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Tank Comparison Stats and Infantry AT Weapons

Heaney Blog 20 comments

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

F-22A vs F-35B vs PAK FA RCS Stleath

Heaney Blog 5 comments

This is a stealth RCS comparison between the in active service F-22A Raptor, the in production F-35A Lighting II and the prototype PAK FA.

This figures are (obviously) the minimum RCS for the frontal angle.

F-22A Raptor: 0.0001m2
F-35B Lighning II: 0.00143m2
PAK FA: 0.5m2

Some NON-stealth aircraft for comparison:

F-15C: 10m2
F-16C: 1.2m2
F/A-18C: 3m2

Su-27SM: 15m2
MiG-29M: 5m2
MiG-31M: 7m2 (unsure of source)

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4: 0.999m2
Panavia Tornado GR4: 5m2

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