GarryB wrote:Hahahaha.. good example kotemore... while the US and the west struggle to get air burst grenade launchers into service the Soviets/Russians have had them for three and a half decades... in service.
So what if ERA tiles get ripped off the sides of tanks.. shit happens.
And US tanks never lose ERA from their sides because they don't have any... they just have a flimsy sheet of material that keeps the dust down and does fuck all to protect the vehicle from a side hit... but by all means believe that makes the US piece of crap superior.
I am sure you think German Nazi troops look superior in their leather shorts but it didn't do much to help them win the war. In fact it has been proven that the better fitting uniforms of the Germans could be responsible for as many deaths at times as the Soviet forces because of frostbite and general heat loss.
Come on Vann... where are your threads on US quality control... didn't you read about their two biggest helos crashing into each other off the coast in the Pacific ocean... I guess US politicians don't care about American soldiers either. I mean how long were Humvees used instead of MRAPs when it was known they weren't protected vehicles...
But as you suggest they looked well designed so they must be OK... because that is all that matters.
The sideskirts are designed that way to fall off when getting scratched near building, trees or any other hard obstacle. It is to prevent side skirts damaging or ripping open the fuel canisters. Not the most elegant way but that is what has been chosen.