heat being radiated. Furthermore, as indicated in the propulsion and mobility section, the Feurig 1A1 utilizes active cooling of its own exhaust - a further means of suppressing thermal and infrared signature to enemy forces.

The 'Eisenschild' Active Protection System works to protect the tank from active ground, aircraft, and other threats; more notably missile, incoming AT rounds, and ground forces. The system uses a Missile Countermeasure Device (MCD) that emits a massive, condensed infrared signal to confuse the seeker of an anti-tank guided missile. A semi-active control line-of-sight (SACLOS) system acts as countermeasures for wire and radio guided anti-tank missiles, and thermally and infrared guided missiles are also combated. Canister launchers on the outside of the tank can be armed with shrapnel or smoke rounds to conceal and protect itself from swarming hostiles. 'Eisenschild' also uses on-board radar to detect hostiles and incoming threats in a 360 degree angle; infused with protective countermeasures that deploy munitions and other passive/active countermeasures to combat incoming missiles, rockets, and RPGs. An impressive suite of active ECM as a means of defeating incoming radar guided missiles, and the suite is usually activated if detection equipment determines that multiple radar signatures are illuminating the vehicle in question

Export
The Feurig 1A1 is available for purchase on the Wolf Armaments storefront page for $8 million NSD per unit; DPR costs $350 Billion NSD.
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Postby Common Territories » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:08 pm

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Key Data

Cost: $10.5 Million NSD per unit.
DPR: N/A.

Crew
3 crew members (driver, commander, gunner).

Dimensions
Length (with gun forward): 8.58 m.
Height: 2.31 m.
Width: 3.73 m.
Weight: 54.09 tons.
Ground Clearance: 0.45 m.

Performance
Maximum Speed: 80 kph.
Range 600 km.
Torsion bar suspension.
Propulsion: CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo multi-fuel engine
1,500 PS (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW) at 2,600 rpm.
Transmission: Renk Auto HSWL 354.
Gas Capacity: 1,200 litres (264 imperial gallons; 317 US gallons)

Electronics
Eisen-Schloss Combat Networking.
Frauns FCS.

Armament
Main Armament: WA Type 19 130 mm 60 caliber Smoothbore Cannon (40 rounds with auto-reloading system).
Secondary Weapon (Coaxial): Optional slot for various machine guns, automatic cannons, and grenade launchers (15,000 rounds MG or 250 rounds AC or 4,500 grenades).
Other: Pintle Commander Weapon System, various armaments such as HMG/RWS (SMJ-AP 14.5 mm RWS pictured); interchangeable with other systems. (2,500 rounds).
Dual Mounted 'Speer' ATGM Launchers (2 per launch unit, 4 stored reloads or one full reload).

Armour and Protection
Non-active: 'Eisen Wand' 4th Generation Composite 'T4' Armor: 1st lvl: ERA blocks or other slat attachments; 2nd lvl: Metal-composite matrix outer layer, composite four layer thick titanium alloy tiles (Ti-6A1-4V); 3rd lvl: WA-51A DU Mesh; 4th lvl: Ceramic SiC armor layer; 5th lvl: fibreglass/rubber internal liner.
Active: 'Shield' Active Protection system. 16 multipurpose 80 mm grenade launchers, 4 'shotgun' pellet dispensers, and two RMS missile launchers (6 missiles total, 3 per launcher).
NBC protection (main + auxiliary).
Pentafluoroethane crew compartment fire extinguishing, Self sealed fuel tank + foam extinguishing.


Background and Design
The Feurig 1A2 is a modern improved upgrade to the Feurig 1A1 main battle tank as part of the "Feurig Renovation Project". This upgrade, similar to the Feurig 2A2, was designed to improve upon the Feurig 1A1's many flaws and upgrade its overall design from the previous model to a modernized model. The needed upgrade was made with the intention of upgrading older models and replacing older A1 models entirely from service - the additional manufacturing of these vehicles would also serve as additional exports for foreign buyers. The Feurig 1A2's upgrade is similar to the Feurig 2A2's but as with each tank - each tank got special upgrades unique to itself. Included is a newer turret that shares much of the original concept of 'bubbled armor' shape, new electronics and other modern electronic systems, and a brand new main cannon that is unique to the entire series of Feurig tanks. The FRP project was dedicated to improving the Feurig 1A2 by attempting to correct the tank's various glaring issues - such as its size, weight, performance, and older electronics/hardware. Designers did not intend the Feurig 1A2 to replace the Feurig 2A2 as its leading main battle tank, rather, they wished to provide an upgraded model capable of modern combat that older models could upgrade to - another tank model for sale would also be good for the company's export. The Feurig 1A2 was also envisioned to serve with TECT's Home Guard, which would serve only on domestic territory in most cases. Designers introduced the new upgrade in 2013 after working with associated companies; it's release prior to the Feurig 2A2 brought high hopes for for the second tank's latest model. The Feurig 1A2 is now widely available as an upgrade package and for purchases.

