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Absolutely. I know that the base chassis for the M1299, like the M109A7, is the same as for the Bradley but I'm not sure whether the armour on the M1299 in the pictures is "additional" armour bolted on or whether its just that way in the prototype models.IMO - not that it counts - is that once you purchase a vehicle and start and bolting shit on it then you start taxing the power train, which then burns out........I am sure you get the point.
I expect that a large weight component of the M1299 over the M109A7 is going to be the longer heavier tube and the autoloader system. I note that both the Bradley and M1299 sport the same Cummins 600hp diesel engine with the Bradley coming in around 27 tons while the only estimates that I've seen for the M1299 put it around 40 tons. Earlier M109s came in at around 27 tons but the A7 upped that to around 35 tons.
That's why I said I'm more interested in what's in the turret and what's under the hood than what it looks like on the outside.