What would happen if you took a modern tank and fired 50-100,000 rounds of small arms ammunition at it?

What would happen if you took a modern tank and fired 50-100,000 rounds of small arms ammunition at it? Nothing bigger than a .30 cal.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing major, its not like they have health bars. So long as the bullets are dispersed enough the armor would hold just fine

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If I gave you $5 would you sit inside that tank while everyone at the shooting range unloads on you?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        ...Yes? If were talking something like an Abrams, Nothing anyone could legally bring to a range would be harmful.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >nothing anyone could legally bring

          12 6-gallon tanks of gasoline.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            that's not enough to make it warm inside, and if you bring at least two gas cisterns, the guy inside the tank will have to turn on the A/C

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              delusional

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                No tanks are made to handle things like that. Hell you could survive a chemical attack in a tank and flames all around you

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Immunity to fire is like 60s tech dude

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I eould por gasoline into the eninge comaprtment and setup a fricking gas turbine on fire. What do you think would happen? Oh and depending on version of abrams you can have no ac at all

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No, but only because my time is worth more than $5/hour.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        i'll do it for free if i get to shoot back

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        $5 million would be worth the hearing damage

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        no because lmao 5 fricking dollars to waste my time

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        $5 dollars and I get to keep the brass casings.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine how stupid you have to be to think this was an amazing comeback. Anyone inside will be perfectly safe. Also how poor are you holy shit.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Assuming I got proper ear protection, yeah, sure. All I have to do is just sit around for an hour and I get five bucks. There isn’t really anything that small caliber rounds can you do to modern tanks.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >sit around for an hour and I get five bucks
          You need to examine the value of your time

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            It's not about the money, it's about enjoying he feeling of being the invincible king bastard of the range.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >It's not about the money, it's about enjoying he feeling of being the invincible king bastard of the range.
              That feeling will last about 5 minutes. Then it will become a chore and you'll get out your phone and play games or read a book or something. Tanks aren't luxury campers either.

              Now if there were a few dozen people and EVERYONE chipped in $5 to shoot at me in a tank for an hour then sure now we're talking.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Only if I get to drive the tank.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It would be covered in lead and copper and make it heavier.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Perhaps!!! optics would be scratched. Other than that the paint would be gone.
    Perhaps stuff like pintle mounts or headlights would be broken but nothing that would even come close to a mission kill. Its basically a very expensive form of sandblasting for the tank if you unload in your scenario

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It would have several tiny dents in it. Maybe a broken optic or two.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You're just making it stronger.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    if it was 100k rounds to the front I'd say that every surface would be completely plated in copper and/or lead probably blocking optics and maybe (a big maybe as lead is pretty soft) clogging up tracks or turret traverse given the sheer amount of metal that would be jammed in there.

    no chance of penetration though

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Rounds eventually create a buildup of copper and lead to the surface of the tank, adding more armor the longer it gets shot at

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Damn, we should be shooting our tanks with small arms constantly.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        instead of paying for backstops the military could pay us to make the tanks stronger

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    follow up question. What if all those 50-100,000 rounds hit EXACTLY the same spot on the tank, and lets say it isn't an angled surface.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    it would be a lot of crap for someone to clean off the hull and out of equipment

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