Buzzard Design Bureau - December 2013

23 December 2013

Clarification of differences between VPP1 and VPP2

Following a request issued at the recent Assembly of the Heads of State Committees, regarding the recently announced VVP2, the following classified statement has been prepared:

Канюк конструкторское бюро
(Buzzard Design Bureau-BDB)

Comrades

Whilst I can only speak for the design/concept stages, I will attempt to clarify a few points about the variants of the VVP as designed. Comrade Armstrong, as Director of Procurement and Production will be able to provide additional information. The two variants are in production as separate vehicles:

VVP1

- NO reactive armour, the original hull/turret design.
- Special Characteristics Gun (the one with the shroud) or 130mm Conventional Gun.
- Co-axial Machine gun.
- Turret side mounted weapon systems (can be mixed); Missile or Gun.
- Turret rear mounted system currently including; Communications Dish; Point Defence System.
- Two pintle weapon mounts adjacent to turret hatches.
- Rear mounted (removable) auxiliary fuel drums.

VVP2

- Reactive armour integral to hull and turret castings.
- Revised Turret design: no side mounted weapon systems, relocated sensors.
- Special Characteristics Gun (the one with the shroud) or 130mm conventional Gun.
- Turret rear mounted system currently including; Communications Dish; Point Defence System.
- Two pintle weapon mounts adjacent to turret hatches.
- Rear mounted (removable) auxiliary fuel drums.

There may be times when hybrid versions appear as a result of battlefield repair/rebuilding, such as the mating of a VVP1 turret on a VVP2 hull or vice-versa. Support and special purpose variants will continue to make use of refurbished VVP1 hulls and turrets.

The side hatches on the hull are a requirement of the specification insisted on by crews of the RUSK tank regiments. This is to allow the exchange of information and supplies with accompanying infantry forces whilst under fire, as well as a means of emergency escape by crew members. When asked why this is worth the additional vulnerability that it poses from a reduced armour profile, Buzzard Design Bureau were categorically told it is non-negotionable.

(Unofficially it has been suggested that the removal of said hatches would make the long established, very profitable, sale of illegal homebrew vodka to the infantry much more difficult to carry out discretely. This cannot be corroborated at this time.)

As always feedback on the designs issued by this Bureau are considered carefully, and we thank you for your contribution towards our glorious victory in this Supreme Patriotic War.

Comrade Burton
Director
Buzzard Design Bureau

WARNING: No further distribution of this statement is permitted without the approval of the Secretary to The Assembly of the Heads of State Committees.

18 December 2013

BDB designed Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин2, (VVP2), Main Battle Tank has been unveiled on the Armies Army Blog

I am proud to be able to publically reveal details of the latest vehicle that I have designed and donated to the Armies Army cause. The BDB press release was as follows:

Канюк конструкторское бюро
(Buzzard Design Bureau-BDB)
BDB are proud to announce completion of the prototype for the next generation of the Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин1 (VVP1), the Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин2, (VVP2). Following combat feedback from the courageous commanders of the glorious RUSK tank regiments, additional reactive armour, a powerful 130mm main gun, Point Defence System and many other minor modifications have been made to the battle proven VVP1. With these improvements, the VVP2 will surely dominate the battlefield as we continue the struggle of this current Supreme Patriotic War. As always it is an honour to provide our brave soldiers with the best we can give.

Press release issued on behalf of Comrade Burton, Director, Канюк конструкторское бюро, and authorisation is granted for distribution via all approved news channels under the control of the Media Relations Department of Armies Army.

15 December 2013

BDB designed Владимир Владимирович Путин1 (VPP1) Main Battle Tank has been unveiled on the Armies Army Blog

I am proud to be able to publically reveal details of the latest vehicle that I have designed and donated to the Armies Army cause. The BDB press release was as follows:

Канюк конструкторское бюро
(Buzzard Design Bureau-BDB)
BDB are proud to celebrate the recent victories of the Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин1 (VVP1) during combat, where the courageous commanders of the glorious RUSK tank regiments have swept away our enemies from the battlefields as we continue the struggle of this current Supreme Patriotic War. As always it is an honour to provide our brave soldiers with the best we can give.

Press release issued on behalf of Comrade Burton, Director, Канюк конструкторское бюро, and authorisation is granted for distribution via all approved news channels under the control of the Media Relations Department of Armies Army.

 

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