ALAMO Mon Apr 24, 2023 5:53 pm
Yes, I know that, as it represented the Murican struggle to compete with Strv122
But you can keep my word for SEPv2, I have those in a backyard
The point is I guess that the mass parameters are highly doubtful.
There is a "short tone" vs. metric tone, while the first one is 907 kg.
A lot of Anglosaxon made materials refer to the short one, as it is calculated from the pound both share.
SEPv2 weighs 71 short tones, which equals <65 metric.
SEPv3 weighs 73 short/66 metric.
There is a quite impressive, about 3t weight increase in all the milestone generations, that is M1/M1A1HA/M1A2.
And the latest was tested with additional weight balance welded on the turret front, so expect another weight increase as they will hit 70 metric shortly.Russian armor can afford to be much denser compared to Western analogues because the turret design removes the need for side armor. Most of the armor weight can thus be distributed to the massive turret cheeks.
There is much less area to be covered first of all, and that is because of superb engineering rather than compromising ergonomy.