Now we know: the top ten greatest ever tanks of all time - Page 14




 
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January 7th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, so nothing will happen if a person stuff a cloth into the barrell? Then I think the person needs to open the hatch on the tank and throw a grenade! I think that will do the job! Wad about if you throw a grenade into the barrel of the tank? will the tank then be useless?
You can't just open a hatch, there are locks on them. For the sake of argument lets say somehow a guy gets close enough to drop one it the barrel.

I doubt it would cook the round in the tube, I'm guessing the explosion would be channeled out of the barrel, or cause a rupture. Now once again for sake of arguing lets say the barrel ruptures, and the main gun is inoperable the tank still has a coax, and two AA roof guns.
January 8th, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, so nothing will happen if a person stuff a cloth into the barrell? Then I think the person needs to open the hatch on the tank and throw a grenade! I think that will do the job! Wad about if you throw a grenade into the barrel of the tank? will the tank then be useless?
This is assuming infantry a person can get that close to the tank without being blown up or shredded by the machine guns or supporting infantry.
January 8th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
You can't just open a hatch, there are locks on them. For the sake of argument lets say somehow a guy gets close enough to drop one it the barrel.

I doubt it would cook the round in the tube, I'm guessing the explosion would be channeled out of the barrel, or cause a rupture. Now once again for sake of arguing lets say the barrel ruptures, and the main gun is inoperable the tank still has a coax, and two AA roof guns.
Despite the unlikelihood of it 'blowing up in my face', I'd surely not risk firing off a round with something jammed down my main gun's barrel unless it was a very desperate circumstance. If anyone else wants to try it out, go for it, but I'm not willing to see what happens if I beat the odds and make the one-in-a-million shot and have it kill me. But this guy can do it.

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January 9th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Thanks!~ Is it possible to get close to the tank in a Urban warfare and kill the driver of the tank with an RPG?
January 9th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Thanks!~ Is it possible to get close to the tank in a Urban warfare and kill the driver of the tank with an RPG?
Sure, if his hatch is open or if you hit the hatch with an RPG-7v round.
January 9th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
If the tank has a coaxial machine gun and its in a hostile zone, the hatch will not be open. Therein lies one of the drawbacks to the M1a2, unless they've changed it recently and I never heard about it. You have to open the hatch to use the M60's.
January 9th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
If the tank has a coaxial machine gun and its in a hostile zone, the hatch will not be open. Therein lies one of the drawbacks to the M1a2, unless they've changed it recently and I never heard about it. You have to open the hatch to use the M60's.
Actuall you don't need to open the hatch on the M60, thats the M48 that the TC prefer to open the hatch on it.

But you are correct on the M1, the hatch is not open when in a combat zone, unless it's an A2 without CIWS.

January 10th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
So that means they can't shoot the guns without opening the hatch? I thought there is another internal gun?
January 10th, 2006  
prolific
 
Why wasnt the challenger 2 included on the show? Its the best protected tank in NATO and possible the world!

Oh and the m1a2 thing , they probably didn't show it because its fairly new and hasn't been in much combat. Currently, almost all American tanks but a few prototypes are m1a1 abrahams and a few original m1 tanks.
January 10th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by prolific
Why wasnt the challenger 2 included on the show? Its the best protected tank in NATO and possible the world!

Oh and the m1a2 thing , they probably didn't show it because its fairly new and hasn't been in much combat. Currently, almost all American tanks but a few prototypes are m1a1 abrahams and a few original m1 tanks.
Huh? No M1A1's are prototypes the IPM1 was a testbed and the U.S. Amry hasn't used a baseline M1 since 96' and that was for training. The M1A2 has been in the U.S. arsenal since 1996.

The U.S. has 7,000 M1A1's and about 300 M1A2's.