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Anyone with a brain knows the M1A2 Abrams is the best tank
The M1A1 was superior to Iraq's Soviet-era T-55 and T-62 tanks, as well as degraded Russian T-72s which lack night vision and any modern range finders and locally-produced copies (Asad Babil tank).
Makes sense, an tank over 20 years older than the M1 with no modern technology would probably not fair well.
As I said before, the T-72 was the best tank of its time, and by the 90's that time had pasted. I'd like to see a M-60 defeat a T-72.
T-34 was simply the most famous and probably the most effective tank in history, as many people agree.
Originally posted by UK_05_XM29
I saw a different program called 'Top Tens' on Discovery channel. It had the top ten tanks of all time according to expert opinion and polls. There were 5 different ratings for each tank. Firepower, protection, mobility, Production rating and fear factor.
10. M4 Sherman
6. Mark IV Panzer
4. British WW1 tank
2. M1 Abrams
And the top tank of all time (according to this show)
1. The T-34
Originally posted by SEAL Trident
That makes even less sense than the 1st list, the M1 Abrams, T34, and the British WW1 Tank r right, the Tigers and Centurions[which 1s]....well...maybe, but everything else is in the wrong place. The Merks and Challenger, I guess u mean II, y r they so low, and the T-54/55s, Panzers, and M4 Shermans. How in the world did those 2 get up there? Geez man, good gosh. I'm sry 4 the way it sounds, but it doesn't make any sense.
i guess they trying to compare the tanks that were a factor in their respective timeline. the T-34 tank was the best tank to match against the German tanks and rule the land at the time.
Originally posted by Raideur
German rounds bounced off Soviet IS-2 with 120mm sloped armor.