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    starman

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    Re: Failed Tanks

    Post  starman on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:41 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    It came so late, and was so obsolete compared to the rest of WW2 tanks that its just funny.

    Not so funny for the crews roasted inside the "self propelled coffin." On one occasion--El Gubi late '41--it actually may have performed well though. The 47mm gun wasn't so bad.
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    Re: Failed Tanks

    Post  starman on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:49 pm

    cracker wrote:
    T-62 was fine and needed, as the AFPSDS for T-55 came only in the 70s and 80s, T-62 was the main tool of power in the 60s and 70s, with T-64 also.

    Historically, in actual combat, it didn't do well in the 1973 war, or the 1991 gulf war. The Israelis slaughtered T-62s of Egypt's 25th brigade, and the Marines destroyed hundreds without suffering a hit, let alone a loss. But that was mainly the fault of arab crews and officers not the tank itself.

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