M1A2 SEP (System Enhancment Package)




 
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November 14th, 2004  
FO Seaman
 
 

Topic: M1A2 SEP (System Enhancment Package)


The M1A2 SEP is the best, biggest, most high tech tank on the market.

What is your thoughts on it, like what are it down sides.
November 15th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Probably the one thing that does work against the M-1 series are that they are hard to transport quickly and in large numbers.
November 15th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
hmm best at what though? C3? armour? rate of fire?
speed or we talking all round?
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November 15th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
The heat problem with the turbine, i presume the SEP is still a turbine(?).
November 15th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
I'd assume that's been solved considering the things are serving in Iraq right now...
November 15th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
lol never assume such things.
November 15th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexKall
The heat problem with the turbine, i presume the SEP is still a turbine(?).
From what I hear from people that served on the M1. The heat problem is overblown. A Bradley commander told me he could snuggle dismounts about 6 feet away from an M1. He said the heat at that range is uncomfortable, but is not extreme.

If you're speaking of the thermal signature of a turbine, a modern thermal sight can detect any kind of tank at 3km+. Even with the engine turned off, the TTS on the M60 could see a 1 degree difference while the TIS down to 1.5 degrees at 2km.
November 16th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
I'm refereing to the tactical downside of the emense heat

Dont know if the tactic would be in any good use now adays though
December 18th, 2004  
FO Seaman
 
 
Yes the M1A2 is a turbine and no the turbine is not a problem. My dad's a M1A1 TC.
December 18th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Its tacticly a down side compared to a diesel driven tank, or anyother propultion that produce less heat. It might not be a to big of a problem in the desert during the day because of the heat thats already around it. But in colder places (such as in the desert night) there is a problem with the heat signature. Hence why even our Swedish tanks have big coolers in the back, even though they're diesels, just to minimize the heat signature compared to the snow, well and keep it from overheating heh. The good thing with the turbine is oviusly the fact that it can coop with emence heat, which a diesel cant. Although this not beeing a problem with our tanks as they never do see any deserts