Started by Big Insect, 17 June 2022, 11:31:35 PM
Quote from: Big Insect on 22 June 2022, 12:32:32 PMNB: if you were looking at published 'official' stats - ignoring tactical doctrine etc. - you'd probably be looking at the basic T62 being AP:6/100 | AT:4/100 by my reckoning, but that is by no means 'scientific' and doesn't help your 'S'tanks at all. There is an interesting argument that you could apply 'training' factors to armoured vehicles - a bit like we do with the Infantry (e.g. Conscript - Regular - Elite) and that that should have an effect on MBT gunnery - which I am sure it did in real life. I might consider that as a future optional rule - although it is likely to have an impact on the ability of certain units to hit the target more readily.There are so many variable factors to take into account - if you look at reports from the Gulf War - there is the longest distance acknowledged official tank 'kill'- which is recorded as follows:On 26 February 1991, a UK Challenger MBT achieved the longest range confirmed kill of the war, destroying an Iraqi tank with an armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot (L26A1 APFSDS) round fired over a distance of 4100 m by callsign 11B, the CO of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards tank. Impressive.I don't know the full circumstances around this, but you'd have to guess that it was across a lot of very flat desert and in optimal temperature and weather, and with the Challenger stationary and able to lock onto the target, which must have thought it was well out of range, so was probably not taking any evasive action!
Quote from: Kiwidave on 22 June 2022, 12:30:31 PMComing into this thread with little knowledge of either tank in the OP, but isn't the S tank more of a tank-destroyer than an MBT? So more shoot-and-scoot than go toe-to-toe with the enemy?
Quote from: sultanbev on 22 June 2022, 12:58:26 PMAlso, having an auto-loader means it shoots at 15rpm, about 50% higher than other 105mm armed tanks, so it can get more shells off in a short burst quicker than NATO tanks, and certainly more so than Soviet tanks. In those British tests in 1973 they found it could do 95% of everything a tank does which sums it up pretty well.
Quote from: HogansHeroes on 23 June 2022, 09:57:23 PMAlso from 1984, the S-Tanks apparently got laser rangefinders and FSAPDS ammo. Should their be a post 1984 version on the list with increased range (and/or firepower)?