aPyro_, on Jun 12 2012 - 04:26, said:
The T-62A is a prototype, not the real T-62 with the lolstomp gun.
And the Soviets had the best tanks of the cold war by a mile, easily. The M60 is a joke.
In every engagement that an M 60 has ever fought T-55s, T-62s or T-72s the Soviet tanks were raped. By a mile. Not even close, under any circumstances, ever.
In all situations the american optics are better, the fire control is better, the rate of fire is much better, the accuracy is better, the pen is better , crew efficiency is much higher due to proper air conditioning, ventilation, lower overall operation tempratures and roominiess.Crews are comfortable in american tanks as compared to soviet tanks.radios were better.Situational awareness was better.
Russian tanks were fast, had heavier armor and a lower profile.. The American tanks with superior range, could still pen the russians heavier armor, who would get wrecked as they closed on a target in the assault as american vehicles could engage from outside their range, so the russian made vehicles were never able to exploit their heavier armor in any engagement.They simply get outgunned by Yankee tanks with better range and accuracy, and the armor levels are'nt that decisive a factor when both sides can pen each other at 1000 yds, but one side can pen the other at 2KM and the side thats get git at 2 KM doesnt event have optics to engage at that range, let alone a gun that has the accuracy to do it.
it is commomn knowledge the 105 on the m1 abrams in the first gulf war is basically an L7, and the T 72s of the iraqis couldnt even see from where they were being engaged, let alone find and pen them. the isralis did the same thing with the 105s on their centurions, M48s, M60s and even their Ben gurions ( M4s with 105 L7) against the T55s and T62s of the syrians and egyptions with similar ease. You are nuts if you think otherwise.
Edited by ShermansWar, Jun 12 2012 - 15:33.