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The reason I chose the T-95, Abram and Leopard 2 was because they are the latest tanks from the worlds 3 greatest tank designers ( Russia, America & Germany )
Originally posted by stumason
Is Britian not one of your "worlds greatest tank designers"?... strange that, seeing as we have a long history of making some bloody good tanks that have been battle proven (might I say against Russian tanks, not so great designers then)...these include the Chieftan and the Challie 1 amongst others. Plus, we invented the damn things in the first place....
Originally posted by drfunk
I thought they dropped the chobham armor in the a1 and a2 to HA standard, which is DU armour.
Originally posted by Kenshin
well ... i'd i have to say i'd much rather be labled ignorant than to say that the british tank developers were in the same league as there Russian, American and German counterparts
No they use DU plates bolted on top of the chobham hull...
During WW2 the Russians came up with brilliant tank designs T-34 have you heard of THAT, the T-34 was the main reason the panzer armies were defeated. The T-34 was considered by many to be the best tank of WW2. Another one of Russia's great tank designs during that period was the IS-2 heavy tank, which had excellent protection and a powerful gun.
Originally posted by drfunk
thanks for the info Lucretius . Firstly, the M1a2 is an awesome tank with proven combat capabilities and also takes advantage of network-centric warfare with its comms datalinks. I am a real big fan of Russian tanks, traditionally they are cheap, durable, can be produced in their thousands fast compared to western designs and can fight nearly anywhere while western tanks have many problems in many different environs. I am expecting great things of the T-95 I believe it will be a great tank. Also the Challenger II, Merkava mk.4 and Leopard II are high quality tanks that can dominate a battlefield.
But my money goes on the M1a2, this is a winning design IMO the greatest tank of the late 20th century and a testament to American and German engineering and manufacturing technologies.
Glad to help... personally there is no way to tell which tank is supperior other than educated guesswork... but at the end of the day they are in a league of their own, so I don't really think we should be worrying about which can defeat which... more "which will look best on my mantlepiece"
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I think we need the British Challenger 2 and the Israeli Merkava Mk.4 on this list to be fair.
Its so hard to pick the best because they all have things they do great. I favor the Abrams and Challenger because they are battle proven designs that pretty much kicked A$$ in combat.