Swedish Tank.

May 25th, 2006  

Topic: Swedish Tank.

I have heard that the Swedish Uppgraded Leopard 2, (STRV 122) Is the Best tank in the world. Is This true.?
May 25th, 2006  
No, you were misinformed. The best tank in the world is the Challenger 2E.
May 25th, 2006  
I suppose everyone has their own opinion...

How many of the current breeds of tanks have actually seen combat? Hard to slap a "Best In The World" moniker on something without putting it up against other tanks.
May 25th, 2006  
I'd say strv122 is the best, perhaps not for everyone but not everyone is looking for a vehicle that has been proven in desert combat against 30 - 50 years old crap. How many of the current tank breeds have seen combat in arctic conditions
May 25th, 2006  
major liability
The Strv 122 is definitely one of my favorite tanks, but I don't think any one tank can be declared "the best," it's just not going to happen as long as so many countries are at the same technological level.
May 27th, 2006  
Its probebly one of the best for Artic warfare, but probebly crappy in the desert! I doubt the engine can coop with those high temps
May 27th, 2006  
The best tank of the world is the Iraki t-54/55. Don't you remember how the Hussein's general kept on saying that they were beating the American Abrams in the last Gulf War?
May 27th, 2006  
This should put the debate to rest.

BAE Systems Land Systems has confirmed that it has no plans to promote its Challenger 2E main battle tank (MBT) for foreign sales, despite reports only a year ago that export customers were being sought.
The news will come as no surprise to industry analysts who have long suspected that the Challenger 2E programme was unlikely to proceed after it failed to win the Hellenic Army's competition for a new MBT in 2002.
The withdrawal of Challenger 2E from the active export market may well signify the end of new MBT building in the UK.
A spokesman for BAE Land Systems said that this newly formed division of BAE Systems would be presenting a strategic business plan in August 2005. He declined to confirm that Challenger 2E would be a part of that plan. Instead, it is thought that the company will focus on the UK's proposed Future Rapid Effects System (FRES).
All work on the Challenger 2E ceased, following six years of development, after it failed to win the Hellenic Army's MBT competition. The Challenger 2E was designed and developed for the Hellenic Army's requirement for a new MBT. However, the Leopard 2A, developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in Germany, was selected over the British Challenger 2E, French Leclerc and US M1A2 Abrams in 2002.The tank has attracted little serious interest since the Greek bid failed.


May 28th, 2006  
Aww, what a shame Would of been an awsome tank!
June 1st, 2006  
I'm somewhat of a fan of the Swedish S-Tank, or tank destroyer, whatever it is, its cool.