Israeli Merkava mk4 vs. Egyptian M1A2 SEP




 
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June 15th, 2009  
benaakatz
 
 

Topic: Israeli Merkava mk4 vs. Egyptian M1A2 SEP


In a theory tank battle in the Sinai if they went head on head which tank would come out on top (pleases factor in crew training and expertise, and possibly tactics)?
June 16th, 2009  
Lunatik
 
 
Tough call, but I'm placing my bet on the Merkava.
June 16th, 2009  
rock45
 
I assume the Israeli's crews are trained better but I thought one of the tanks guys said the Egyptian M1A2 are scaled down?

Sort of a moot point really since Israeli air power would still rule the battle field. Egypt's Vipers/Mirage 2000s still don't have radar guided missiles.

Sherman any truth to that are Egyptian M1A2 scaled down or export models?
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June 16th, 2009  
Naitis1980
 
 
Merkavae is a very intelligent tank.
The israel made a very good choice.
Lunatic what about the turkish tank that you made with korea.
can you remember me the name of the tank? it is X2?
June 16th, 2009  
benaakatz
 
 
K2 Black Panther


Exports

After competing against the Leclerc and Leopard 2, the K2 finally established its first export customer in Turkey. In June 2007, South Korea and Turkey have successfully negotiated for an arms export deal contract worth 500 billion (approximately USD$540 million) which will license the design of the K2, as well as exporting 40(+15) KT-1 trainer planes, to Turkey.[1]
On July 30, 2008, South Korea's Rotem and Turkey's Otokar signed a contract worth $540 million for direct technology transfer of the engine, transmission, autoloader and reactive armor of the K2. The technology is to be incorporated to Turkey's own indigenous future main battle tank, dubbed MİTÜP Altay. Design details of the Altay tank has not been made public as of May, 2009, but albeit sharing many subsystems with the K2, it is expected to feature a different general look and performance characteristics.


June 16th, 2009  
Lunatik
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naitis1980
Merkavae is a very intelligent tank.
The israel made a very good choice.
Lunatic what about the turkish tank that you made with korea.
can you remember me the name of the tank? it is X2?
Don't really have much to add to what Benaakatz quoted. It's based on one of the best tanks currently available, so hopefully it'll be an alright platform in Turkish/NATO hands as well. TSK will order 4 batches of 250 tanks until 2025, bringing the total number of Altay MBTs to 1,000. Each new batch is expected to feature significant improvements like it's been the case with the Korean program.

I'm really glad to see South Korea and Turkey cooperate at a very grand scale on defense. Hopefully the Dokdo class LPD will be chosen for the way overdue TN amphibious tender.

June 16th, 2009  
EladBell
 
 
I think that,and thaqt is by book I read about the 67' war and the 73' war from tankists,that if the arabs hadent washed them in their numbers then they had beaten them with no problem,so i really think that the Israeli crews are far better,and that is objective opinion(dont get me wrong).
i also think that when the Merkava faces the M1a2 it can preform better.
also the Tactics by the Egyptians froces will fail for sure,as we have seen before,crossing the cannal and then leting the IAF bombared thier bridegs.
but at the end its all about what the tanks do and how they preform,not in theory but in real time situation.
June 16th, 2009  
benaakatz
 
 
do u ever see this as an actual scenario?

i don't really think so, but the one question remains: why has egypt built up its forces so much? why does it keep having exercises against an enemy from the east? who else is all this build up aimed at if not for israel?
June 16th, 2009  
viewer
 
 
google for libyan- egyptian war, that is one of the reasons, probably israel is the other reason but who knows.

June 16th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
The Egyptian M1A2 is an export version with downgraded frontal armor and the dont have American DU rounds. The Egyptian crews are less trained than the Israelis. However there are far more Egyptian Abrams than Mk4s...Most of hte IDF is still older tanks.
 


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