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20 comments by Heaney on Feb 27th, 2011

I've decided to revise a tank comparison statistic post.
The tanks included are:

  • M1A2 SEP (USA)
  • T-90/T-90A (Russia)
  • T-80U (Russia)
  • Challenger 2 (UK)
  • Leopard 2A6 (Germany)
  • K1A1 (South Korea)
  • Type 96 (China)
  • Merkava Mark III (Israel)
  • Leclerc (France)

I have rated them on 3 criteria, protection, lethality, and mobility.

Protection (Frontal Turret Armour Rating)


M1A2 SEP
vs HEAT: 2220mm
vs APFSDS: 1500mm

T-90 + T-90A
vs HEAT: 650mm (1250mm on K5 ERA protected areas)
vs APFSDS: 550mm (800mm on K5 ERA protected areas)

T-80U
vs HEAT: 960mm (1200mm on ERA protected areas)
vs APFSDS: 550mm (780mm on ERA protected areas)

Challenger 2
vs HEAT: 1575mm
vs APFSDS: 940mm

Leopard 2A6
vs HEAT: 1850mm
vs APFSDS: 930mm

K1A1
vs HEAT: 1000mm
vs APFSDS: 735mm

Type 96
vs HEAT: 610mm
vs APFSDS: 400mm

Merkava Mark III
vs HEAT: 1590mm
vs APFSDS: 800mm

Leclerc
vs HEAT: 1200mm
vs APFSDS: 700mm

Lethality (RHAe APFSDS Penetration at 2000m)


M1A2 SEP
M829A3: 850mm

T-90 + T-80U
3BM44M: 625mm
9M119 Svir (ATGM): 850mm (Remember though, this is HEAT)

Challenger 2
L27A1: 800mm

Leopard 2A6
DM-63: 720mm

K1A1
APFSDS: 670mm

Type 96
Type-II: 550mm

Merkava Mark III
DM-63 Export: 680mm
LAHAT (ATGM): 800mm (Remember though, this is HEAT)

Leclerc
OFL120F2: 650mm

Mobility (Top Speed and Engine Horsepower)


M1A2 SEP
Road: 42 mph
Off-road: 35 mph
Power: 1500 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 7.2 seconds
Ramge: 426 km

T-90-T-90A
Road: 37-39 mph
Off-road: 28-30 mph
Power: 840-950 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 12-10 seconds
Range: 550 km - 650 km

T-80U
Road: 43 mph
Off-road: 30 mph
Power: 1250 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 10 seconds
Range: 335 km

Challenger 2
Road: 37 mph
Off-road: 25 mph
Power: 1200 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): Unknown
Range: 450 km

Leopard 2A6
Road: 45 mph
Off-road: 25 mph
Power: 1479 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): Unknown
Range: 550 km

K1A1
Road: 40 mph
Off-road: 25 mph
Power: 1200 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 8 seconds
Range: 500 km

Type 96
Road: 43 mph
Off-road: ???
Power: 1000 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 13 seconds
Range: 450 km

Merkava Mark III
Road: 37 mph
Off-road: 30 mph
Power: 1200 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): ???
Range: 500km

Leclerc
Road: 45 mph
Off-road: 37 mph
Power: 1500 hp
Acceleration (0-20 mph): 5 seconds
Range: 550 km

Infantry AT Weapons Rating (RHAe)

Range is given as highest range where there is over a 50% hit probability.

USA

M136 AT4
HEDP: 150mm
HEAT: 420mm
Accurate Range = 500m

BGM-71-E TOW-2A (CSW)
Tandem* HEAT: 900mm
Range = 3750m
Guidance = Wire SACLOS

FGM-148 Javelin
Tandem* HEAT: 800 mm (top-attack flight profile)
Range = 2500m
Guidance = IR Seeker Fire and Forget

Russia

RPG-7V1
PG7V HEAT: 260mm
PG7VL HEAT: 500mm
PG-7VR Tandem* HEAT: 750mm
Accurate Range = 200m

RPG-27
Tandem* HEAT: 600mm
Accurate Range = 200m

RPG-29
Tandem* HEAT: 800mm
Accurate Range = 500m

9K115-2 Metis-M (CSW)
Tandem* HEAT: 950mm
Range = 2000m
Guidance = Wire SACLOS

9M133 Kornet (CSW)
Tandem* HEAT: 1100mm
Range = 5500m
Guidance = Laser SACLOS


* Tandem rockets/missiles contain 2 warheads, the first of which will defeat the ERA.

Helicopter-Launched AT Weapons Rating (RHAe)

USA


AGM-114L Hellfire (AH-64D)

Penetration = 900mm
Guidance = Radar Seeker Fire and Forget
Range = 8000m

Russia


9K114M1 Shturm (Mi-24V)

Penetration = 560mm
Guidance = Radio SACLOS
Range = 6000m

9M120 Ataka-V (Mi-28N)
Penetration = 800mm
Guidance = Radio SACLOS
Range = 6000m

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Apr 1 2012, 2:58am says:

I just found some pictures of the T90MS. Do you have any info about this T90 variant ?

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Heaney Creator
Heaney Apr 1 2012, 2:08pm replied:

That's the production version of the T-90M prototype.

It gives the commander a thermal sight, GPS, and Relikt ERA along with other things.

As of January 2012, 95% of T-90s in the Russian ground forces were T-90 or T-90A, so the T-90MS is in very limited production.

Right now the main Russian battle tanks are still the T-90, T-90A and T-80U.

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Apr 1 2012, 8:12pm replied:

were do you get your information?

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Heaney Creator
Heaney Apr 3 2012, 10:21am replied:

Books, articles, forums, ect..

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Mar 18 2012, 3:51pm says:

wow you sure know your military stuff, you even know the details of each tank. I just got a question do you know the reason why the T64 wasn't as mass produces as the T72 and witch of the two tanks are better.

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Heaney Creator
Heaney Mar 19 2012, 11:01am replied:

Well the T-64 was definitely the better tank, but more expensive.

At that time, the Soviets favoured quantity over quality, so bought mass numbers of the cheaper T-72 instead of small numbers of the T-64 (due to cost).

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Mar 19 2012, 4:21pm replied:

wow your right you do know your military history most people Ive talk to never herd of a T64

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Mar 18 2012, 8:13pm replied:

You don't need to answer that but anyway do you just play WIC-MW or do you play any other games. Heaney if you like tanks then you should try World Of Tanks.

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Heaney Creator
Heaney Mar 19 2012, 11:02am replied:

One of the other military games I play that is very very realistic is the ACE and ACRE mods for the game "Arma 2: Combined Operations".

You should try it.

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Mar 19 2012, 4:24pm replied:

I would try Arma 2 because of the customizable mission creator but my computer can not handle the game I shall try it as soon as I get a better computer after I find out what computer I should get and that wont break the first bank of allen

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