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Old 11-04-2016, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by muldoonthief View Post
You can't just go by KE though. Dropping a Nimitz class aircraft carrier from a height of 2mm onto an Abrams would also be about 2000 kJ, but I'm guessing the Abrams wouldn't drive away from it.

Even if the rock didn't penetrate the armor, the momentum of something so large would probably be a mission kill - if it hits the cannon, that's toast, if it hits the turret, it will probably damage it enough that it couldn't rotate anymore, would probably destroy any road wheels it hit, etc.
Sure, but the crews are what count; all the tanks, airplanes, etc... in the world don't matter if you don't have trained crews to put in them.