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Challenger tank : game over ?

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posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 02:20 PM
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Good point PSteel. If I remember my recognition training, doesn't the BMP3 mount both a 90/120mm main gun and 30mm coaxily in it's turret. (Not too sure of main armament)

Whilst many may say the 90mm is not sufficient to destroy a heavily armoured tank, it can disable it and which APFSDS ammo, it can certainly dent it, as does the LAW '90 currently in use by the Brit army.

The BMP 3 is a classic Russian vehicle, combining two jobs with one veh - battlefield taxi for troops with sufficientfirepower to keep most enemy heads down and give MBTs a nasty surprise.




posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 02:21 PM
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The countries that western nations are fighting though do not have advanced anti tank missiles, so to say a tank is obsolete because there are missiles which can defeat them is dumb. There are submarines out there that can sink a carrier does that mean they are obsolete?


Whilst many may say the 90mm is not sufficient to destroy a heavily armoured tank, it can disable it and which APFSDS ammo, it can certainly dent it, as does the LAW '90 currently in use by the Brit army.


The MTB will sight it before the BMP can eve engage the tank so its going to loose.

[edit on 3-7-2005 by WestPoint23]



posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23


The MTB will sight it before the BMP can eve engage the tank so its going to loose.

[edit on 3-7-2005 by WestPoint23]


That only works on a table top, in the real world terrain and weather and the fog of war mean that camoflagued ambush is completely valid tactic to employ lesser vehicles against supperior vehicles.


M6D

posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 04:53 PM
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True, but typically a BMP or IFV is not a dedicated anti tank vehicle, unlike a true MBT, so it would have to be avery well executed ambush to take the MBT out.



posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 06:37 AM
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The numbers stated have no relevance as noted in the papers the French Army (whats that)? is on its knees with less than 25% of all vehicles active. The German army is the same! The British may be strapped for cash but apart from the Americans it has been the most combat proven army on the planet for the past few years. I served with 7th Armoured Brigade in 1991 and the challenger was unbeatable



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