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Originally posted by Harlequin
a moot point as it has engaged T-72`s , the adversary it was designed to engage , and it doesn`t matter if they were the latest with ceramic armour/ERA or monkey models with rusted armour - its still a T-72.
and it did kill all it came against.
on the other hand , the DU armour would mean an M1 would be a death trap in europe when russia used neutron bombs
Originally posted by (^_^)
If I had choice between just these two tanks I would pick Merkava any day! The Tank was build so the crew could survive anything... can't say that about M1A2...
I hate to see people say M1A2 is battle proven... vs who? Iraq's old soviet tanks that had no means of hiding them selves or range to attack? Not to mention no means of defending them selves against air attacks... M1A2 is not battle proven... tank never been used in battle where there was no Air superiority... or the eye in the sky...
Iraq army did not have intelligence, tech, or moral to fight US... all that does not mean M1A2 has passed the test... just means it was successful vs Old Russian tech... Any retard on any tank with longer range, intelligence, modern ammunition can make a kill... so Merkava any day... at least I know I have more chances in it then in M1A2