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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Ahh... did not know that I stand corrected. Couldn't you jam the missile though? As most of the EW aircraft have that capability.
Originally posted by Devans28
first off... chinese and american tanks would probably never real action against eachother, as that would require a landing on mainland China, which would be insane. Also, the Chinese tanks would be mostly destroyed by aircraft and attack choppers before any such invasion. Secondly, what I WOULD be worried about would be the 2-3 hundred thousand hand help ATM's and hand held SAM's that would be lurking in every bush and ditch the PLA was hiding in. That's what I'd do. Just build a whole crap load of hand held missiles and give one to every troop trained to use em. Welcome to hell on earth, boys. Cuz the chinese are so far behind in almost every military tech, that realistically, they can only hope to catch up in a couple of areas where they can really focus their money and resources... right now it appears to be missiles, aircraft, and naval tech.
*shudders*.... imagine flying over the chinese countryside in your jet and your threat warning goes off..... 200 blips on the radar screen from hand help SAM's from the Company down below... and that little attack would GUARANTEE that you and your plane are done... and would cost a fraction of the cost of the f-15 they just shot down. What's a good hand help SAM or ATM worth anyways? just outta curiosity
Originally posted by Taishyou
Realistic as in the AI is realistic or the equipment is realistic? Equipment wise, the Type-98 is equal to the M1A1. I don't know how good the tank crews in PLA are but communist governments tend to focus on their ground forces more than any other, and train them like hell.
Originally posted by Taishyou
A couple of Abrahams was disabled in Iraq by roadside bombs. Not completely blown up, but disabled, rendered combat incapable. You can find some videos of it on www.thenausea.com... (warning! There are some very graphic videos & photos. It's basically an anti-war site showing all the horrors of war on video and pictures)
The Abrahams is fully capable of surviving RPGs unless it hits sensitive equipment. There was one incident of the Abrahams nearly pierced right through by a "mystery projectile" which later turned out to be a Russian Kornet E. (IIRC there was a thread about it on ATS talking about it) I think the weakness of Abrahams (and perhaps ALL tanks) is urban warfare vs. guerillas or anti-tank infantry. The small targets that deal big blows.
In tank vs. tank though the M1A1 is one of the best in the world
Edit: hey! looks like there's a new thread in this board talking about exactly the same thing. What a coincidence.
[edit on 5-4-2005 by Taishyou]
Originally posted by Broadsword20068
Couple of mistakes you are making though. For one, it is the ABRAMS, not the Abrahams!! Second, the M1A1 is outdated. It is the M1A2 Abrams tank now, and the upgraded M1A1 that the Marine Corps has (since they can't afford the full M1A2 upgrade). The M1 is getting another upgrade that includes more protection for vital areas on the back part because it is being used essentially for WWII tactics now (i.e. urban warfare).