KomissarBojanchev wrote:The M60 patton and challenger tanks dboth have V-hulls and their performance isn't hampered because of that. Are there any Russian AFVs ever built with a V-hull?TR1 wrote:Mind you BMP-3 has a more advanced amphibious system than BMP-1, so the boat like hull does not need to be as pronounced.
Don't worry about V-hull, it is not a serious method of mine protection for things like IFVs and tanks. You would end up with a vehicle seriously compromised in every other parameter.
Imagine a tracked vehicle with sharp V-hull, the thing would have absurdly tall tracks
The Patton has slightly rounded edges due to the suspenstion layout. It cannot really be called a V-hull with any seriousness, nor does it give the tank any better mine-protection characteristics.
I would be very interested in seeing the Challanger's v-hull.