Propulsion/Mobility
The Feurig 1A2 is powered by a CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo multifuel engine. It is used in the vehicle's first model, on both Feurig 2 models, and on various other heavy duty Commoner vehicles. It was designed by Commoner Volkswagen Engineering originally for heavy duty trucks and machinery. The Type 975 is known for its high compression and very high power to displacement ratio; allowing it to pour out vast amounts of power even for its smaller size. It was placed in the rear half of the vehicle where it is protected and has in-place protection systems to protect the crew from engine failures. The Feurig 1A2 also boasts improved high mobility and agility, utilizing its engine power and agile engineering with its smaller turret and lighter weight. Traveling at top speed; the Feurig 1A2 can reach up to eighty kilometers-an-hour while traveling at a moderately slower rate while traversing rough terrain. The gas capacity is 1,200 litres (264 imperial gallons; 317 US gallons).

In an attempt to counter inferred signature; exhaust pipes are water cooled and angled off to the sides of the vehicle to create more surface area and disbursement of heat. The tank can handle 1.2 meters (3 ft 11 in) water crossings without a snorkel or 4 meters (13 ft) deep with a snorkel, and it can handle most irregular terrain.

Armaments
The Feurig 1A2 uses a Type 19 one-hundred and thirty millimeter (sixty caliber) smoothbore cannon, replacing the Feurig standard Type 12 one-hundred and twenty millimeter smoothbore cannon as its main armament. Designers envisioned the more powerful cannon to use equally more powerful ammunition that would increase the range and power of warheads against heavy armored targets. The longer barrel and larger caliber improves the overall performance of the cannon.

The turret is built around a new automatic loading system designed to assist crew in loading and expelling tank munitions. This autoloading system is designed to reduce fatigue and increase speed of ammunition reloading while correcting issues with previous ammunition designs; such as a manual option to swap out loaded shells and loading system that keeps ten rounds loaded at all times ready to be loaded and fired for fast fire rates. At any time a prepared round can be swapped with another round - allowing the tank crew to keep a flexible control over their munition loading process. The system is built around a simple rack that stores ready munitions and simple mechanisms that load the round fast. This vertical rack rotates fully similar to tank tracks; each slot holds a lined mesh bottom that allows stable holding of the munition and the capability to pull a munition out of the line to replace at any time. When a round is set to be loaded, a gripping arm twists into position on the base of the munition and shoots forward to the now open loading mechanism, untwists, and retracts to its original system; the track spot the now sent round was on folds down and the track rotates to move the next munition into place. This entire system is stored inside the ammunition pod which is protected by a sliding-and-locking armor door that protects the crew. The recoil system was designed to absorb the majority of recoil from the main gun, which also ejects the spent material via a bottom section ejection port. The type 19 is made of a special mesh of metals to strengthen the gun's overall design; the addition of chrome lining to the barrel further adds durability and produces longer firing sessions for the cannon.

The updated Frauns Fire Control System uses user and system-supplied data from a variety of sources, to compute, display, and incorporate the three components of a ballistic solution - lead angle, ammunition type, and range to the target -- to accurately fire the tank and defeat hostile forces. The Frauns FCS determines these three components by using a laser rangefinder, crosswind sensor, a pendulum static cant sensor, data concerning performance and flight characteristics of each specific type of round, tank-specific boresight alignment data, ammunition temperature, air temperature, barometric pressure, a muzzle reference system that determines and compensates for barrel drop at the muzzle due to gravitational pull and barrel heating due to firing or sunlight, and target speed determined by tracking rate tachometers in the gunner's or commander's controls handles. This information is gathered by equipment on the tank's turret and from the tank's internal computers. All this information is computed in the ballistic solution and displayed to crew members inside, updating over twenty-eight times a second. The gunner then manipulates the turret with the guidance and assistance of the ballistic computer; essentially making the job a point and shoot fire system, greatly simplifying the job of the gunner. The newer systems have improved the tank's accuracy and overall operation.

