Best tank in the world. - Page 5

View Poll Results :What is the best tank in the world?
M1A2 Abrams-USA 4 66.67%
Challenger 2-UK 0 0%
Leopard 2A5-Germany 0 0%
Leclerc-France 0 0%
T80U-Russia 1 16.67%
Merkava(Chariot) MK4-Israel 1 16.67%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

April 14th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy

Topic: The T-80

I would go as far to say that the later models of the T-80, such as the T-80UM1 is superior to the T-90. The T-90 is based on the T-72, infact it is a renaming of the T-72BU. We all know how T-72s work when confronted with modern western tanks...or just peasents with RPGs. I doubt the old design could be upgraded enough to meet the M1A2, Merkava, Challenger, Leopard and such.

It's also quite disturbed when riding in any Russian tank that the high explosive ammo is right under your arms.
April 15th, 2004  

Topic: .

Leopard II is the best one of course, but i like Challenger II
April 16th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy

Topic: Re: I wouldent say

Originally Posted by sherman105
I cant say anything about the Leclerc thats good. I heard it has worse armour then the others. I know it has the Autoloader which i heard to be unreliable.
The Leclerc has a good gun, better then the Abrams, an advanced fire control system and a excellent battle management system. I don't know about the armor, it is Chobham so I don't see how it can be that much worse then others.
April 17th, 2004  
Leopard 2 A5

perhaps not the best, but definitely the most beautiful tank in the world 8) !!
April 17th, 2004  
Nice picture .

Welcome to the forum.
April 17th, 2004  
Animal Mother
I would take the Leopard 2A6 over the A5, better gun and improvements in the FCS too iirc.
April 18th, 2004  
why not STRV 122? Superior to the Leo 2A6
April 18th, 2004  
Animal Mother
Originally Posted by AlexKall
why not STRV 122? Superior to the Leo 2A6
Not really. Again, better gun and compareable armour. Pretty certain it has an improved FCS as well.

Would call them equal, with the A6 have a better gun and the Strv 122 got a bit better armour. FCS is pretty compareable, at least as far as i know.
April 20th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
The Strv-122 is superior to the Leo 2A6 is many ways. It's improved top armor can definitly protect against submunitions and possibly even things like the TOW-2B. Also, the Strv-122 has a superior suspension and the Galix defensive system, not to mention the TCCS (Tank Command and Control System). The only advantage the A6 has over the Strv is the L55 gun, which is negated if you're using DU rounds.
April 21st, 2004  
Any of the tanks mentioned in the poll would serve any modern army in the world. Due to shared technology there is no one tank that is head or shoulders above the other. It all comes down to which is the most reliable and whether there are any hidden faults in any of the designs. Mind you, if the Germans build their tanks like they do their cars then they should be pretty reliable and built :P

I don't know enough about this subject to be able to say much more.

We've reached a kind of slow evolution right now with tank design.