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Old 11-01-2016, 09:22 AM
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Can a 20mm cannon penetrate the sidal armour of an M1 Abrams? And other questions.

I am wondering how effective a 20mm AP cannon would be against the sidal armour of an M1 Abrams original. How about a .50 caliber gun against the rear ventilation port of an Abrams? What about with AP sabot rounds?

Not just bullets either. How badly would pouring boiling oil from a medieval castle wall damage a modern MBT? Or what about throwing a large rock at it from a catapult?

Could you detonate a HE shell inside it's barrel by shooting at it down the barrel? Or stabbing it with a knife? Can you damage the barrel itself by shoving a knife down inside? I read that this is possible on a Quora post with 80 or so upvotes.