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How would one destroy a M1 Abrams MBT?

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posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 08:20 AM
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Just curious really as the impression i have is that it's 'virtually' indestructible. How much punishment can a M1 take? Where are it's weak & strong points? What types of situations is it best used? Which ones is it not best used for?

[edit on 25/7/05 by Flyboy211]




posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:46 AM
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I've seen my cousins in iraq, and family in the first desert storm say they saw M1's taken out with a few rpg's to the back. Just depends on what you use I guess.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:53 AM
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Isn't there another thread in here exactly like this one ?


M6D

posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 10:06 AM
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Want to know how to take out tanks hmm? try telling me thats not suspiscious, especially a abrams...which is been used in...IRAQ?!!

all joking of course :p



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by Flyboy211
Just curious really as the impression i have is that it's 'virtually' indestructible. How much punishment can a M1 take? Where are it's weak & strong points? What types of situations is it best used? Which ones is it not best used for?



Simple.....

Bring one to the UK, put it in a field with a Challenger 2 and observe!

BYE BYE M1!!!!!

Mic



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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The chances of that happening one on one is 50-50, patriotic MickeyDee. Bet.





seekerof



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 10:42 AM
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The Challenger 2 actually just edges infront of the M1A2 doesn't it? Since it uses the Chobham armour i assume?



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
The chances of that happening one on one is 50-50, patriotic MickeyDee. Bet.


Yeah your right.....i am slightly bias!

But i agree, they are evenly matched tanks and it would be a very good battle!

I still believe that UK servicemen are better trained though so that may make a difference!

Mic


P.S. You resigned from Moderation Seekerof???

P.P.S WOO HOO!!!!! This is my 1000th post!!!!!



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by Flyboy211
The Challenger 2 actually just edges infront of the M1A2 doesn't it? Since it uses the Chobham armour i assume?


they both use `chobham`

in the case of the M1A2 it is reinforced with DU

whilst the challenger 2 uses `dorchester` second generation chobham



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 02:41 PM
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10 A couple of RPGs up the jacksie..................... and

2) A single pass from an A10 Thunderbolt..............

and that my friends........................ is how you take out an Abrams.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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A good DU round from a 125 mm cannon would do it if you hit in the rear or the sides.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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I would use a rpg, with a small nuke inside the rpg, that would be enough.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 04:30 PM
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How to destroy ANY tank in three easy steps.....

1. Launch.....


2. Wait.....


3. Tank Gone.....


Job Done.....

Of course if it was a Challenger 2 the British Army would have shot down the missile before the hit.....LOL

Mic



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:47 PM
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users.rcn.com...

Assuming the tank doesnt use some type of dazzler system to disrupt the missile, which various chinese, russian, and american tanks use.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 08:45 PM
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1. Another tank with sufficient ammo to penetrate said M1 Abrams
2. An ATGM or ATGL with sufficient power to penetrate said M1 Abrams
3. A mine with enough explosive power to penetrate or blow the treads off said M1 Abrams

Basically, penetrate the armor, blow the tracks off, or kill the crew.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 08:50 PM
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An ERYX wire guided missile would do a respectable job of it.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 08:51 PM
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not a good idea to expend resources and time to blow up a tread since u only gave it a mobility kill, but it still be dangerous. rpgs can damage to the extent that the crew have to abandon the tank, but u rarely even see an Abrams turret flying in the air like a flying pan. however tank vs tank, moslty have to be a really good tank like Challenger 2, or Leopard to destroy the Abrams. u could however try to put a couple of artillery shells on the road and wait, but that leaves u vunerable to being spotted and get bombed or sniped which has happened to insurgents who take their time planting the bombs. in anicase they all have risks wen taking on an Abrams.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 08:59 PM
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The ERYX system penetrates, almost goes right through it.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:07 PM
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just drop a 2000lb bomb on top it, tank armor is always weak up top. The Abrams isnt the invincible warrior the media makes it out to be, it can be destroyed but the difference is that its a lot harder to destroy than older tanks



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by drfunk
just drop a 2000lb bomb on top it, tank armor is always weak up top. The Abrams isnt the invincible warrior the media makes it out to be, it can be destroyed but the difference is that its a lot harder to destroy than older tanks



if the U.S. of A. Air Force allow u to bomb one of their ground buddies. and insurgents in Iraq dont have an air force. so thats no problem to deal with. if lets say war against China, well that be a bit of a problem, but im sure the U.S. Air Force will protect the helpless Army and Marines as they watch the sky.



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