How effective are Heavy Tanks In conventional warfare ? - Page 2




 
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December 12th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Well the Stryker both has a smokegrenade system to rapidly create its own self screening system -- that's a bit like chaff in principal.
December 12th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
would the smoke screen fool radar?
If not, then it's not like chaff.
December 12th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Tanks ave all sorts of electronic warefare on them. and more can be added in the future. but you cant use EW against an RPG or HEAT round, which is why you have armor as well...
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December 13th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Tanks also have that big gun for defense...a dead thing can't shoot at you.

Unless you're dealing with zombies, and that's when you call Bruce Campbell.
December 13th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Why do you think HEAT rounds are called "silver bullets" by crews?
December 13th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
Why do you think HEAT rounds are called "silver bullets" by crews?
They aren't, silver bullets are the M289 series of APFSDS rounds.
December 15th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
oops. lol...
December 18th, 2004  
FO Seaman
 
 
Must I teach you guys everything.

M1/IPM1

Length: 32.04 ft.

Width:12.0 ft

Height: 7.79 ft

Top Speed: 45.0 mph

Weight: 61.4/62.8 tons

Armament: 105mm

M1A1:

Length: 32.04 ft.

Width:12.0 ft

Weight: 8.0 ft

Top Speed: 41.5 mph

Weight: 67.6 tons

Armament: 120mm

M1A2:

Length: 32.04 ft.

Width:12.0 ft

Weight: 8.0 ft

Top Speed: 41.5 mph

Weight: 68.4 tons

Armament: 120mm

M1A2 SEP:

Length: 32.04 ft.

Width:12.0 ft

Weight: 8.0 ft

Top Speed: 42 mph

69.5 tons

Armament: 120mm

Ammunition Types:

APFSDS

Sabot

HEAT

MPAT

STAFF

The Abrams tank closes with and destroys enemy forces on the integrated battlefield using mobility, firepower, and shock effect. There are three variants in service: M1, M1A1 and M1A2. The 120mm main gun on the M1A1 and M1A2, combined with the powerful 1,500 hp turbine engine and special armor, make the Abrams tank particularly suitable for attacking or defending against large concentrations of heavy armor forces on a highly lethal battlefield.

Features of the M1A1 modernization program include increased armor protection; suspension improvements; and a nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection system that increases survivability in a contaminated environment. The M1A1D modification consists of an M1A1 with integrated appliqué computer and a far-target-designation capability.

The M1A2 modernization program includes a commander's independent thermal viewer, an improved commander's weapon station, position navigation equipment, a distributed data and power architecture, an embedded diagnostic system and improved fire control systems.

The M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP) adds second-generation thermal sensors and a thermal management system. The SEP includes upgrades to processors/memory that enable the M1A2 to use The Army's common command and control software, enabling the rapid transfer of digital situational data and overlays.