the Japanese have unveiled their new 44 ton tank
JAZZ said:Early indications of the programme was that the tank would have to be able to operate on the northern islaand of Hokkaido - numerous rivers and the bridges are not able to support the 55t T-90.
JAZZ said:Early indications of the programme was that the tank would have to be able to operate on the northern islaand of Hokkaido - numerous rivers and the bridges are not able to support the 55t T-90. Hakkaido also lies just to the south of islands occupied by Russia so it is an important strategic location.
avatar said:SLL - I was not on about the armament .... all these guys have have 120/125 mm etc
I am talking about armour/ protection . jazz has actually made the case in point . If the Japanese tank proves itself in an Iraq like situation ... case closed - better technology- lower weight- yet better protection. time will tell.
Pioneer said:One must take into consideration, that the average tank crews of the Japanese, Korean and Chinese MBT’s are shorter than that of their European brothers in arms.
This automatically allows for the design of a lower profile tank, which again equates to a saving in mass-weight for the same level of protection and firepower.
avatar said:yeah and even those heavily armoured Merkava 4's did not fare too well against the Hezbollah .. so unless the Japanese engineers have come up with something truly good (better lighter armour) .. I do not see how this new Type 10 qualifies to be a "COIN" tank.
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