Main Battle Tank Battle

January 19th, 2004  

Topic: Main Battle Tank Battle

American tanks:

M1A2 Abrams

M1A1 Abrams

British tanks:

Challenger 2E

Challenger 2

Russian tanks:




Pretty easy to work out the most likely to win this battle, Challenger 2E & M1A2 Abrams. Me, personally i'd go for the Challenger 2E simply because i believe that it would come out victor, not any other way. The M1A2 is a formidable adversary with heavy firepower but the Challenger 2E with it's improved performance could just slip under the rope & come out best of both. M1A2 is a tank on level with the Challenger but to me, just comes short of the victory.

Also i'd like it more if you could provide information & explain why you think the tank you choose is better than the rest. If you could, don't be biased on the tank you choose, being American you might choose M1A2 disregarding the information behind the machine, you might choose Russian if you're Russian. It would be better if you could purely choose the tank which is best rather than choosing the tank your country produced.
January 19th, 2004  
We did a poll not too long ago about which was the best tank. You might want to post your opinion there. We included all these and French, German, and Israeli tanks.
January 19th, 2004  
Ok, i'll look around for that and thanks for informing me of it.
January 20th, 2004  

Topic: yes

Those are nice pictures. the Best Tank poll is in the poll was my post,its nice to hear a Challenger man(your the first), since we had mostly A1M2 people(my money is on the new Israeli Merkava Mk4...But their all so close)
February 8th, 2004  

Topic: beaut

Those tanks are beautiful. They can do some real damage if they were in the position to do so. I wish I could drive those things!
February 15th, 2004  

Topic: IRaq Freedom

During the war the tanks were ambushed. They were taken by suprise and srrounded. It was a good thing we had more advanced technology. They would have killed us all. The right type of tank has to be equipped with what it needs to do the job right.
February 20th, 2004  
Animal Mother
Definatly one of the latest western designs. So that would short it down to M1A2(SEP) Abrams, Challenger 2, Leopard 2A6, Leclerc and Merkava 4.

When it comes to most effective ammo, the US wins hands down with its M829A3 round, the only round that comes close is the German DM53 fired from the new L55 gun on the Leo 2A6. Protection wise they are pretty equal, the Challenger 2 got a bit stronger than the Leopard 2A6 and M1A2(SEP). Pure gun power the L55 on the Leo 2A6 is the most powerful.

These are the numbers i have found for tank rounds from various nations:
(All are estimates, and should be viewed as sutch)

US M829A3 = Estimated 960mm RHAe@2000m
German DM53 fired from L55 gun = Estimated 810mm RHAe@2000m
UK Charm 3 = Estimated 700mm RHAe@2000m
French OFL120E2 = Estimated 640mm RHAe@2000m

Have not found any numbers for Israeli 120mm rounds.
February 21st, 2004  
Well which tank is the prettiest? Maybe pretty isn't the right word.

I would have to say the Challenger. That doesn't mean the Abrams couldn't kick its butt though.
February 21st, 2004  

Topic: common

common...You all know this is the pretiest!

Really.It is!
February 21st, 2004  
It's a real "Steel Beast"
A fortress on tracks..
Great pictures there

And I must admit that it's real good looking too...
But a bit too heavy for us here up in the North..