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Feurig 2 MBT [Closed-No Posting]

Postby Common Territories » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:01 pm

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Key Data

Cost: $10 Million NSD per unit
DPR: $400 Billion NSD

Crew
4 crew members (driver, commander, gunner, 2nd gunner etc.).

Dimensions
Length (with gun forward): 9.68 m.
Height: 2.42 m.
Width: 3.70 m.
Weight: 56.08 tons.
Ground Clearance: 0.49 m.

Performance
Maximum Speed: 83.69 kph.
Range 620 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 12 120 mm 46 caliber smoothbore cannon (45 rounds).
Secondary Weapon (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.
Other: Dual Mounted ATGM launch points (2 per unit, 8 reloads stored).

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.
NBC protection (main + auxiliary).
Pentafluoroethane crew compartment fire extinguishing, Self sealed fuel tank + foam extinguishing.


Background
The Feurig 2A1 Main Battle Tank is a modernized and improved upon tank design based on the original Feurig 1 main battle tank; it was a renovated project between vehicle manufacturing companies and Wolf Armaments to create a new line of Feurig tanks that would see use in future wars. Its new design and new concepts were originally intended to replace the Feurig 1 Series for use in the TECT Armed Forces; in the 90's, commanders and political leaders were in search of additional options to not only improve the country's military but also steam up some economic activity. Between '90 and '95, the Feurig 2A1 project became a top priority and was the first domestic tank to be so massively manufactured ever before; commanders hoped it would bring in a new age of armored superiority while the country's leaders hoped the additional manufacturing jobs and activity would help the ever growing economy.

Designers took great strives to modify and enhance the tank's design into a more modern main battle tank; one that took experiences of the past and brought the tank to the modern age with brand new electronics. First prototypes were delivered for testing in 1992 with the hope that tests would give much needed input. Too heavy, a weak turret, and better interior design were among the 'drastic needs' for improvement. After many trials, modifications, and total rehauls - the project's final prototype batch was delivered to military commanders for testing purposes. Any later and the project mite have been canceled. Commanders took interest in the newer and less heavy vehicle - a much smarter operational tank was even more impressive with the addition of advanced interfaces, sensors, and all new electronic operating systems. After some minor tweaks, the TECT Government purchased vast fleets of the vehicle in order to overhaul the manufacturing process - and to begin the hunt for foreign buyers interested in the new tank design.

Still named appropriately 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. Like its namesake and prior design, the Feurig 2A1 was designed to bring both heavy firepower and high mobility to the battlefield. It presented the same 120 mm smoothbore cannon but replaced the auto reloading system with a crew position - it allowed a slightly faster reload speed and another crew hand for operation. The Feurig 2A1, starting from the ground up, featured new tracks with strong thick gripping pads for better traction - a strong center bar also improving their strength. These tracks are propelled by a Type 975 Ka-501multi-fuel engine, which can propel the tank to a top speed of almost eighty-four kilometers-an-hour - a considerably faster then the previous Feurig 1 Series. A new upgraded suspension vastly improved the Feurig 2A1's handling of various rough terrains, road or off-road the Feurig 2A1 can travel at lightning speeds. Like its previous design; the Feurig 2A1 can maneuver easily through most trenches and treacherous terrain; it 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. The body is now made with a better system of layering material with an all new depleted uranium layer that increases the tanks protection even further; this new body design shrunk the tank height and width wise. This all new construction made the vehicle lighter then the Feurig 1 Series - an innovation in both protection and construction. Feurig 2A1's brand new turret is a lengthened slope like design intended to make its profile sleeker, therefore harder to hit. The turret is home to many of the Feurig 2A1's various innovations - these include new sensors mounted to the rear, new APS designs, home to new electronics and interfaces, and a new age in turret design. An armored bubble mounting a machine gun emplacement is still in place for maximum protection of the gun's operator.

Propulsion/Mobility
The Feurig 2A1 is powered by a CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo multi-fuel engine. It was designed by Commoner Volkswagen Engineering originally for heavy duty trucks and machinery. It was used to power the Feurig 1 Series with great results and designers decided to keep the engine for the Feurig 2A1. 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 additional armor and has in place protection systems to protect the crew from engine failures; in case of a direct hit and/or explosion to the engine and gas tank, the explosion is directed up and out of emergency hatches rather then to the crew department or ammo storage. The Feurig 2A1 boasts a more nimble and speedy platform that is lighter and smaller compared to the Feurig 1 Series, thanks to its improved tracks and padding as well. Traveling at top speed, the Feurig 2A1 can reach about eighty-four kilometers-per-hour, especially on roads while traveling at moderately slower speeds 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. Travel through water, it can handle 1.2 meters (3 ft 11 in) water crossings without a snorkel or 4 meters (13 ft) deep with a snorkel. Pads on the bottoms of tracks improve traction while traversing in various environments.

