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Train vs Tank!

  • 03-10-2012 7:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    Every wanted to find out which one would win in a duel?

    Well here's your answer!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,072 keithsfleet


    Goldeneye?


  • Registered Users Posts: 593 ✭✭✭ Mr. Tezza


    From the James Bond movie, not real... an old soviet tank vs an uparmoured soviet train... not a fair match, plus the tank broke up WAY too easily for my liking...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,072 keithsfleet


    I'm not an engineer nor a metal worker but I'd take an educated guess and say if that were to happen the tank wouldn't break up, it would twist and warp. I'd also say the train would derail after hitting a solid 15 tonne.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ bobmac27


    LOL I always wonder that. This is a scene from Gold finger FYI.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,373 im invisible


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,286 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    Mr. Tezza wrote: »
    uparmoured soviet train

    versus a steel plate covered UK class 20 actually...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_20

    Train versus Espace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekpD06P7kiI

    Train Versus Nuclear Fuel carrier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHtRZ_k0s7M
    bobmac27 wrote: »
    LOL I always wonder that. This is a scene from Gold finger FYI.
    Goldeneye


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 6,265 CMod ✭✭✭✭ MiCr0


    doesn't the train look like the eagle from the muppet show?
    sam-the-eagle.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,370 ✭✭✭ GAAman


    MiCr0 wrote: »
    doesn't the train look like the eagle from the muppet show?
    sam-the-eagle.jpg

    Haha yeah, or the easter island lads....

    Easter-786539.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 Duggy747


    Pfft, Tank Vs Helicopter is more fun:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,233 ✭✭✭ jasonb


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    Pfft, Tank Vs Helicopter is more fun:

    Well, if I were ever in a Helicopter trying to take out a Tank, I'd probably try my best not to fly straight at it, from the front, at a very low altitude. But that's just me I guess...

    J.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    I'm not an engineer nor a metal worker but I'd take an educated guess and say if that were to happen the tank wouldn't break up, it would twist and warp. I'd also say the train would derail after hitting a solid 15 tonne.
    At 36 tonnes a T54 is really only a medium tank. Twice your 15 tonnes but not much more than half the weight of an MBT like the Abrams/Challenger/Merkava. Even the T90 scales in at over three times your 15 tonnes.

    Tanks are heavy.
    It's like having two fully loaded gravel trucks in something a lot smaller.


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