Now we know: the top ten greatest ever tanks of all time - Page 15




 
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January 10th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by zander_0633
So that means they can't shoot the guns without opening the hatch? I thought there is another internal gun?
Yes, the coaxial.
January 10th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
CAn it shoot at close range?
January 10th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
CAn it shoot at close range?
Yes, the coaxial is a machine gun that can be aimed and fired from within the tank. It has the same capabilites and limitations as a infantryman with a big machine gun does. It doesn't always have a 360 degree firing radius, depending upon where it is mounted on the tank.

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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!
Probably because the Challenger II makes a substantial sacrifice in speed and mobility for its superior protection. If you have only one MBT, its very important to combine getting there first with getting there alive. That's really the only down side to the Challenger II, but its a pretty big one in my opinion.
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January 11th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Yes, the coaxial is a machine gun that can be aimed and fired from within the tank. It has the same capabilites and limitations as a infantryman with a big machine gun does. It doesn't always have a 360 degree firing radius, depending upon where it is mounted on the tank.

Probably because the Challenger II makes a substantial sacrifice in speed and mobility for its superior protection. If you have only one MBT, its very important to combine getting there first with getting there alive. That's really the only down side to the Challenger II, but its a pretty big one in my opinion.
The coaxial is not mountable, it's a stationary weapon next to the main gun.
January 12th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
So if the turret is jam, so is the coaxial gun?
January 12th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
The coaxial is not mountable, it's a stationary weapon next to the main gun.
Presuming he means the actual location of the gun, not where you glue it on in battle

And yes it would be as still as the main gun, but you do have atleast one more ontop of the turret thats independent of the turret.
January 12th, 2006  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
So if the turret is jam, so is the coaxial gun?
Nope
January 12th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
My mistake on vocabulary/terminology.
January 13th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, All we need to do is to trap the tank in a small lane, then we can shoot RPG at it from all directions and destroy it!
January 13th, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, All we need to do is to trap the tank in a small lane, then we can shoot RPG at it from all directions and destroy it!
Assuming the tank is stupid enough to do that and the supporting infantry and other tanks let you get close enough to do that.