Brett Jensen (
Wed, 14 Jun 2000 09:58:20 -0700

Blackeagle wrote:

> Well, part of the M1's Gulf War performance was due to it's excellent armor.
> The other part was because the nice Soviet made tanks were firing Iraqi
> made ammunition, which wasn't up to Russian standards. Had the M1 been
> going up against Soviet 125mm ammunition, the results could have been
> somewhat different.

Yes, but it's still very strong.

> Also keep in mind that the M1 is only really armored against tank caliber
> firepower in one direction.

But, If you wanted to make...let's say 5 super tanks for special missions, You
could make the armor thicker all around.

the point is, It is scientifically feasable (at least in SF terms) to make an
armor which standard munitions can't penetrate. It's certainly no more far
fetched than the concept of a MS it's self.

In other words, it's a rather silly excuse for dismissing wing.

---Brett Jensen

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