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War Machine Orbis Publication 1983,
Guide to the worlds main battle tanks of the 1980's
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Guide to the worlds main battle tanks of the 1980's

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Issue
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PublishedbyOrbis
Publishino Ltd
@Aerospace
P'ubtisning
Ltd
1983
Editorial
OfficesWar
Machine
Aerospace
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Passage
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Stan
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Although
manyother weapon systems have
been
developed
for
landcombat since
World
War
II,
the main
hattle tank
is
still
the
dominant
factor
in
that
enuironment,
It
possesses
the
arrrrout
protection,
mobiJity/agility
and
firepower
which
is
essential
to
its
suwival
on
today's
battlefield,
and
of all
atnry
weaponsitisthe
only
one
capable
of offensive
anddefensiveoperationl
Durrng
World
War
II most
of
themajor
powersdeveloped
and
deployedthree
classes
of
tank(light,
medium and
hear,ry)
and
in
the immediate
post-war
period
this tendency
continued
with
the
USA
and the
USSR
each
developing
newgenerationsoftanks
that
included
all
three
types,In thecase
of
the
United
States it
was the
M4I Walker
Bulldog hght
tank,
the
M47
and
M48
Patton
medium
tanks
and the
MI03
heavy tank,
The
USSR
developed
the
PT-76
hght amphrbioustank, T'54
medium
tank
and
T-10
heavy
tank,
By
the
1950s
the
idea
of having
three
typesoftankhadlostground,however,
and almost
without exception
the
industrialized countries
builtjustone
type
of tank
which
became known
as
the Main
Battle Tank
(MBT).France
built
the
AMX-30
(36tonnes),
West
Germany
the
Leopard
I
(40
tonnes),Japan
the Type
74(38
tonnes),
the
UK
the
Chieftain
(55tonnes),
Sweden the
unconventional
Stridsvagn I03 or
S-tank
(39
tonnes),
Switzerland the
Pz
6l
(38
tonnes),
the
USSR
the
T-62
(40
tonnes),and the United
States
the M60
(46
tonnes).
As can be seen
from
these
weights, there
were
significant differences in weight:
theBritishChieftain
is
the heaviest
of
themand
would
by
earlier
standardsbe
classed
as a
heavy tank, The
lighter
tanks have farrly
thin armour and
rely
on their mobilityfor
protection.Whereas
most
first-generatron
MBTs
weighed
about
40
tonnes and,
in
thecase
of
the
Leopard
1,
had
apower-to-weight
ratio
of
2l
hp
(15
7
kW)
per
tonne,second-qeneration MBTs
are
much
heavierbut
alsohave
much
morepowerfulengines.
The
Ireopard
2
weighs
just
over
55
tonnes,
but
thanks to
its
l,500-hp
(l
I
lg-kw)
MTU diesel
has a
power-to-weight
ratio
of
justover
27
hp
(20
kW)per
tonne, and
therefore much
improved
cross-country
mobrlity and hencegreatersurvivability,
as
it
is
able
toTanks
have
domrhafedtfterhcessantpost-war
contlicts in
theArab
lands.
Despite
all
the
revolutionary
advances
made
in
other
weapon
sfsfems,
if
is
*re tankformationsthatcarry
outthe battles,
relegating
other
weaponrytomoreor
less
support
roles,move
from
one
fire
position
to
another more
quickly
and
is
in
drrecl
irr.e
of
fire
with
enemyweapons
for
a shorterperrod.
For
many
years
mostMBTs have
been fitted wrtha
NBC(nuclearbtologrcal
and
chemical)
system
to
enable
them
to
continue
to
operate
tn
a
NBC-contaminated
area;
but
the flrst
generatron
of infra-red
nigh:
visionequipmentis nowgiving
way
tothermal and
passive
systems
whichare
a
dramatic improvement,
Ail
tanksnow havea
weapon-stabrlizationsystem
which
enables
the
mainarmament
to be laid
and
fired whilst
the
vehicle
is moving
across
country.
Fire-control
systems
now always
include
a
laser
rangefinder
and
a
ballistic
computer
which
virtuallyguarantee
a
first-round
hit on
bothstationary and
movingtargets
at
all
battiefield
ranges, The
widespread
introduction
of
electronic
devices
rnto
AFVs
has,
however, rncreasedthe
cost of
the
vehicie
and
increasedthedemand$on the
alreadyoverworked
maintenance
per-
sonnel.
Apart
from theunconventional
S-tank
destgned
in
Sweden,tank de-sign
hasnot
changed
dramatically
in
the last
50
yearsor
so. It
may
wetl
be
that
we
are nowseeing the
lastMBT
as
we
knowit, Already
the
United
States,
West
Germany
and
Sweden
are
experimenting withexternally-mounted
gmns
fed
by
automatic
loaders, Thisenables
the
crewto
be
reduced
to
three men
(commander,
qunneranddriver)
seated
in
the
hullunder the
maximumposslblearmourprotection.
The
General
DynamicsAbrams
MBT
is
the
first
tank
in
the
world
to
enterproduction
fi
t
te
d
wi th
a
g
a
s
tu
r
bi
ne.
Al though
tlrrs
rs
m
ucft
sm
al
ler
than
a
diesef il
doeslr
ave
much
higher
fuel
consumption
and
has to
carry
additional
fuel.
By
early
1983
more
than
300
Ml
s
were inEurope.
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