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Re: [GZG] How big is my tank?

From: "Samuel Penn" <sam@g...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 09:17:06 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: [GZG] How big is my tank?

On Mon, July 18, 2005 8:16, Oerjan Ariander said:
> John Lerchey wrote:
>>The only thing that I've ever heard that seemed to be somewhat
>> "official", was that an M-1 Abrams is size 3.
> Even that isn't particularly official... the source for that comes
> the DS2 list of vehicle sizes on p.8:
> "Class 3 (Medium): Most main battle tanks, heavier APCs and MICVs,
> Artillery etc."

I ignored that reference, because, to be honest, I don't know what
an Abrams is (though I vaguely recognise the name in association
with tanks, possibly American).

> Doesn't mention the Abrams at all - and the Abrams, along with the
> and Chally2, are the upper end of today's MBT range.

What is a Main Battle Tank? Are they big tanks or average tanks?
>From the size 3 classification, I'd assume average tanks with
another class (or two) of tanks above them.

(my interest in history ends soon after 14th century, and picks
up again sometime in the future, much to the consternation of
my gun-loving RAF/Army friends when they tried introducing me
to Twilight 2000, and insisted on describing things as an MK47b2
when I just wanted to know whether it was a "big gun", "little gun"
or a "don't point that at my planet").

Be seeing you,

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