ROCHFORT MBT HELLCAT 2
The Hellcat 2 is a main battle tank used by The Kingdomof Rochfort. The tank began development in 1969 and entered official service in 1979
In 1969 the Lynx Mbt was in service in the Rochfort Armed Forces, And the Army askt to look if it could be updated with a 120mm gun .But soon it was decided to build a new tank ,and a team was formed to design a new tank. They did look at the problems there were with the old tank , and to lessons learnd by the Israeli army in there tank wars. Witch lead to Design criteria 1971 and from this a prototype was build and afther a lot of problems with the engine and gearbox production started in 1979.
Design criteria include rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located closer to the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout is intended to grant additional protection against a frontal attack, so as to absorb some of the force of incoming shells especially for the personnel in the main hull, such as the driver. It also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity and a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an infantry fighting vehicle. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel.
All Hellcat tanks can be fitted with a remote-controlled M2 Browning .50 heavy machine gun, aligned with the main gun and controlled from within the turret. The .50 machine gun has proven to be useful and effective in asymmetric warfare
The Hellcat 2 can drive through water 4 meters (13 ft) deep using a snorkel or 1.2 meters (3 ft 11 in) without any preparation. It can climb vertical obstacles over one metre high.
The side and the rear of the tank protect against heavy machine guns, medium caliber rounds and older types of tank ammunition. The side of the hull is covered by armour skirts to increase protection against projectiles and RPGs. The hull sides is covered by heavy ballistic skirts. For increased protection against mines, the sides of the hull floor are sloped by 45° and the floor is reinforced with corrugations.
The Hellcat 2's design follows the concept of compartmentation; possible sources of fire or explosions have been moved away from the crew. In the turret, the ammunition and the hydraulics are located in compartments separated from the crew. In case of a detonation, the blow-off panels on the compartment roofs will direct the explosion and fire away from the crew. The crew is also protected against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) threats, as the Hellcat 2 is equipped with a Dräger NBC overpressurization system, which provides up to 4 millibars (4.0 hPa) over-pressure inside the vehicle.
Two groups of four Wegmann 76 mm smoke mortars are mounted on either side of the turret and can be electrically fired either as single rounds or in salvos of four.
Specifications – HELLCAT 2A1
Type: Third-generation Main-Battle-Tank
Manufacturer: Tawue Military Vehicles/DeGreaff Heavy Industries
In Service: 1979 -onwards
No. Built: >3500 Hellcats
Weight: 63,74 tonnes
Height: 2.98m (commander's panoramic sight)
Crew: 4+ 4 troops
Armour: Chobham (classified)
-1x 120mm RDI smootbore gun with 50 rounds stored in the hull And all hellcats can fire LAHAD missiles
-1x 7,65mm Coaxial machine gun (4,200rds)
-1x 7,65mm MG-6 machine gun(1800rds)
-1x 12,7mm Heavy machine gun (1800rds)
Powerplant: MTU 1,200hp Twelve-cylinder turbo charged liquid cooled multi-fuel engine
Transmission: Renk/Swartz HSWL355 fully atomatic gearbox
Suspension: Torsion bar spring mounted support roller drive with hydraulic dampers
Ground clearance: Nominally 0.40m
Operational Range: 400km
The Hellcat 2A2 had a increased fuel storage for increased range was installed on all further Hellcat 2A2. Many minor improvements were made to the fire-control system. Updated meteorological sensors, crosswind analyzers, and thermographic optics and image intensifiers gave greater visibility and battlefield awareness.
With thermal optics and unspecified updates to the fire control system.and with more armor on the top of the turret to improve protection against attack from the air. External two-way telephone for secure communications between the tank crew and dismounted infantry,
Upgraded ammunition storage containers to minimize ammunition cook-off,
Addition of laser designators,
New MTU V12 Turbocharged multi fuel engine 1300hp
New 120mm smoothbore gun
External two-way telephone for secure communications between the tank crew and dismounted infantry,
Addition of laser designators,
Improved turred design
Upgraded fire-control system components, from Electro Optics Industries (EL-OP) and Elbit, provides the tank with the ability to engage moving targets while on the move (an automatic target tracker),
Upgraded NBC protection systems,
Locally developed central air-conditioning system
New turred design and new Armour : Chobham / Dorchester Level 2 (classified)
New MTU 1500hp v12 dubble turbo watercooled multi fuel engine
Upgraded and strengthened track
When ammunition is unloaded the tank can carry up to 8 dismounted soldiers or 3 stretchers. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the rear hatch.
The model has a new fire-control system, the El-Op Knight Mark 4. The computer-controlled fire control system can acquire and lock onto moving targets, even airborne helicopters, while the tank itself is on the move. It includes line-of-sight stabilisation in two axes, a second-generation television sight and automatic thermal target tracker, a laser range finder, an improved thermal night vision system and a dynamic cant angle indicator. An Amcoram LWS-2 laser warning receiver notifies the crew of threats like laser-guided anti-tank missiles,which can fire smoke grenade launchers to obscure the tank from the laser beam. Electromagnetic warning against radar illumination is also installed.
Add on pantser on the hull
equipped with the Trophy active protection system (APS), The Trophy APS successfully intercepted rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles, including 9M133 Kornets
Are planned to begin trials and testing sometime in 2020. The new tank will use advanced artificial intelligence capability to reduce the team members’ workload and help them more accurately locate and strike targets. "The tank’s sensors, along with a 360-degree camera fitted outside the tank, will allow troops to remain in the tank at all times". A new smart helmet, similar to the one Elbit Systems’ has developed for the F-35, will allow the commander of the tank to see exactly what happens outside the tank.The task computer of the Hellcat 2A9 will present all informationll to crew members, and to the other tanks and vehicles present in the field, and provide more precise and rapid fire closure, which will allow the new tank to eliminate the target before it disappears.
Bison 1 AEV vehicle : 165 mm Gun.
Rhino 1 en 2 155mm sp how: Rhino 1 range 18 km RAP 30km Rhino 2 range 35km max range 56 km depending from used Ammo
Cheetah 1: 4x Roland AA missiles + inhul 6 extra missiles
Cheetha 2: 2 x 35 mm Oerlikon guns + 8 starstreak missiles
Hellcats in foreign sercive