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    Default will this replace the abrams?

    I know this is old but will the current FCS 40ton tank replace the M1A2 or will it be this thing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AZe8jOuGpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuntman View Post
    I know this is old but will the current FCS 40ton tank replace the M1A2 or will it be this thing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AZe8jOuGpo
    cool video, very interesting

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    last time that i saw that vid was ages ago, totally forgotten about it, iam curious about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMON View Post
    last time that i saw that vid was ages ago, totally forgotten about it, iam curious about it
    my guess if this is old, then maybe it will not replace the M1 Abrams, the M1 is suppose to be in service until 2050, so I once heard on TV.

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    I think it really depends on what kind of wars we are fighting. Right now, conventional warfare seems to be phased out, and we are now finding ourselves acting in counter-insurgency roles. So far, the Abrams has done very well in that particular role. In other words, If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

    However, when manpower, speed, and versatility become a problem with the Abrams, then you may want to start looking into that new tank.

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    Interesting concept but Abram's, which is one of the best protected tanks, has show some limitations with IED's and other weapons in Iraq. So imagine at 40 tons, probably doesn't offer equal protection.

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    At the end of the video I also saw them discussing the concept of a plastic tank!? What has the military industry come to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by therifleman View Post
    At the end of the video I also saw them discussing the concept of a plastic tank!? What has the military industry come to?
    it's for the airsoft guys

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    i think if the M1 will be replaced its gonna be replaced by the new Leopard tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMON View Post
    i think if the M1 will be replaced its gonna be replaced by the new Leopard tank
    why do you say that, do you have any links to answer that please.

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    very simply, Leaopard is a better tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat12 View Post
    why do you say that, do you have any links to answer that please.
    well, developing a new one cost lots of money, so why not taking the best tank of the world? there is always room to improve it ( not that the tanks needs it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMON View Post
    well, developing a new one cost lots of money, so why not taking the best tank of the world?
    Abrams being replaced by Merkava4?

    Leopard2 A6 is surely one of the best tanks out there, but it has nothing outstanding to qualify as "best tank in the world".
    What Abrams need is a diesel engine, better roof, side and rear armor, plus a strengthened upper glacis plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZKT View Post
    Abrams being replaced by Merkava4?

    Leopard2 A6 is surely one of the best tanks out there, but it has nothing outstanding to qualify as "best tank in the world".
    What Abrams need is a diesel engine, better roof, side and rear armor, plus a strengthened upper glacis plate.
    well if there is not better then then the A6, then is the best tank

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    Leopard2 A6 is unproven and the Merkava 4's had their asses whooped by atgm's. Old atgm's at that. Active protection systems are needed by all tanks hands down.

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