Tank versus Tank battles today

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Sep 27, 2006
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Back in 1973 the mighty Israel tank force was not shocked by Soviet supplied T62 tanks but by the impact of hundreds of suitcase SAGGER anti tank missiles.
In both wars against Iraq the allied M1 and Challenger tanks decimated enemy tanks only later to prove vulnerable to improvised explosive traps planted by insurgents.
Unlike the epic encounters between tank forces in World War 2 we seem to have moved to an era where tank battles between competing well equipped armoured units are a thing of the past.
The UK for example can reinforce Poland or the Baltic States far more easily and effectively with its Apache helicopters than its declining numbers of Challenger tanks.
Will we ever see another Kursk or 6 day war style tank battle with state of the art equipment on both sides?


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probably not with everyone wanting to advance thier military technology to a kind of "push button warfare" being able to hit anything, anytime, anywhere. thats why the "project thor" was considered. it was a space based platform that met the requirements of the (cant remember the treaty name) space treaty where you cannot put nuclear weapons into space it was a KRDS or Kenetic Rod Delivery System. there is a thread on it if you want to check it out. but its more long range engagements like artillery and such when it comes to tanks.

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