Invincibe Solution to the Invincible Tank

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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  • Theoretically beating up on the M1A1 Abrams, the "pinnacle" of modern tanks, is really just getting too boring, its armor is only "heavy", not invincible. The insurgents or whoever it is trying to take one down just don't have the right weapons or the right amount of weapons. For once, lets try to find a way to effectively destroy a tank whose armor is theoretically invincible and do so in a wide variety of situations.
    Like the Bill-2 missile, an effective antitank rocket designed against heavily armored and often ERA protected vehicles needs two warheads. Unlike the Bill-2, first, not both warheads will be explosive, and we will not attack the top hatch of the tank. (If you want to learn about the Bill-2, the Wikipedia article has great sources at the bottom) We aim a hybrid rocket (something with an oxidizer and a fuel) complete with guidance system (I recommend the TOW) and have the twin warheads delivered under the tank. The primary explosive warhead will knock the tracks off the tank, and the secondary incendiary warhead burning along with leftover fuel oxidizer from the rocket will slowly but surely turn the immobilized tank into an over-sized cooking pan, killing any crewmen zealous enough to stay within.


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