The Feurig 2A2 utilizes both thermal, night, and reflective mirror viewpoints to spot targets; targets are usually spotted immediately and targets are arranged from the most imminent threat to the lowest by the ballistic computer. These sights are the tank's frontal roof on a 360 degree swivel unit; this unit contains a HD camera feed, thermal camera, night vision camera, and a rangefinder among other visual targeting components. In the event that systems fail or are damaged, the turret and gun can be manually moved by crew inside; aiming is then conducted using a boresight telescoping sight and quick calculations. Its other systems, the machine gun mounts, either aim using its iron sights, scopes, or when the primary machine gun is controlled by a Remote Control System, it uses varying optics (night, thermal, and HD vision cameras) to spot targets.

Networking/Electronics
As with all TECT designed vehicles, the Feurig 1A2 is designed to integrate seamlessly and easily into the most sophisticated of military forces. The vehicle is fitted with a highly extensive sensor suite so as to enable the transmission of as much information as possible into any extant battlenet, while possessing internal computational facilities so as to handle required downloads from it. A huge increase in the vehicle's technological capabilities which allows to to compete if not dominate the modern battlefield.

While designed to slot into any existing battlespace architecture, the Eisen-Schloss Combat Networking is the primary combat networking suit for TECT designed vehicles. Eisen-Schloss is an integrated and adaptive battlespace network that maximizes combat lethality, performance, and output and enables command and control on an unprecedented scale in any vehicle, unit, and device that uses. Information is sourced not only from multiple sources on the individual platform, but from every Eisen-Schloss equipped friendly vehicle within the battlespace, which provides constant informational updates across a broad spectrum of sources, both known to the operators, and operating below their awareness. At the most basic level, the Eisen-Schloss Combat System aims to accelerate engagement cycles and increase operational tempo at all levels of the battlefield and warfare. This acceleration is achieved by providing a mechanism to rapidly gather and distribute targeting information, and rapidly issue directives. Eisen-Schloss' ultra-high speed networking permits error-free, high integrity transmission in a bare fraction of the time required for voice-based transmission, and permits transfer of a wide range of data formats, from a multitude of compatible sources.

The WA Interface system that is placed in military vehicles from TECT utilize a far more advanced and adaptive control interface than standard, by displaying sensor data from the vehicle's external sensors directly onto the HUD inside the crew's headset-visor. As the crewman turns his head, the view pans, and either physical or voice activated controls are then used as required. By way of example, the crew commander may look left, with the weapon mounted on the commander's weapon station following his movement (if the function is activated). As required, the commander simply has to look at the target, and press the firing stud. Alternatively, he could look at a target, and designate it for engagement by the gunner by either voice command or toggle. Targets can be sequenced for engagement, and the gunner may target and fire in a similar manner using the vehicle's main gun. The gunner's station is identical to, and interchangeable with, the commander's, and either can take on additional roles if the situation requires. When used in conjunction with Eisen-Schloss, and the fast-traversing turret, the engagement speeds of the Feurig 1A2 are almost twice as fast as any previously designed TECT vehicles – a crucial element to AFV survivability, and fire support responsiveness.

These systems, including the Eisen-Schloss Combat System and interaction systems render the vehicle proof against electromagnetic interference or EMP-based attack using encryption and anti-electromagnetic technology, although these systems are a highly expensive addition. It was quickly reasoned, however, that when operating in an environment which may include anti-strategic platforms such as the nuclear arms and EMP weapons, the chances of the platform encountering high levels of electromagnetic interference goes up dramatically, and the dangers this presents far outweigh the relatively modest (though expensive in absolute terms) cost of the implementation of these countermeasure components.

Armor and Protection
The Feurig 1A2 utilizes a unique sloped armor design unique to the new generation of main battle tanks; the turret is especially unique in design due to its slope saucer like shape. Feurig 1A2 armor is constructed of the 'Eisen Wand' 4th Generation 'T4' Composite Armor variant; it is named after the weapon used by the Commoner god of war as a shield for protection and for his brutal assaults.

