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Originally posted by Zaphod58
That's a deceptive chart, as the standards change as you go down it, and the armor types changed. You can have better protection with less reactive armor, so it would look like a Challenger 2 would have more protection than an M1A2 because it has more armor. You can't judge if a Hellfire would penetrate the Challenger because the actual penetration of the missile is classified. However you don't have to actually penetrate to cause a kill. You can hit it and cause shrapnel to bounce around inside the crew compartment, and get a soft kill, and the tank is just as destroyed as if you had a catastrophic kill. A tank after a soft kill would have to be taken out of service for repairs, and out of the battle for awhile.