Javelin v. T-72 - Page 2




 
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August 19th, 2004  
J.Hawk
 

Topic: Re: Javelin v. T-72


Quote:
Originally Posted by seryi
I've watched a video of a Javelin missile hitting the T72 turret (90 degrees), and blowing the entire tanks to pieces.(litterally).
I'm just curious - are there any later model tanks that can /can not withstand a Javelin. And if US and Russia would suddenly go to war, is it possible for the US mil to disable the great majority of Russian tanks. (I've heard T72 are still in service in great Numbers!)
Thanks
We probably saw the same video. While Javelin can definitely take out T-72s and just about any other tank including the M1, it will not blow a tank to pieces. I suspect there was a large explosive charge in the test tank, but even an catastrophic kill on a T-72 (and we've seen many of those in Iraq) will at most blow off its turret.

In the longer term, most tanks will get active point defenses to offset the growing threat of ATGMs. HOwever I don't think any of the existing Russian systems (Drozd, Arena) are effective against a diving missile like the Javelin. They have a dead zone right above the tank.
August 20th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
that video is fake just watch those frames...
http://antoxa.ru/index.php?do=full&id=1115
August 20th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snauhi
that video is fake just watch those frames...
http://antoxa.ru/index.php?do=full&id=1115
What does it prove?
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August 20th, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
The tank explodes before it was hit by the rocket
August 21st, 2004  
Snauhi
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kozzy Mozzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snauhi
that video is fake just watch those frames...
http://antoxa.ru/index.php?do=full&id=1115
What does it prove?
HAH dint you see??
August 21st, 2004  
Snauhi
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kozzy Mozzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snauhi
that video is fake just watch those frames...
http://antoxa.ru/index.php?do=full&id=1115
What does it prove?
HAH dint you see??
August 21st, 2004  
Snauhi
 



















on this picture you can already see that explosions has already started.[/url]
August 21st, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Oh I missed that. That is pretty weird and doesn't make sense. But hell, that photo could have been doctored. Plus I don't see a reason to fake it, the Jav can kill a T-72 over the top.
August 21st, 2004  
AlexKall
 
My guess is that the javalin does a bit more damage compared to the Bill 2 or equal damage.

I can supply a video of a BILL 2 firing.
August 21st, 2004  
Snauhi
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kozzy Mozzy
Oh I missed that. That is pretty weird and doesn't make sense. But h**l, that photo could have been doctored. Plus I don't see a reason to fake it, the Jav can kill a T-72 over the top.
Are you sure?? Because this video is fake.