Syrian clips causing drop in Royal Armoured Corps recruitment?

Nehustan

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#4
To be honest the pictures I've seen just makes me think that using a tank for FIBUA thinking one is protected is a miscalculation.
 
#5
Without a Trophy-type defence system, a Konkurs missile will destroy a Challenger II almost as easily as a T55.
No it won't.


No infantry weapon has ever destroyed a CR2, despite many attempts.




Comparing the protection of a T-55 and a Challenger is a bit like comparing the results of crashing a 1960s Lada and a modern Ford Focus.


You utter, shrivelled, warty, cheesy bell-end.
 
#6
With all this footage of Syrian tanks being opened up like tin cans as here
LiveLeak.com - FSA attacks SAA tank with 9M113 Konkurs ATGM 01/06
I bet that recruitment to the Royal Armoured Corps is already down!

Without a Trophy-type defence system, a Konkurs missile will destroy a Challenger II almost as easily as a T55.

Who wants to face certain death in a metal coffin?

As would JAVELIN, latest generation Russian AT or any other current or last generation ATGM.
AT weapons and Tank armour will always go around in circles, countering each other. No doubt in a number of years there'll be something that will defeat a 'Trophy' or 'Arena' point defence system. And the cycle will continue...

BTW, although I'm no expert, the vehicle in question seems to have suffered a minestrike K-Kill - upside down, thrown track, turret intact. Rather than being upright having been hit from a top-attack ATGM.

But then again, you seem to talk absolute shite on this site, I'm leaving it.



I've posted as I didn't want to waste the last 90 seconds of my life typing.
 
#7
Wouldn't worry unduly. We won't have many of those nasty tank things soon enough.
 
#8
No it won't.

No infantry weapon has ever destroyed a CR2, despite many attempts.

Comparing the protection of a T-55 and a Challenger is a bit like comparing the results of crashing a 1960s Lada and a modern Ford Focus.





If the crew in a Challenger II can walk away from this kind of hit
LiveLeak.com - FSA attacks SAA tank with 9M113 Konkurs ATGM 01/06
then I am more than impressed with British tank technology.

Even Merkavas were opened up like Coke cans by Konkurs in 2006, hence their liberal use of the Trophy system, 120mm beehive rounds and heavy 'panzer grenadier' anti-tank crew hunting type infantry accompaniment.
 
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#10
#11
If the crew in a Challenger II can walk away from this kind of hit
LiveLeak.com - FSA attacks SAA tank with 9M113 Konkurs ATGM 01/06
then I am more than impressed with British tank technology.
Be impressed.

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Dragoon guards survive ambush
BBC NEWS | UK | Tanks and artillery 'face MoD axe' (the bit about being hit by seventy RPGs)


I'm not saying any tank is indestructible, of course it isn't. But CR2 is much, much more advanced than some piece of Russian shite that was designed when The Queen was still Princess Elizabeth and then badly built by Communists for export.
 
#12
Those are Syrian Tanks manned by Syrian soldiers

Ours are British manned by British soldiers. See the crucial difference?

Question to OP. When was the last time a British Tank was destroyed in such a fashion? (Blue on blue don't count for this survey) and, as such, why would that stop recruits joining the RAC?
 
#13
No it won't.


No infantry weapon has ever destroyed a CR2, despite many attempts.




Comparing the protection of a T-55 and a Challenger is a bit like comparing the results of crashing a 1960s Lada and a modern Ford Focus.


You utter, shrivelled, warty, cheesy bell-end.

Mmmmmhhhhh!

The Lada has heavier armour (bodywork, you can shag fat lasses on the bonnet or roof), better off road performance (Riva or Niva), more room for the dog and it doesn't make you look like a big girl's blouse.

The Ford Focus has the better turning circle and can reach 60 miles an hour before reaching the end of Tesco's car park, but it makes you look like a right twat.
 
#15
For comparison though, can someone fire a Spandrel at Maalox just to see the result?
 
#16
If the crew in a Challenger II can walk away from this kind of hit
LiveLeak.com - FSA attacks SAA tank with 9M113 Konkurs ATGM 01/06
then I am more than impressed with British tank technology.

Even Merkavas were opened up like Coke cans by Konkurs in 2006, hence their liberal use of the Trophy system, 120mm beehive rounds and heavy 'panzer grenadier' anti-tank crew hunting type infantry accompaniment.
Nice vid. I saw big flash with lots of heat and smoke generated. What I didn't see is the end result.

The image, as rightly said, is not the same MBT as in the vid, so your assumption that all MBT's are being whacked by ATGM's is worthy of a Sun newspaper source, ie. bollocks
 
#18
Nice vid. I saw big flash with lots of heat and smoke generated. What I didn't see is the end result.
I'm no expert, but I'd hazard a guess that with a bang that big it means that the tank exploded. I can't imagine the missile going off like that on its own.
 
#19
Question to OP. When was the last time a British Tank was destroyed in such a fashion?
The last time a British-built British-crewed tank was knocked out by an anti tank weapon out was to a Panzerfaust in March 1945.

No British-built tanks were destroyed by AT weapons in Korea or Vietnam.

The last time British-built tanks were destroyed in combat were the dozens of Israeli Centurions succumbing to Saggers in 1973

 
#20
Well it didn't stop them signing up during the cold war when in the event of the 3rd Shock rolling through life expectancy was something like 30 seconds.
Their choice was waiting for certain death in a sodden trench or waiting for certain death in a waterproof tin can with a BV. Not quite the same situation since gortex came along.
 

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