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M-103 Vs T-10M

Discussion in 'Post-World War 2 Armour' started by Robinson phpbb3, Dec 19, 2007.

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    Robinson phpbb3 New Member

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    Ok guys pick one...which would you incorporate into your military.


    M-103
    5 man crew. 56,700 Kg heavy. 130km range. 34kph. 120mm main gun.

    T-10M
    4 man crew. 36,000 Kg heavy. 400km range. 48kph. 122mm main gun.

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    M-103

    5 man crews perform better in combat than 4 man crews thus giving them the edge with regards speed and observation.

    Plus it's the heavier tank so it would presumbly be bettered armoured.

    Finally I would never be able get the T-10 working as I wouldn't be able to read the manual.

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    T-10M

    Better mobility, longer range, better design (as in the shape, height etc) and (as far as I know) without the constant mechanical problems of the M103
     
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    I think I would go for the T-10M myself. Not as cumbersome, easier to transport around the place. Better range and it's track record seems better compared to the M-103.

    Though having said that as cool and menacing looking that they both are, the M-103 in the right colour scheme would make for an interesting vehicle.

    How did it fare in Marine Corps service ? As I remember reading that it was not phased out of Marine service until the early 1970s.

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    Those specs are surely wrong for the T-10M
    Weight of only 36t :eek:

    It's was a heavy weight tank these specs make it look like the ugly and nastier brother of the T-34!

    Weight of the T-10M was 51.5t (T-10 was 50)
    Range 350Km (T-10 200Km)
    Max Speed 50 (T-10 42Km/h)

    M103A2 (also a modification!)
    Weight 58t
    Range 480km (M103 130 km)
    Max Speed 37 km/h (M103 40 km/h)

    I would definitely go for the M103A2 as it's newer (not an upgrade of the IS3!!), beter range, suspension, optics, electronics etc. etc.
     
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