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Originally posted by psteel
M2A2 is not a tank but an armored personel carrier....if it gets hit by pretty much any ATGM its toast. M-1A2 is probably vulnerable to Hellfire from almost any angle?
Originally posted by 187onu
never mind that. i needed to know.
but anyway, do you any links about the armor or how that works?
Does any other county besides the US use the Hellfire missile or TOW's? Right now all we have to worry about is RPG's unless we go up against a modern military.
Antal's books reveal his belief that artillery, MLRS strikes, mines, possible -minor- advances in ammunition, well placed shots by current ammunition, wire guided missiles, or volley firing or even just repeated hits by inferior tanks or man-portable AT missiles all pose a threat to the M1.
While the M1 is a strong tank, it has only been demonstrated on a large scale during the gulf war. The gulf war was characterized by American forces attacking an under-trained enemy force which lacked initiative and was armed with inferior hardware, on terrain favorable to the American forces.
Nobody knows what would happen...
if: The same enemy siezed the initiative and forced Americans to fight at unfavorable times and locations, perhaps with the enemy having the fire-support advantage as the result of taking the initiative.
if: The enemy conducted ambushes on favorable terrain, forcing the M1 to fight point-blank against combined arms forces.
if: The M1 was forced to fight under contested airspace, or was surprised by the presence of enemy aircraft, where attack helicopters were able to play a role in the enemy plan.
the UK has hellfires Westy, don't know about anyone else, but we are going to use them on our funky new Apaches
Originally posted by Solarity
You dont have to destroy the Tank, you just have to kill the crew which is easy to do..