>>35213471>I'd like to see some proofs on that
Pic is definite proof that Dor Dalet Merk 3's main armor is NERA. the underlying turret structure is fairly thin. I cannot currently find a pic of the mk4's turret armor open, but existing shots of the turret ITT showing the relative thickness of the roof to the armored glacis more than show that it's thick enough.>Judging by RHA equivalent of this NERA against KP it comes solely from its physical thickness
M8 the armor cavity is only roughly 500mm deep on the vanilla M1, half of it is empty (air), and its reported protection is over at least 350mm RHA vs KE (to stop 115mm APFSDS, the reference threat along with 6" HEAT).>Only that they also use DU, which is likely the largest factor increasing KP protection.
Then how do countries which use NERA but not DU (Germany, France, Israel, US on export Abrams) achieve their protection against APFSDS?
For reference, both Swedish and Greek evaluation involved live fire testing of NATO warshot designed to counter the latest Soviet tanks against armor arrays representative of those on the vehicles, which proved fairly capable of stopping said threats.
http:// www ointres se/projekt_stridsvagn_ny htm>All those designations
maybe Brit accounting (See Chieftain marks, where there are different designations for the same upgrade applied to different previous designations) is more your thing, most of those differ in the base vehicle upgraded, not the armor tech introduced. For example. T-90A and T-72B3 are practically identical excluding the cast turret. Also not all the upgrades listed upgrade armor. But I accept that I may be wrong, the Russians certainly do have a long list of upgrade programs.> after the end of the Cold War
M1A1HA is the last Cold War upgrade, after which come:
not counting minor upgrade packs with similar tech like AIM.>How is that M1A3 thingy going?
As I said earlier, I'm not a burger so don't ask me.