I have to say that the potential for greater kills and the portability and price make this an ideal guerilla warfare tool.
There is no disputing the troopies in the abrams would certainly have suffered a WTF was THAT? moment at the very least, and perhaps nosebleeds or
earbleeds and ringing sounds in their heads.
The tank would probably able to function after the blast at some level by the look of it.
STILL>>>>>>Point well taken.....
The RPG29 is NOT the state of the art in man portable anti armour weaponry though is it?
Then there are truck and jeep(hummer) mounted missile systems as well.....
What the OP has opened in terms of worm cans is extremely valid.
This bears closer examination and perhaps a little digging...
Suppose the M1 Abrams is top of the line in MB tanks.....
What portable (reasonably so guerilla type) weaponry would they fall prey too?
It could prove a costly mistake to assume some jerkwater ragtag force of irregulars icapable of countering MBtanks.In fact it was the Sagger anti
armour missiles which foiled the last Lebanon invasion by Isreal to a (to a large extent....)
We cannot just sit on our laurels as owners of the top MBT in the world, and not expect that there would be many different countries who were working
feverishly to develope counter measures to them.....
To this end it would be very interesting to me personally (and maybe U too)
to see some form of comparisons of siilar systems available world wide to the various factions and forces it mat be contemplated the M1s would be
Also as in the case of the F117 shoot.
We have got to expect that smart soldiers everywhere will always try to use the available firepower in the optimum ways that are available to them to
obtain maximum performance and ultimate self survivablility in any conflict.
The F 117 story bears an excellent lesson for anyone who has eyes to see it.
Not only, that but it has application to each and everyone is terms of life skills application and perserverance in the face of great odds.As well as
making the best of what you have to accomplish your ulimate puepose. either in war or life.
Tho we wanted him dead, Ho Chi Min was always a perssonal hero of mine, and an inspiration to me in my life.
It is rare these days to see such intelligent applicatin of dedication,comon sense, and focus.
Back to the MBTs, there is merit in this weapon(RPG) and we would be smart to take its strngths and weaknesses into account in future conflicts with
Out of curiosity id like to find out how our own US Marines man portable rockets stack up against the M1 Abrams.I have a feeling theyd be ineffective
as well.(unless maximised by circumstance.
We have a selection of smaller ones do we not?
Then there is the recoiless rifle, which may actually be ineffective against the Abrams.
But other countires may have better.
This sagger anti armour missile of russian design may be a contender too.
Now youve brought the subject up OP, i find it is a little but fascinating to behold.
The fact that a simple man portable weapon could nullify and even defeat such firepower with relative economy and efficiency means there will be many
more of these type of weapons comming along in future.
We certainly have to contemplate our own weaknesses and our enemies strengths botn in personal dedication,and weapons available.
25-3-2011 by stirling because: (no reason given)