Avimimus said:Exactly how much heat does it take to cook the crew of an MBT? How good is composite armour at transferring heat?
Kadija_Man said:I think the problem is more with cooking the engine. ...
tround said:Yes , a Mobility kill is a kill like a Firepower kill and a Catastrophic kill .
The tracks of the M1 abrams are made of steel covered by rubber .
It can't rolled at 70 kmh but it can nevertheless rolled , fall back , be repaired and fight another day .
tround said:For the guerrilla and the M.C you can try a giant ambush ( I find nevertheless the "sheep" rather convincing ) .
But the preparation is long, you are more easily localised and the output is weak .
tround said:You can seriously damaged a M1 with a crushing attack of MLR with TH. warhead but the consumption of ammunitions is important (as for 155s with classical shells) .
tround said:The atomic bomb is also an incendiary weapon ! But the MBT have also a " rather good " thermal protection against them .
tround said:Really, the MBT are protected against the naplam .
You can also try with a pyromaniac , that doesn't work more .
Jemiba said:Principally there should be a way to shut those grills temporarily, or activate a kind of fire extinguisher in
the event od a fire in the ducting, triggered by heat sensors ? Don't know, if such systems are actually
But it brings up the question to me, if tanks would be vulnerable against the kind of attack, that is often used
against bancomats nowadays, that means, being filled with an explosive gas. Would be sucked at least into the
engine with the outside air and then probably ignited by hot engine parts.
Because the intakes - or worse, the radiators - would be choked with dirt kicked up by offroad operations?Kadija_Man said:I've often wondered why they haven't take air from underneath the hull or the lower hull sides instead, for cooling.