World Tank Ranking - Page 4




 
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March 18th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
hah! Thanks!
March 24th, 2006  
skipper
 
I saw a program on discovery, the top ten MBT in the world. Basically, all the tanks have problems.

The Merkava is apparently excellent in Israeli terrain, and urban situations, but its weight and poor fuel efficiency make it unusable for expeditionary forces.

The Abrams gets a prety good qrap, NATO interchangable etc, but it runs on a jet engine, meaning its fuel efficiency is terrible, and it has weak spots, like the exhaust, that can cause the bugger to....explode....in one hit.

The challenger got a good wrap, mainly because its battle tested and its armor is awesome, but its not user friendly.

They rated the Leo II number one because it has reasonably good armor, excellent weapons and comms systems, is fast, has good fuel economy, its compact but most importantly it is easy as to drive. Easier than a car apparently.

Check out the show if uve got cable, they do the top ten of some of the coolest machines and stuff.
March 24th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, I think on some other thread I read this before! And the Leo II is the best tank! Sadly, not many countries own it! Deutschland Uber Alles!
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March 24th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, I think on some other thread I read this before! And the Leo II is the best tank! Sadly, not many countries own it! Deutschland Uber Alles!
About 10 countries own a couple of Leopard 2
March 24th, 2006  
Venom PL
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexKall
About 10 countries own a couple of Leopard 2
Exactly 12 countries:

Austria - 114 Leopard 2NL(A4)
Denmark - 51 Leopard 2 A5+
Finland - 124 Leopard 2A4
Germany - 852 Leopard 2 (502 Leopard 2A4, 125 Leopard 2A5, 225 Leopard 2A6)
Greece - 183 Leopard 2A4 and 170 Leopard 2GR(HEL)
The Netherlands - 180 Leopard 2A6NL
Norway - 52 Leopard 2NL(A4)
Poland 128 Leopard 2A4
Switzerland - 380 Pz 87
Sweden - 160 Leopard 2A4 as the Strv 121 and 120 Leopard 2(S) as the Strv 122
Spain - 108 Leopard 2A4 and 219 Leopard 2A6 as the Leopard 2E
Turkey - 298 Leopard 2A4
March 24th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
Ah, thought Turky had only older leopards, good to know they changed to a bit newer Leos
March 25th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, does 12 countries count as alot? Wads the type that most country have?
March 25th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
I believe the real designation for the Black Eagle is T-80UM2.
March 25th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Black eagle? the F-15E?
March 25th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, does 12 countries count as alot? Wads the type that most country have?
Modern tank? Leo I would presume!