About Best and Worst Tanks of Today and Yesterday Page 3
|October 12th, 2005||#21|
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While probably being the best tank in the world the crews have to be well trained to take advantage of all the technical merits. In the coming years it will be pitted against the basic Leopard 2 or Strv 121 as well as the old warhorse, the Centurion. The Centurion has proven itself capable to hold its own against units with Strv 121. We will soon know if the skill of these crews will be sufficient to frustrate the Strv 122 crews as well. ADDITION 980524. During three different encounters at Kvarn in early April this year a total of 10 Strv 121 with the targetdata of the 122 in their mounted battlesimulator, in effect making them 122:s, were killed by a numericly inferior force of Centurions that lost a total of four tanks. Almost impossible to kill frontally the Leopards were still vulnarable to flanking shots by the skilled Centurion crews. Truly no sword is more powerful than the arm wielding it!
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|October 12th, 2005||#22|
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And yes the Swedish Cnturion crew was alot better then that of the STRV 121. Also the STRV 121 with target data of the STRV 122 doesn't make it to a STRV 122 in anyway. The STRV 121B has no LSS that I know of which the STRV 122 has. (I know it was a quote)
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|October 12th, 2005||#23|
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You're right to say that the M4 was designed to combat the Panzer III and Panzer IV. The Panzer IV was still a better design IMO and in its upgunned capacity was more than a match for most variants of the Sherman.
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|October 12th, 2005||#24|
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Just got back from seeing a Discovery show of the TOP 10 tanks, and guess what (yeah its still opinions) STRV 122 became the number one!!
They even showed the LSS which hasn't been filmed before (well not much anyways) and it had a race with a Volvo S-Tank was in 6th place, centurion was at 5th and T34 was at 3rd, think Merkava Was at 4th (the reason wasnt that it was bad, its because it was developed for Israels needs and to the point that it was less of intrest for all other countries, so it had nothing to do with performance to why it got only a 4th place, the same verdict was put on the S-Tank, was aparently somehing most armies ware impressed by but it was made for Swedish tactics, terrain and to use against our enemy (Soviet)
the 2nd place was given to Abrams of latest make.
The first place was given to Leopard 2 of latest make (STRV 122 when the program was made) so they had a showcase on the STRV 122
Lovly to see, shot from where my friend works at
Also showed the $15 000 computer they use to diagnostic the tank with, which i've had lying next to me (i think it was the diagnostic computer i had lying next to me, wasn't allowed to tuch it though ), nice little computer (actually quite big for being a labtop)
|October 12th, 2005||#25|
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The subject of the best tank of all time may be open to much dispute as there are so many things to consider and not the least of those being the tank in the context of its time.
I don't think there can be any question that the Soviet multi-turreted tanks (the so-called "land battleships") of the 1930s were without a doubt the worst tanks of all time. Not only was the concept a blind alley but it actually contributed to the Soviet Army's dismal showing in the war with Finland in 1939.
Here's an example of one of them. This is a T-35 which is not to be confused with the highly successful T-34 that actually came later.
|October 13th, 2005||#27|
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Many of you mentioned the Leopard 2A6, but I would prefer the A5 version, because in firing while driving the A5 is better than the A6 because of the longer canon of the A6 vibrating in rough terrain and thereby losing its hit exactness
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-- General George S. Patton
|October 13th, 2005||#28|
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I guess that one tank fitted with L55 gun per 3-4 tanks that are equiped with L44 gun would be a nice compromice, the firepower of the L55 and the stability of the L44 working togather
|October 14th, 2005||#30|
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