What Tank Has the Best Fire Control System? - Page 2




 
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October 18th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
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The Merkava Mk 4's fire control system is a derivitve of the one on the F-15, so it must be pretty good
Source????????????!?!?
October 18th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
Quote:
The Merkava Mk 4's fire control system is a derivitve of the one on the F-15, so it must be pretty good
Source????????????!?!?
Tank-net.org
October 18th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
I never heard about that...Dosent make much sens, as tank FC and Aircraft FC are very diffrent...Are you sure that someone dident get confused because of name similarity? The IAF codename for the f15 being Baz, and the Merkava Mk3 FC system name being Baz as well?
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October 18th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I don't have a source to go on, but the Merkava Mk4 having the best FCS would make sense. Then again, Leopard II variants would also be strong contenders. The Challenger and the M1 Abrams too of course.
October 21st, 2004  
rocco
 
the source is:

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/

its a great website for all israeli military weapons made in israel or ubgraded in israel.
check out the merkava section...
October 21st, 2004  
rocco
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
I don't have a source to go on, but the Merkava Mk4 having the best FCS would make sense. Then again, Leopard II variants would also be strong contenders. The Challenger and the M1 Abrams too of course.
im pretty sure that what the merkava has the abrams would have aswell...
October 21st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
IF the M1 has a better FCS. If the Merkava has the better FCS, then Israel may very well keep it to themselves. Probably whisper some hints for improvement at the USA ... maybe, maybe not.
October 21st, 2004  
rocco
 
Quote:
Some of the Army's Bradley fighting vehicles are guided by on-board computers supplied by a subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems, Shapir said. U.S. troops riding in the Bradleys might also be protected by armor from Rafael, said Lova Drori, Rafael's director of international marketing.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/world/i...ael-tech_x.htm

its a two-way exchange, israel helps with high tech stuff, america supplies high tech stuff with israeli input in them. and again vice verser

examples of US-Israeli cooperation are shown in there...

Hunter
Arrow missle
MTHEL

all worked on together by israel and U.S
October 21st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Thinking in terms of making sure the USA doesn't sell the latest and niftiest things to Israel's enemies and vice-versa. Israel's in more of a precarious circumstance. Some nations in the area buy arms from the USA and also have high potential for becoming Israel's enemy in the future. Saudi Arabia for instance. I don't doubt its a 2 way partnership.
October 27th, 2004  
rocco
 
saudis arnt the problem, israel would wipe them out faster than in the 6 day war... the problem is the overall arab army....
egypt now has m1a1's, atleast 500, egypt has been an agressor in the past, and i dobut that little worthless paper israel got for the suez will be worth anything in the future if egypt decides to invade with the help of the rest of israels neighbours...
offcourse m1a1 or T-whatever wont matter... egypt's m1a1's will be crushed by israels tanks because of the human factor of war, israel is simply better trained and more organised, but these M1A1's will cause more deaths on IDF side, which isnt good news for the poor guys who burn alive inside a tank from a sabot supplied by US...
i can understand that these military exports make good $ and help US economy, but why egypt? why give them 1.3 billion annually? do they even need it. they are the agressors in the past, and in addition egypt goes against US in the UN all the time, what makes egypt such a great allie that it should be given these weapons...