CV9030NO is mentioned on the frontpage, and i would like to bump it for some attention, as it tops my wishlist. It is arguably in timeframe for prototypes. The mid 90's delivieries (only two years after the swedish) suggests that the CV90 was kept an eye on is its late 80's development. It have a clear cold war heritage. Up until 2003\2004 the norwegian army still geared towards a preceived cold war threat composition. When I did my term in 02\03, every manouver excersise had the following scenario "a highly mechanized enemy with air superiority is advancing from the north combined with airborne insertions". We almost exclusively trained on mobile defense in narrow terrain. We can safely assume that CV9030NO was acquired to primarily serve in a cold war-type scenario, and not in post cold war scenarios in afghanistan and kosovo.
Bushmaster II with anti air capability
The norwegian CV9030NO is armed with Bushmaster II 30mm, with 2 ammunition channels containing a total of 400 ready rounds, typically 200AP, 200HE. State of the art fire control system with thermal imaging, and full stabilization in both planes.
The fire control have a dedicated air target program with lock on capability. Combined with the excellent traverse speed and gun elevation of the CV9030NO, it was to provide anti helicopter capabilities for the Norwegian army maneuver elements, reducing the need for a separate dedicated short range AA system.
Possible ingame stats
- Lower AP than swedish CV9040, but longer burst/ improved sustained fire.
- Similar range vs ground compared to CV9040
- EDIT: MEXAS addon armor.
- For gameplay, a 80% stabilizied autocannon is not a good thing, but the CV9030NO should be up there with the best AC stabilizers.
And the real treat:
Good range vs helicopters. 2200m\2400m?
This would not only make it an unique unit, but will also to some degree alleviate Norways main weakness: the anti-helicopter abilities.
Ingame consequences Norway would still be unable to advance on open field vs USSR or any nation that can field a Hind phalanx, but would make NOR more viable in its intended playfield: obscured terrain with limited view distances.
Last edited by Prettyhill
on Tue 25 Mar 2014 12:33, edited 1 time in total.
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