T2Terminator, on Mar 25 2013 - 05:04, said:
Let's start WW3 and find out which tank comes out on top
Russian equipment sold to foreign countries aren't up to original specs; they're something called "monkey models"
. Besides, ERA is proving to keep even outdated T-72's alive in multiple engagements in Syria. There's a video of a T-model taking 3 or 4 RPG's and only having engine/hydrolic failure; the tank itself and crew survived.
There's also videos of crews being extremely dissatisfied with the tank's problems. For example, certain system failures that could cause an ammo cook-off. Granted, they are like a Japanese car. Reliable most of the time, good performance for the price, plagued simple problems, and can be fixed with a few dollars.
I do understand they are underarmoured/undergunned versions of said Russian tank, but most internal systems are the same.
T90MC, on Mar 25 2013 - 05:04, said:
Not so much design problems so much as poor crew training and tactics, such was reflected in previous conflicts with Israel
Russian crew training has proven to be equally poor in previous conflicts.
Back on topic with RU tanks, the last inovative tank they made was the T-62. It's been a long since they've been creative.
Edit: Too many autocorrects on this damn tablet..
Edited by ysoignorant, Mar 25 2013 - 05:28.