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4 hours ago, FlyManRU said:

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That's a great reference pic. Having stood next to a few different ww2 tanks I'm truely surprised how compact the modern mbt actually is. 

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Its worth noting that most cold war era MBT tanks such as the Abrams are not very mine protected actually. There are add-ons and upgrades course, but they were not initially designed for counterinsurgency opererations, but instead to resist a large scale soviet tank offensive on allied ground. That means they were at least originally quite poorly protected underneath, especially from shaped charge explosives because of their thin flat bellies close to the ground. MRAPs were designed with a V shaped hull with lots of air underneath to allow the blast to travel sideways but also offer longer penetration distance for shaped charge explosions. Because in counterinsurgency operations a low profile is less valuable than in an outspoken tank to tank battle, going into a city and such, making MRAPs taller instead likely lowered their susceptibility to IED attacks. So this is why in comparison mraps are taller than some tanks. Though they are still quite tall as you can see from the pictures. :-)

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1 hour ago, SpecialAgentJohnson said:

Its worth noting that most cold war era MBT tanks such as the Abrams are not very mine protected actually. There are add-ons and upgrades course, but they were not initially designed for counterinsurgency opererations, but instead to resist a large scale soviet tank offensive on allied ground. That means they were at least originally quite poorly protected underneath, especially from shaped charge explosives because of their thin flat bellies close to the ground. MRAPs were designed with a V shaped hull with lots of air underneath to allow the blast to travel sideways but also offer longer penetration distance for shaped charge explosions. Because in counterinsurgency operations a low profile is less valuable than in an outspoken tank to tank battle, going into a city and such, making MRAPs taller instead likely lowered their susceptibility to IED attacks. So this is why in comparison mraps are taller than some tanks. Though they are still quite tall as you can see from the pictures. :-)


Facts. That extra bit of empty space acts as yet another level of "armor" so to speak.

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