Can a tank really beat an attack helicopter

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Like sure helicopters are pretty delicate equipment if they just hover in your crosshairs, but they generally fly too high, too fast and too far way for a tank to reasonably track.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and some tank crews are trained on engaging helicopters but the odds of a hit are low.
    In the Gulf War a Westland Lynx ended up fighting 3 tanks that were moving between streets throwing canister at them and had to disengage after taking minor damage.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More on this? A link?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got it from an interview with the pilot on youtube, I can't find the video now.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Source: it came to me in a dream

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A Tiger I shot down an IL-2 so I guess its possible.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no because helicopters can fire missiles from 50km away. meaning the tank won't even get a chance to see the helicopter

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you will need some real large birdshot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >for rodents of unimaginable size

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is that all tungsten?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This needs way more shot per powder charge to make sense. Trust the army to frick up ancient technology.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Typically, no. The helicopter has much longer range and will see the tank before the tank sees them. Tank blindsides the helicopter, though, and it could have the tools to kill it. There are tank munitions partially dedicated to anti-helicopter defense. If it has that and can react fast enough, it's entirely in the realm of possibility to get an aircraft kill with a tank.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >helicopter has much longer range and will see the tank before the tank sees them
      in the desert maybe. in reality there are hills, crevices, mounds, forests, mountains, buildings for vehicles to hide and the helicopter will not see them.

      in ww2 tanks used their machine guns to down enemy planes, so helicopters are probably easy prey once in range.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is there any reason why tanks can't have ground-to-air missiles?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/N7WbElg.jpg

        M830 MPAT rounds have a switch on their nose, which enables a proximity fuze.
        So your tank then becomes kinda a WW2 5inch battleship gun in anti-air role.

        As an Abrams tanker we train to engage helicopters a bit. Funtime: during a NATO lasertag extravaganza, there was a moment when an OPFOR heli swung across the forest to attack our fuel trucks. In so doing, they passed over our tank platoon, so we all aimed up and fired our pretend shots at them, as we milled around the wooded clearing.

        [...]
        Technically speaking, there's no reason almost anything within a certain size & weight limit can't be put on a tank.
        And we recently had a thread where people posted Industry concept art of tanks with small seeker missile boxes or radar-layed autocannons. Which may have been pursued if the Cold War had made it through the 1990's.
        The truth is though, almost nothing is pushed to its full technolotical capability. Budgets are finite. Perhaps the literal only thing that is consistently kept at the cutting edge is either aircraft or missiles, depending on country. They are considered to be the safest return on investment.
        And little r/c helicopters strapped with bombs, aka "drones," have such a low barrier to entry, that people will get in and develop things long before an unwieldy and usually-corrupted State distributes effective countermeasures.
        You may be fooled by military budgets into thinking there's all this cool high tech stuff rolling around. In reality there's a handful of flashy "kill-you buttons" answering to several politicians/rulers, and almost everything else is grandpa's hand-down.
        So be it tanks, rifles, grenade launchers, boats, --and yes helicopters-- you will never, ever know what any particular shape is really capable of doing or mounting.

        >Can a tank have ground to air missiles

        This is a actual question on a board that at any given moment has at least a dozen pictures of tanks equipped with AA missiles?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      M830 MPAT rounds have a switch on their nose, which enables a proximity fuze.
      So your tank then becomes kinda a WW2 5inch battleship gun in anti-air role.

      As an Abrams tanker we train to engage helicopters a bit. Funtime: during a NATO lasertag extravaganza, there was a moment when an OPFOR heli swung across the forest to attack our fuel trucks. In so doing, they passed over our tank platoon, so we all aimed up and fired our pretend shots at them, as we milled around the wooded clearing.

      Is there any reason why tanks can't have ground-to-air missiles?

      Technically speaking, there's no reason almost anything within a certain size & weight limit can't be put on a tank.
      And we recently had a thread where people posted Industry concept art of tanks with small seeker missile boxes or radar-layed autocannons. Which may have been pursued if the Cold War had made it through the 1990's.
      The truth is though, almost nothing is pushed to its full technolotical capability. Budgets are finite. Perhaps the literal only thing that is consistently kept at the cutting edge is either aircraft or missiles, depending on country. They are considered to be the safest return on investment.
      And little r/c helicopters strapped with bombs, aka "drones," have such a low barrier to entry, that people will get in and develop things long before an unwieldy and usually-corrupted State distributes effective countermeasures.
      You may be fooled by military budgets into thinking there's all this cool high tech stuff rolling around. In reality there's a handful of flashy "kill-you buttons" answering to several politicians/rulers, and almost everything else is grandpa's hand-down.
      So be it tanks, rifles, grenade launchers, boats, --and yes helicopters-- you will never, ever know what any particular shape is really capable of doing or mounting.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've done it in war thunder

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Matthew McConaughey shot down a helicopter with a civil war ironclad.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I shot down a Mi-24 with my Leopard 2 in war thunder so yes 100% they can.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can confirm, back in my battlefield 2 days i did that regularly.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One time in Steel Beasts Pro PE I was in my Abrams when a Hind showed up and was going to make a run on me so I popped smoke and reversed a bit trying to decide what to do. The chopper AI must have been fricked up since I then see it at NOE height and flying through the smoke directly towards me. I emptied a whole 100 round box of .50 BMG at it and that brought it down. I could have probably used the main gun but I was already sitting in the commander's hatch.
    Mi-24 is decently armored against .50 caliber fire for a helicopter but at that short range I hit it with most of the box.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes in BF 2042 I regularly shoot down low flying attack helicopters with my tank.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To quote a guy I knew who used to run the British Army tanky training simulator in the UK when I akjeds him rhe same quewstion -

    "Ooooh we like helicopters cos it doesn't matter what type of round you've got up the pipe, they go down anyway..."

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Can a tank really beat an attack helicopter
    If the helicopter flies directly into the sight line of the main gun like 100m away, yeah, probably.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why would you use the main gun and not the machine gun?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the main gun is more satisfying.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shooting shit down with the tanks is the one thing i never managed to get good at in Battlefield games. BUUUUUT i did manage a full cross map snipe with a stolen Abrams on one of those orbiting, spawn camping hello prostitutes on BC2 Atacama Desert conquest. It was the guy ranked first on the PS3 leaderboards, literally all he did was hello prostitute on Atacama Desert 24/7 and pull the plug if he was ever in danger of losing. Real mental illness hours. He got so ass blasted by that shot that he left the game and kept messaging me for weeks non stop. Good times.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did you save the messages?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only in hollywood movies.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a miss, Rahesh

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is but whatever the target was it still caught fire.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do Shilkas count?

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try it in any of the Battlefield games. It's generally a waste of time to try unless the pilot does something dumb. I'm assuming actual combat pilots aren't as moronic as the average BF3 pilot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Battlefield doesn't simulate fire control systems of any kind and the ballistic drop is exaggerated to an insane degree. A helicopter pilot stupid enough to get within range could conceivably be hit by any modern tank.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Abram's AMP round has a prox fuse mode specifically for shooting down helos.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    .t warthunder pro

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that a Puma dressed up as a Hind?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

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