Armaments
The primary armament of the Feurig 2A1 is the WA Type 12 120 mm smoothbore cannon, which is capable of firing many ordinances many ordinances at four to eight thousand meters accurately. The barrel features a chrome lined metal mesh design and a bore evacuator, all of which improve the barrel's strength and longevity for use and long term battle use. The Feurig 2A1 also comes with a top mounted portal system for heavy machine guns and grenade launcher systems; the wide selection of heavy and light armaments make it a fearsome secondary weapon system. Mounted on both sides are ATGM mounts for two launch units, the Commoner standard being the 'Speer' ATGM, which has a range of eight hundred meters to twenty-five thousand meters and allows for custom pathing to engage targets; a gun launched variant also exists for tank cannon use (two missiles per unit, eight reloads or four full reloads).

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 2A1 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 face, peering wherever the gunner looks; 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 2A1 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.

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.

Exterior sensors mounted around the vehicle body and turret gather environmental data, input into both the battlespace network and combat systems, and is computed into real-time solutions for crew; these sensors include temperature, humidity, and various other environmental based sensors.The Frauns Fire Control System utilizes this gathered information to compute a firing solution for the gunner, based upon analysis of the target beneath the reticle in a telescopic style scope - there are 3x, 6x, and 12x zoom capability for this feature. This is achieved in less time than it would take the gunner to depress the firing stud. The firing solution assisted by Eisen-Schloss generates ensures a near-perfect hit percent at standard ranges, across all conditions, and increases odds for extended range operation. It is even programmed with special firing solutions for special ammunition use, such as missile based cannon rounds.

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 2A1 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 2A1 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 2A1 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 2A1'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 2A1, 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 2A1 is available for sale on the Wolf Armaments storefront page for $10 million NSD. Domestic Production Rights are sold at $400 billion NSD.
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Feurig 2A2 MBT

Postby Common Territories » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:08 pm

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Key Data

Cost: $12 Million NSD per unit.
DPR: Not available.

Crew
4 crew members (driver, commander, gunner, 2nd gunner etc.).
Compartment contains storage for 4 small arms and low ammo hold.

Dimensions
Length (with gun forward): 9.65 m.
Height: 2.29 m.
Width: 3.70 m.
Weight: 62.12 tons.
Ground Clearance: 0.44 m.

Performance
Maximum Speed: 83.69 kph.
Range: 620 km.
Suspension: Torsion Bar.
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 12 120mm 46 caliber smoothbore gun (40 rounds).
Secondary Weapon (Coaxial): 20 mm WA Mk-97 Automatic Cannon (250 rounds). Optional slot for various machine guns, automatic cannons, and grenade launchers (15,000 rounds MG or 4,500 grenades).
Other: Pintle Commander Weapon System, various armaments such as HMG/RWS (7.58×54mm WA CTA LSW MareV2 Machine Gun 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: 4th Generation Composite 'DT' Armor: 1st lvl: ERA blocks or other slat attachments; 2nd lvl: Metal-composite matrix outer layer, composite advanced dual-hardness TP-6 tiles; 3rd lvl: WA-51B 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 2A2 Main Battle Tank is a modern state-of-the-art improved design of the Feurig 2 main battle tank, which was originally based on the Feurig 1 main battle tank. The design is the latest upgrade to the vehicle as part of the "Feurig Renovation Project"; this project is designed to modernize and improve the Feurig line of main battle tanks using newer technology, theories, ideas, and problem solving based on stats, multiple experience reports, and research. The Feurig 2A2 was designed and first delivered in 2013 as part of the FRP project; working along with Wolf Armaments and various engineering companies - designers were focused on solving issues with the older model that both crews and commanders experienced. The upgrade includes a new advanced turret design, additional armaments, better armoring/protection, improved components, and upgraded electronic systems.

