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Originally posted by rustiswordz
Originally posted by Russian
Can we have anyone else but these American bastard post here.
For example someone with an open mind?
So we can really discuss something and not just fart in the air?
OK, Im from the UK
Some one suggested the Merkerva was russian based. Actually the merkerva was based on the cheaftain and early challenger tanks. UK tanks.
Also the American Abrahams tank used Chobham Composite Armour, made in the UK.
How do i know easy, I live 3 miles awayfrom the Chobham factory and i regularly see Abrahams tanks being driven away on the back of transporters.
Heh they have to use British armour because the US armour is crap!
the armour is shipped out to the states premade or the tanks are fitted out over here, because the armour is difficult to produce and the formula is top secret not even the yanks are allowed to know what goes into the armour.
The new Chobham mk 5 armour is reputed to be able to withstand a direct hit from a Hellfire missile, and is only avalible to British vehicles. The Abraham uses the mark 3.
In the GULF War 2 Abraham tanks were knocked out on a fairly regular basis, but the new Dorchester Armour on the British Challenger 2 was resistant to the same fire the US tanks took and the new desert filters on our tanks removed the relibillity problems of the Challenger 2 making the C2 a better tank than the Abrahams on points.
I also go for the merkerva, simply because its part British..... nuff said. LOL
Hope that helps Mr Russian.
[edit on 17-6-2004 by rustiswordz]