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rkraptor70
rkraptor70

"specially the Leopard 2A7+ and the Russian T-90M"

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S3TH
S3TH

Don't know about the T-90 but the Leo is superior.
-> Mostly equally Tank but with better Gun

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stukatankkiller
stukatankkiller

plus it's cheaper to run

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VWV
VWV

Who needs a cheap tank when you're already in debt for 15 trillion of dollars!

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tanker1408
tanker1408

The T-90 is much more in the need of some major upgrades, as it is far behind, and more outdated than the M1 Abrams, or any other western MBT for that matter. Since after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian tanks have not been modernized to modern standards. Unlike western MBT's which have continuously been upgraded and redesigned throughout the last years.

The T-90 has the worst protection, because it still uses the outdated Kontakt-5 ERA from the 1980's, which is outdated by now. It may have been very effective back in the 80's, but it's insufficient for today's protection standards. Now, the M829A3 and DM53 (used by the Abrams and Leopard) are both able to penetrate the Kontakt-5 ERA (and of course the basic armor of the tank). In fact, even the earlier M829A2 from the early 90's was already credited of being able to penetrate the K-5)

On top of this, the 125mm gun that is used by all Russian tanks, has not received any upgrades or any new tank rounds capable of penetrating the front armor of the Leopard 2A6 or the M1A2 SEP. At least not the turret front. Maybe it could penetrate the lower hull front of the western MBT's, at close range, but I'll leave this open to debate.

Although the Russians did come up with a few new prototypes recently, such as the T-95 (with an impressive 152mm gun), or the T-90AM presented in 2011, which has the new developed Relikt ERA armor. But neither of them have entered service yet, and probably will remain as such for the next few years.

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L00Ng_StRyKr
L00Ng_StRyKr

Hey guys, give it some credit. It's American after all - budgeted, regulated, old and tired, plus tall and fat at the same time. It's got muscles and a gut, some glory, and a loud mouth.

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aidas2
aidas2

Comments TL;DR America dominate, **** yeah! *Post outdated and ill informed details*. **** yeah!

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onikenshin
onikenshin

Um. There was no account of an RPG7 taking out or disabling aside from tracks on any Abrams. No other modern MBT has seen as much combat than the M1 Abrams. It is superior to all modern MBT's, mainly because there are more of them than any other, plus the closest contenders that are the Leo 2 and Challenger 2, are still not in numbers. They would fail because there are only hundreds of them opposed to thousands of Abrams.

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While it's definitely not the best tank in the world, nevertheless the M1 Abrams is a capable American fighting machine. But it'll need more extensive modernization to keep up with it's European counterparts, especially the Leopard 2A7+ and the Russian T-90M

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