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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Ahh yis, was reading about this not to long ago. Brazil was hue hued thoroughly. Interesting that the Saudi's didn't consider the T-72Bs though.

Also, modern tanks are fun as well. Keep them up.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

Because they weren't politically aligned with the Soviets.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

True, had the dates muddled. Derp. They were to early for the massive Soviet everything must go sale.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

Only good thing they could of got was the Chally and they went for the worst of the 3.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

If they only drove in straight lines, didn't go in the sand and maintained a large stock of DU rounds they should have been fine...

Oh wait.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

Remind me how many Challenger 1's were lost in British service? Here is a hint, it is less than one.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Previous comment was about the Abrams, just in case you thought I was gibing at the Chally.

As to your question... 0.5?

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

You do know the Challenger 1's were issued 12 DU rounds each right?

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

No I did not. At least the gun is rifled though, unlike the (in comparison) highly underwhelming M1A1's smoothbore.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

Only good guns are rifled. Hence why the longest range tank to tank was from a thirty year old gun.

And I saw your original comment, you thought we'd ever use smoothbore junk. Truly laughable.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Yes, I was confused with something else.

Although, smugly, I wouldn't have ever put it past you Brits.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

You were probably thinking of the Abrams.

You think we'd use smoothbore? We pride ourselves on my armour and to use something other than a rifled gun is to ruin that reputation. HESH or bust.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

HESH has fun with ERA though...

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

Sure does because the shockwave would cause the ERA to detonate. HESH sure is magical.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Errm, okay.

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 Philosoraptor
 Philosoraptor

Centurions are great also. :P

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X

But old.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley

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Description

The Engesa EE-T1 Osório was a Brazilian main battle tank prototype. It was developed as a privately funded venture by Engesa, with little government support. It was intended to be sold first to Arab and other Third World countries, jump-starting production — and enabling the Brazilian Army to later place its own orders without having to fund development costs. However macro-political events including the Gulf War and North American political pressure led to the tank's demise, and the tank was never acquired by the Brazilian Army.

Development started in 1982 and the first prototype was completed in 1985.

The EE-T1 was considered for service with the Saudi Arabian Army. It was evaluated against the French AMX 40, the American M1 Abrams, and the British Challenger 1 and emerged as the winner. The Osorio was quite cheap and affordable while having better results in the trials than the other three MBTs. In September 1989, Saudi Arabia quietly opted for the M1 Abrams instead and only announced its new decision shortly after Iraq invaded neighboring Kuwait, triggering the Persian Gulf War.

EE-T1 Osorio
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin Brazil
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Engesa
Designed 1982–86
Manufacturer Engesa
Unit cost $ 6,855,859.20 BRL,
($3,840,261.00 USD)
Produced 1986
Number built 2 prototypes
Specifications
Weight 42.9 short tons (38.9 t; 38.3 long tons)
Length 9.99 metres (32 ft 9 in)
Width 3.26 metres (10 ft 8 in)
Height 2.37 metres (7 ft 9 in)
Crew 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
Armor composite, including aluminum/steel, carbon fibers, and ceramics.
Main
armament
120 mm GIAT G1 smoothbore gun(P2),
105 mm L/52 L7 rifled gun(P1),
Secondary
armament
M2HB 12.7 mm machine gun x2
(coaxial and roof mounted)
Engine 12-cylinder MWM TBD 234 Diesel engine
1,100 hp
Power/weight 26 hp/tonne
Suspension hydropneumatic
Operational
range
550 km (340 mi)
Speed 70 km/h (43 mph)

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