Starting with the turret, the Feurig 2A2's turret was completely replaced with a more advanced, more condensed, high angled design. Its front is a unique blade tip like shape that meets at the main gun; the main gun, which is the same as the previous model, is flanked on its left by a new twenty millimeter automatic cannon - it serves as the tank's coaxial weapon and secondary weapon. Both weapon systems are connected to their own armored mechanism and have a large fire radius. The turret's right and left flanks are also heavily sloped in a similar pattern as the front and side, which adds a unique layout for added protection. The turret was upgraded with a faster and better balancing swivel mechanism that improves turning speed and accuracy while also providing an environment tight seal. Mounted weapons like the 'Speer' ATGM are still easily accessible on side mounts. The roof was drastically remodeled with an improved commander weapon mount system, mounting dual swivel 'Shield Missile' launchers, an optical sensor node mounted to very front, and a wide selection of data gathering tools mounted on the rear portion of the turret. These exterior and internal sensors essentially gather environmental data in order to provide more accurate fire control solutions. Lastly. A new multiple grenade launcher system was mounted on a skirt of the turret instead of the smaller previous model; it mounts eight launchers, four per angle, along with two 'shotgun' APS systems for additional defense.

The overall body of the vehicle has, however, remained almost unchanged significantly. Improved tracks with a better padding model, stronger suspension, and lower profile are its main features. The armor design remains much of the same with brand new manufacturing layering techniques. Internally, however, the vehicle's computer systems and and sensors have been improved. The computers, including the fire control and battlespace computers, have been upgraded to the latest models as well as significant improvements to interfaces; storage space has also been improved in size to accommodate more ammunition for the new autocannon. These newer electronics increase the tank's accuracy and overall operation.

Propulsion/Mobility
The Feurig 2A2 is still powered by a CVE Type 975 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V-12 Twin-turbo multi-fuel engine. It was designed by Commoner Volkswagen Engineering originally for heavy duty trucks and machinery. It was used to power the first model and the Feurig 1 with great results and designers decided to keep the engine for the Feurig 2A2. 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 strategically 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 2A2 also boasts more high mobility and agility then its previous design, utilizing its engine power and agile engineering over its older and more bulky design; like its previous design,the Feurig 2A2 can maneuver easily through most trenches and treacherous terrain thanks to new engineered tank tracks that feature a strong griping pad and strong large center guide. Traveling at top speed, the Feurig 2A2 can reach 83.69 kph, especially on roads, and can travel at a moderately slower speed 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 primary armament of the Feurig 2A2 is the WA Type 12 120 mm smooth bore tank cannon, which is capable of firing many ordinances at four to eight thousand meters accurately; it was kept with the alteration to the muzzle and redesign to the construction of the barrel - which now features chrome lined metal mesh barrel and an improved bore evacuator, all of which improve the barrel's strength and longevity for use and long term battle use. New to the Feurig 2 in its new A2 model is the WA 20 mm automatic cannon adjacent to the left side of the tank's cannon, replacing lighter machine guns as its coaxial weapon; this single barreled weapon system has a sixteen hundred (1,600 m) to seven thousand meter range and can target a variety of enemy targets - including infantry, vehicles, and aircraft. The Feurig 2A2 can also mount ATGM systems to both turret flanks, allowing for four armed missiles and four stored reloads inside. The Commoner standard 'Speer' ATGM has a range of eight hundred meters to twenty-five thousand meters and allows for custom pathing to engage targets; a gun launched variant also exists for tank cannon use. The last armament available is a commander weapon mounted to one of the top hatches of the vehicle; this mount can utilize machine guns, grenade launchers, and a remote weapon system (RWS).

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 2A2 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.

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 2A2 are almost twice as fast as any previously designed TECT vehicles – a crucial element to AFV survivability, and fire support responsiveness.

Exterior sensors mounted around the vehicle body and turret gather environmental data, input into both the battlespace network and combat systems, and is computed into real-time solutions for crew; these sensors include temperature, humidity, and various other environmental based sensors.The Frauns Fire Control System utilizes this gathered information to compute a firing solution for the gunner, based upon analysis of the target beneath the reticle in a telescopic style scope - there are 3x, 6x, and 12x zoom capability for this feature. This is achieved in less time than it would take the gunner to depress the firing stud. The firing solution assisted by Eisen-Schloss generates ensures a near-perfect hit percent at standard ranges, across all conditions, and increases odds for extended range operation. It is even programmed with special firing solutions for special ammunition use, such as missile based cannon rounds.

