Which of these tanks can perform the best?

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October 14th, 2008   #1
UnitedSomalia
 

Which of these tanks can perform the best? info


T-95-Russian


M1A2-American


Leopard 2A6-German


Merkava Mk 4-Israeli



Leclerc-French


Challenger 2-British


Zulfiqar 3-Iranian
The most advanced of these, the Zulfiqar-3, is based on earlier American tanks, primarily M-48/M60 models acquired under the pre-revolution era. The Zulfiqar-3 also features considerable upgrades to the fire control system, chassis, engine and main gun, with a 125mm autoloader.


Comparison


Questions:
Which of these tanks can dominate the battlefield or would have an edge if they were each operated by a well trained crew? And what terrain or scenario were each of these tanks built for to perform in?
 
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October 15th, 2008   #2
Bacara
 
 
if they all had crews of indentical skill, probaly the T-90, thats not a T-95, plus its lighter, with better mobility, and a powerful gun. Its is cheaper and easily mass produced in the event of a large scale war.

 
October 15th, 2008   #3
The Other Guy
 
 
The Abrams is the king of the sand... while the T-95 would fare best on a Western European Terrain, even with the technicologically superior Leopard.

1-Abrams (overall it's arguably the best tank ever made)
2-Leopard (everything the Abrams has except someone to fight)
3-T-95 (the world's first disposable heavy tank)


I'm the bleeding heart liberal your mother warned you about.
 
October 15th, 2008   #4
Bacara
 
 
yes and the abrams is 70 tons, incrediably expensive, and guzzles 6 gallons of jet fuel per mile.
and the T-34 was the best tank of all time by far, no comparision
 
October 15th, 2008   #5
The Other Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bacara
and the T-34 was the best tank of all time by far, no comparision
The Tigers and Panzers were technologically superior to the T-34, however because of the intense bombings on Nazi Germany they could not be produced nearly as quickly as the T-34, which was additionally much cheaper to make and maintain.
 
October 15th, 2008   #6
Topmaul
 
 
When I was in the Marines years ago like in the 1980s maintenance was a nighmare, a tank to be effective has to be easy to maintain in the field.

and the T-34 is not question the best tank ever.


Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimum food or water, in austere conditions, day and night.
The only thing clean on him is his weapon.
 
October 15th, 2008   #7
SHERMAN
 
 
This is a lost cause we canwt even tell between 2 tanks(see numerous posts abot this), certinly not between all of them. I do have a few remarks.
1) T-95 is not an operational tank and I think the picture is a T-90.
2) The picture of the Merkava is the Mk 3, not an Mk 4.
3) The Zulfiqar dosent belong on this list. Its a "pimp my tank" Iranian T-72 and M60 combo. That means it is mae of componnent from 2 tanks over 35 years old. There is no way Iran can produce a 1st class tank, espcially when they are "cross-breeding" museum pieces.


 
October 15th, 2008   #8
major liability
 
 
My vote certainly goes to the Leopard 2. It's got everything the Abrams does, with more range.


"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." - George Washington
 
October 15th, 2008   #9
ObjSRgtLw
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
2-Leopard (everything the Abrams has except someone to fight)
Explain please.


2Lt, German Air Force Ground Combat Supporting Regiment/ 1st Infantry Battalion.
 
October 16th, 2008   #10
Bacara
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
The Tigers and Panzers were technologically superior to the T-34, however because of the intense bombings on Nazi Germany they could not be produced nearly as quickly as the T-34, which was additionally much cheaper to make and maintain.
even german generals said either the T-34 or the IS-2 was the best tank in the world. Germans tanks were very tampermental, hard to maintain, expensive, and could claim no technological superiority over the T-34
 



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