Super Bainite Armour

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developed in the same country (England) that brought us Chobham armor, which is used on both the M1A1 / M1A2 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tank) and British Challenger 2 MBT
I thought chobham was still our little secret and the yanks used steel alloys? Have the M1s been using them since initial production or is this a recent thing?
 
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ObnoxiousJockGit said:
Post at defensereview.com about this new armour. Dunno if it is a revolutionary armour or just cheap to make!
It would seem only fitting that the new "super armor" (Super Bainite) would be developed in the same country (England) that brought us Chobham armor......
Wait till the penny pinchers apply their logic, along these lines:-
1. All future armour to be based on super bainite
so
2. All future purchases will therefore cost less
therefore
3. We can cut the defence budget even further whilst calling it an increase in 'real terms',


You heard it here first...
 
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ObnoxiousJockGit said:
@Pacifist_Jihadist; I'm pretty sure the US originally used Chobham on the M1 but replaced it with DU armour yonks ago.
CR2 uses, I believe, Dorchester. One could speculate on the differences.
 

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Pacifist_Jihadist said:
developed in the same country (England) that brought us Chobham armor, which is used on both the M1A1 / M1A2 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tank) and British Challenger 2 MBT
I thought chobham was still our little secret and the yanks used steel alloys? Have the M1s been using them since initial production or is this a recent thing?
I was always led to believe that as soon as we had developed a round to defeat Chobham (APFSDS) we started to sell it to recoup the costs. After all, AIUI we only got CR1 because Shir Iran 2 had been destined for the Shah, but when he was desposed, the deal was cancelled and we had 1200 tanks that were better than we had already.
 

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