Frencho wrote:Fade2Gray wrote:Frencho wrote:Fast Forward 2015, M1A2s, Leopard 2A4s, T-90s and Merkava IVs (2006 Lebanon) are literally getting blown up by Soviet era ATGMs. Many suffering catastrophic damage with ammunition cook offs, turret pops and all. Yet a Leclerc could take a frontal Kornet ATGM hit with no structural damage and was quickly repaired, driver was killed though.
This is a really bad comparison. Taking a hit from the front is rarely as bad as getting hit from the side, which has happened many times with M1s and Leo2s with the fight against ISIS. Your analysis is flawed.
There's a video of a Saudi M1A2 taking a front ATGM hit with ammunition cook off...
Please tell me you have more than one case to reference for this, because otherwise I'm going to outright dismiss it. Also, exactly where was it hit?