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Syrian T-62 vs Israeli Centurian MkV...

Discussion in 'Post-World War 2 Armour' started by Hoosier phpbb3, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Hoosier phpbb3

    Hoosier phpbb3 New Member

    May 11, 2005
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    1973 Arab-Israeli War of 1973.
    Which was the superior tank on the Golan Heights battlefield?

    T-62 main gun was a 115mm smoothbore vs the Centurians' 105 rifled.

    A vastly outnumbered Israeli tank force, made-up of mostly reservists kicked-hell out of an enemy force which by sheer weight alone should have captured the heights.
  2. Varyag

    Varyag New Member

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    I don't think it was the quality of the tanks which tipped the scales, the outcome would probably have been much the same if the Israelis had T-62s and the Syrians Centurions.

    The Israelis had positioned them in a way giving them the tactical advantage. Reservist or not, the Israelis were better prepared. And a lot of the Syrian tankers panicked and hundreds of T-62s were left by their crews on the battlefield more or less unharmed.

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