Overview On Modern War Tanks
A main battle tank is also called a universal tank or a battle tank. It is basically a tank that has the armor-protected “direct fire” and bunch modern armies. These tankers were initially manufactured to replace the super heavy tankers and light, medium and heavy tankers as well.
The development of the modern war tanks became rampant during the cold war with the design of the lightweight composite armored tankers. They are still used by certain armies together with light tanks. Not all tracked military vehicles are tankers. But there are those that are made for other roles in the battlefield.
Today, battle tankers are very crucial for modern armies. Modern MBT don’t operate that much like before. This is because they are arranged into armored units which include offering support to infantry who may accompany soldiers in the war. They are also supported by ground attack aircraft and surveillance.
Before and during the Second World War, the design for battle tanks suffered a number of drawbacks due to transmission issues and large engine power. A designer could manufacture a battle tank with large gun armor and high maneuverability, but not all the three features at the same time,
The drawbacks let to two classes of war tanks. There first one is called the cruiser tank, light tanks or tankettes for smaller versions. These tanks were design for speed. The main idea for the manufacture of this tank was to penetrate holes on the enemy lines and penetrate into the areas in armored groups. This would disrupt the logistics of the enemy as well as command and control and delay movements of the enemy. This gesture was believed to undermine the ability of the front line trips to retaliate.
The second class tank is called infantry tanks or heavy tanks. They were designed to work with front-line infantry. They were expected to move with the speed of men. Higher speeds were not advisable and the engine power was used to carry very heavy equipment. Infantry tankers carried heavier guns, and large amounts of armor to allow the soldiers to cross the shell-riddled battlefield.
Some example of these war tanks include the Centurion MK 3, Soviet T-64 that was used during cold war, the German Leopard 2 that was used in asymmetrical warfare, the Challenger 2 that was fully equipped with advanced composite armor as well as the Dorchester, the Russian T-14 Armata that features three-tier protection system with the Malachit ERA, Ahanit APS and composite armor.
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