This complex armor design is created using layers of protection meant to counter potential hostile fire. The first layer is made up of 'hard defenses'. This includes the right and left panel insert section along the tank's sides; these tiles in question are inserts that, in Commoner use, are made from similar hardened titanium plates. ERA and/or NERA (or even NxRA) plates can also be placed above the aforementioned tiles to combat shaped charge attacks that the tank may encounter, or as additional armoring against various threats. The turret also features a vast array of sloped attachment slots that increase survivability. The turret's highly dual slopped design brings additional protection for crew with its new thickened layout; the high angles increases the true-measurement in depth when incoming projectiles strike said surface; new outer construction to the vehicle additionally adds similar angle affect to portions of the vehicle. The next layer is the tank's metal mesh outer layer that makes the surface grainy and hard; under that matrix are tiles of the earlier mentioned 'T4' (or to be specific, Ti-6A1-4V) armor. This armor is constructed in thick plates welded together in rows of four; instead of a single large heavy plate, a system of partially thick plates with minor spacing between the next plate - this is done with four plates and small gaps left between them. The idea of this formation of a 'super plate' creates layers of hard plates that resist penetration and spall, the bare pockets working to stop spall and shaped charges from achieving their mission, and each plate stopping or slowing penetrating projectiles. Rather then hardening and absorbing, T4 armor aims to achieve a system of multiple hardening and maximum resistance to projectiles/spall/shaped charges. The thick armoring plates are connected and act as the vehicle's primary armor and protection against hostile action; Its monocoque hull is then constructed with the same material for additional support.

The next layer in the process is a layer of thick depleted uranium plates that reinforce the tank's armor and act as the last stand against full penetration. The final layers are a mixture of SiC ceramic armor, rubber, and fiberglass lining in order to protect from certain threats (shaped charges and spall spreading like weapons) and add additional comfort to the crew inside. An anti-shaped charge cage around the turret and body can also be fitted if requested. An NBC system protects the crew from nuclear and biological threats outside the comfort of the thick armor; axillary systems and countermeasures are also in place in the instance the main NBC system malfunctions or fails. Fire protection is also important for crews inside; that is why the Feurig 1A2 uses a Pentafluoroethane crew compartment to combat fire threats and have present fire extinguishing capabilities on board to counteract fires. The tank's engine and gas compartment are located to the rear of the tank behind additional armoring; there is also a thick shield between the crew and the self sealed fuel tank/engine. In the case of a direct hit that damages or destroys the fuel tank/engine, the flames and explosion are directed up and away from the crew through reactive escape points.

The 'Shield' Active Protection system works to protect the tank from active ground, aircraft, and other threats, replacing the 'Eisenschild' Active Protection System; more notably missile, incoming AT rounds, and ground forces are particularly targeted threats. The full system for tanks uses a Missile Countermeasure Device (MCD) that emits a massive, condensed infrared signal to confuse the seeker of an anti-tank guided missile. A semi-active control line-of-sight (SACLOS) system acts as countermeasures for wire and radio guided anti-tank missiles, and thermally and infrared guided missiles are also combated. The 'Shield' Active Protection system utilizes its radar sensor to quickly detect incoming threats from a 360 degree point of view. Its quick speed allows for immediate action in identifying and tracking the threat; this system uses a munitions launcher to launch munitions to explode before hitting the vehicle, which will either destroy or greatly affect the threat of the projectile. The system is primarily set up to protect against guided anti-tank missiles and shaped charge attacks, which are usually used by infantry or other ground units to attack vehicles. This system also works against incoming tank rounds and ASM missiles. The two launcher systems, along with the smoke launchers, mount a shield around the vehicle against incoming threats. An impressive suite of active ECM as a means of defeating incoming radar guided missiles, and the suite is usually activated if detection equipment determines that multiple radar signatures are illuminating the vehicle in question.

The primary means of signature reduction is focused on the engine and drive systems of the vehicle. While already alluded to above in the analysis of the platform's propulsion and mobility, relevant points will be reiterated here for ease of reference. As with a number of earlier marks of AFV, the Feurig 1A2's decoupled suspension is separated from the hull, and similarly separated from the final section which turns the drive wheels, a factor which considerably lowers audibility in itself. By utilizing the Eisen-Schloss Combat System to actively monitor the engine and propulsion systems, the crew are able to remain constantly aware of the amount of noise being generated, and also the amount of heat being radiated. Furthermore, as indicated in the propulsion and mobility section, the Feurig 1A2, as with both its main battle tank ancestors and the original model, utilizes active cooling of its own exhaust - a further means of suppressing thermal and infrared signature to enemy forces.

Export
The Feurig 1A2 is an upgrade model designed to replace and modernize existing Feurig 1 main battle tanks as well as be the existing production model. That is why older models can be shipped back to Wolf Armaments and upgraded for half the cost of the vehicle; we will fully upgrade your existing old models of the Feurig 1 MBT for $6 Million NSD per vehicle. Doing this will create an agreed shipping agreement where we here at Wolf Armaments will perform full upgrades to older models to the A2 model; this means the new turret systems, new armaments, and latest Commoner military technology available. The Feurig 1A2 can be purchased standard as well on the Wolf Armaments storefront page for $10.5 Million NSD per unit.
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