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Old 11-03-2016, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Banksiaman View Post
But what if the TANK was thrown by a trebuchet and it flew and tumbled waaaaaaaay away, and landed on its tracks? I don't fancy the crews' chances, but could the tank survive that?

Is the impact of that qualitatively different from a nearby explosion (e.g. neighbouring tank blown up by pouring coke and Mentos down barrel)?

Straight Dope - tackling the big questions.
IN Aus the tank that preceded the Abrams was the Leopard (a German design).. I don't know anyone who tried the Mentos thing, but I do know that one of the Leopards was disabled by an arrow, shot into the turret bearings. With the barrel stuck out sideways, it's difficult to manoeuvre through trees