Fair enough . Even if the gunner spots the individual armed with the KORNET or RPG 30 how will the gunner know which part of the Tank is being aimed at ?
Please what?`The tank crew and gunner does not give a sh*t! His thought is "That guy is aiming at me. Me or him! That is his only thought.
RTN wrote:In place like Iraq and Syria where tanks have to fight battles inside cities the job is even more difficult . The Gunner is completely clueless about the areas from which the attack might originate .
This situation is demoralizing for everyone, regardless if you sit in a tank or just a foot soldier, the only one with high moral should be snipers, because they tend to have safer places than tanks and infantry.
RTN wrote:Militias have fired RPGs / ATGMs at the Main Gun of Abrams , T 72 from buildings ( directly overlooking the tank ) or approaching the tank from the side completely ripping off the Main Gun .
I really doubt that in most of those happenings it was intented by those PRG users. If you really want to make a firepower kill to your enemy, than you would be better using weapons with higher HE charge than the little charge in shaped charges, or even better FAE/Thermobaric weapons, but those are rather rare.
If they truelly aim for the gun and actually can hit it with skill and not through luck, than my respect.
YES ! Coz any APS anywhere in the world is used to intercept Anti Tank Rounds , RPGs and ATGMs .
They are useless against PGMs and Stand Off Missiles .
That is a really flawed statement.
APS do not care even if you launch a missile from 1000km away, APS systems are bound to their reaction time, meaning if a missile is faster than the APS can react to it, it will go through, if the Missile is slow enough it will launch a small explosive charge towards the incoming target.
It doesn't matter if you launch Kornet from 2km or from 10km it will be defeated, or at least the chance that APS can defeat is in its possible window, but like weapons that fly with Mach5 is unlikely to be defeated.
RTN wrote:This explains why BMPT 72 and Panstir accompanies Russian MBTs in the battlefield .
I don't even know how you jump from APS to BMPT-72 and Panzirs, they have really not much in common and makes me doubt about if you really understand what you are talking about.
BMPTs can't track PMGs to protect tanks, they are just vehicles of first echolon that have a brighter spectrum of targets they can engage more effective and quicker than normal tanks, like helicopters,UAVs, tanks, and most important infantry like RPG,ATGM teams or anything similiar that is a threat to tanks it is designed to protect.
Panzirs on other hand have quite good performance to track PMGs, but wouldn't be even anywhere close to any tank to protect them in urban warfare
, which you started to take as an example like Syria or Iraq.