posted on May, 2 2005 @ 09:07 AM
Originally posted by 187onu
All of these tanks use the same/about the same 120/125mm primary weapon, so what is the differance between them?
They also seem to have about the same armor!
Actually, the Challenger 2 uses a 120mm L30 rifled gun, the M1A2 uses the M256mm smoothbore gun. The Merkava uses a locally designed 120mm gun. The
T-80 and 90 uses a 24A6 gun, while the Type 98 uses a Chinese produced 125mm gun. The Challenger, M1A2, Merkava, and T-98 can all achieve 800+mm of
penetration with their latest ammo. The T-80 and 90 can't get as much, 600mm with their latest ammo. They don't have the same armor either, the
Challenger 2 and M1A2 use Chobham armor, which is a matrix of steel and composites. The Merkava uses it's own thing, the T-98 uses spaced steel and
reactive armor. The T-80 and 90 use Comp K with Kontakt-5 reactive armor. The M1A2, Challenger, and Merkava has like 960mm of KE protection. The Type
98 and T-90 and 80 has like 700-800mm
The "older" tanks still have more armor then the newer tanks.
This doesn't make any sense, explain.
But yet one tank is notorious over the other, how come???
Define notorious, if you mean better, the Merkava, M1A2, and Challenger are better then the other 3
How many rounds/Hellfire missiles/tank busters will it take to take a tank out? (either one of them)
The M1A2, Merk, and Chally can penetrate the other 3 with one shot. The T-80,90,98 have a 30-50% chance of doing it on their first shot. A hellfire
would knock out every tank here with one shot.
And aren't you suppose to hit a tank at the SAME spot again if you wanna penetrade it? (like breaching through a wall, you'd have to hit the
same spot over and over again)!
The round dispersion of tank guns is too great to aim for a specific part of the tank. You aim center mass and if you don't kill your target on the
first shot, keep shooting until you do.
[edit on 2-5-2005 by 187onu]