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 2A2 utilizes a unique sloped armor design similar to its previous model - its new turret reinforces and adds additional benefits to the Feurig 2A2, including additional sloping, brand new and much improved perceived height platform, and increased armor protection on the roof. The choice of armor for the Feurig 2A2 is the 'Eisen Wand' 'Dual (Hardness) Titanium' Armor - this armor is an improvement to the 4th Generation composite of multiple layers of advance armoring that feature newer advances in titanium armoring. This armor 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 dual hardened titanium plates (explained later). 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 - a 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 TP-6 (or dual hardened titanium) armor. This armor, as described in this study, works with hardening titanium into a new generation of titanium alloy; it focuses on hardness, absorption of force without damage, and resisting penetration and fragmentation. The exact make up of these plates is a 'hard-face' and 'soft-face' - the hard face resists and repels while the soft-face absorbs and catches spall, they are then forged together to make a thick plate for armoring. The front plate is made of Ti-5Ge-3Fe-3Si-1N while the rear plate is made of Ti-5A1-2. 5Li. The original design had issues with heat absorption, fracturing with component parts, and excessive gas evolution in melting appears as major issues. Armor engineers replaced the silicon nitride with a lithium addition instead, which has a better mixing process that eliminates the forming of oxides by absorbing impurities and increasing bondage (also with additional electromagnetic resistance properties). 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 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 2A2 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. The electric drive differs from conventional AFV drive system arrangements by utilizing a hybrid powerplant. This essentially means that the engine generates electric power which in turn powers the batteries which propel the vehicle. The electric drive, has, importantly, implemented a suite of features designed to mitigate its detectability, both acoustically and thermally. Moreover, the presence of dual APUs and the primary and secondary battery banks allow the vehicle to be driven for several hours with the main engines off, which pushes the sound generated to below that of a conventional civilian motor vehicle. As with a number of earlier marks of AFV, the Feurig 2A2'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 2A2, 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.

The Feurig 2A2 uses the 'Shield' Active Protection system to protect the vehicle from active ground, aircraft, and other threats, utilizing its sixteen multipurpose grenade launchers, 'shotgun' pellet dispensers, and Remote Missile Systems to maximum use; more notably missile, incoming AT rounds, and other various ground threats are the primary targets of this system. The newer full system for tanks and other armored vehicles uses a Missile Countermeasure Device (MCD, and RMS included) 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 either a munitions launchers to launch munitions to explode before hitting the vehicle or a short range missile launcher to intercept incoming threats - a pellet 'shotgun' like dispenser also acts as an integral part of the system. 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 when successful either destroys, knocks the projectile off target, or lessens the affect of the weapon's damage. This system has also shown good results in countering incoming tank shells and artillery rounds; aircraft borne munitions are included as a primary target for this system. The Feurig 2A2's multilaunchers, 'shotguns', and RMS are the primary vehicles for the 'Shield' system on the Feurig 2A2 and erect an invisible 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.

Variants

2A2-52: The Feurig 2A2-52 is a new barreled variant of the tank. Instead of the tank's standard forty-six caliber gun, the 2A2-52 wields a fifty-two caliber gun. The new cannon is essentially to improve the tank's overall firepower; increasing accuracy along with power - which is intended to improve performance of non-depleted uranium anti-tank shells. Depleted uranium penetrators work with the already forty-six caliber gun, but in an effort to improve the tank's firepower and equal penetration by non-DU cartridges, a larger cannon near the fifty to fifty-five caliber range was needed.

Bridge Deploy Vehicle: The BDV is essentially a lighter armed, non-DU armor layered variant of the Feurig 2A2. It's goal is to deploy its twenty meter long bridge to allow armored vehicles to cross rough terrain.

Export
The Feurig 2A2 is the latest tank design to come out of Wolf Armaments. As part of the "Feurig Renovation Project", both the Feurig 1 and 2 were renovated and upgraded to improve these vehicles. That is why older models can be shipped back to us and upgraded for half the cost of the vehicle; we will fully upgrade your existing old models of the Feurig MBT for half the price of the vehicle (A2 model cost). 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 2A2 can be purchased on the Wolf Armaments storefront page for $12 Million NSD per unit and $6 Million NSD for upgrades to 2A1 models.
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