Cold war tanks.....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Which would you say were the best tanks in the cold war era?
     
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    Very wide time period. The newer generation of tanks entered service in the early 80s while the Cold War was still on(Leopard 2, Challenger I, M1 Abrams, C1 Ariete, and the T-80).

    Excluding them, I would go with the British Chieftan.
     
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    For the era pre Chieftain then the Centurion
     
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    Let's say up to the fall of the Berlin Wall then folks...
     
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    I cant really decide between a single one so I will go with the M1 Abrams, Leopard II and the Chieftan.
     
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    How does the T-90, T-95 and the Black Eagle tank compare to western tanks?

    I which order would you put these tanks?
    Ariete: Italy
    Arjun: India
    Challenger 2: UK
    Ch'onma-ho: North Korea
    K1: South Korea
    K2 Black Panther: South Korea
    Leclerc: France
    Leopard 2: Germany
    M1 Abrams: US
    MBT 2000: Pakistan/China
    M-84: Yugoslavia
    Merkava IV: Israel
    PT-91 Twardy: Poland
    T-80: Sovjet Union
    T-84: Ukranie
    T-90: Russia
    Type 90: Japan
    Type 96: China
    Type 99: China
    Zulfigar: Iran
     
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    didn't someone say pre the fall of the wall?
     
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    Ooooh.....I wonder who that might have been :evil4: Now, the above is just a general question for you fellas to think over....:D
     
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    Thought it was familiar
     
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    I would say Challenger I then A1 Abrams and the A1 Abrams is below the Challenger I because it is less easily transported than the Challenger. It needs special handling etc. because AFAIK it is a very heavy tank. Therefore it may be less transportable. I would have gone with Leopard II or the Challenger II for Australia but instead we went for the A1 Abrams, a gas-guzzler and an ultra-heavy inflexible tank.
     
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    Well since we are going pre fall of the wall that is still a big area of time. I go for the M1 because it was in use before the wall fell.
     
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