MBT: 1on1!!! Semi Final 2




View Poll Results :Which is better?
Merkava Mk4 6 40.00%
M1A2 Abrams 9 60.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

 
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October 6th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: MBT: 1on1!!! Semi Final 2


Alright, this should be a close one. We have the following tanks:


Merkava Mk4 from Israel.
Info:http://israeli-weapons.com/weapons/v...erkavaMk4.html

M1A2 Abrams from the United States of America.
Info:http://www.army-technology.com/projects/abrams/
October 6th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Ohhhh hooo! so hard!

ergh!

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October 6th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
It really is a tough one.

They are both equal in terms of frontal protection, while the Merkava has better protection against ATGMs on the flanks and rear. Their gun, ammo, and fire control are equal. The Abrams profile and mobility is slightly better.

I'll go with the Merkava, because it's sexier and just slightly better.
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October 6th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
Very tough fight, as will the final be too. Again I went with the MIA2 due to its mobility, which is something I rate very highly in MBTs.
October 6th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
M1A2 keeps running into very hard competition. Challenger in the last round and the Merkava in this. I personally believe that the Merkava has a slight edge over the M1, though not a huge one.
October 6th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
All the anks got hard comeptition in this...the Leo got the Lelerc, Merkava got the Ariet, and so on...
October 6th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
it really depends on doctrines from here on I think.
If your doctrine is about mobility and attack, which is actualy favorable if you can do it, then the M-1A2 should be the tank of choice.

MOOSEMUSS!!!

MANOUVER, Objective, OFFENSIVE, SURPRISE, Economy of Force, Mass, Unity of Command, Security... and errr... what did that last S stand for again?
October 6th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Not sure redneck, but I do know what TMA stands for: Too Many Acronyms.
October 6th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Quote:
it really depends on doctrines from here on I think.
If your doctrine is about mobility and attack, which is actualy favorable if you can do it, then the M-1A2 should be the tank of choice.
I wouldent say that...But the Abrams is faster.
October 7th, 2004  
battery
 
I agree with you guys when you say the survivability is better, but the M1A2's mobility has a huge edge in this match.