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Taiwan is again considering the possibility of acquiring American "Abrams"

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Taiwan's War Office Reconsiders Acquisition of US tanks M1A1 Abrams, reports Military Parity with reference to western media.


Taiwan is again considering the possibility of acquiring American "Abrams"


The Taiwan Ministry of Defense "should prepare a report analyzing the consequences of a change of power in the United States and prospects for defense cooperation with this country, which plays a key role in ensuring the security of the island nation against its background against mainland communist China," the article said, citing Taiwanese sources.

According to them, M1 today "is the only possible project in the MTC between the two countries," since the Pentagon "is armed with these tanks as part of its military contingents in Okinawa (Japan) and South Korea."

Currently, there is a large stock of these tanks stored in American warehouses. About $ 300 million is spent annually on their maintenance. Five years ago, representatives of Taiwan visited these warehouses and negotiated purchases of tanks, but did not achieve the final result.

The tank fleet of Taiwan today consists of MBT М60А3 and СМ-11 (national development on М60А3 and М48А3 chassis). The military believe that it is time to switch to the M1 - “tanks of the new generation”, but so far they cannot decide on the number of vehicles purchased.
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  1. Trevis
    Trevis 15 November 2016 15: 16
    +1
    Master, master! Why is the T-90 bad? I got a slap in the face from the tou and didn’t die) Or are they purely imprisoned for Amer’s equipment?
    1. Russian Moldavian
      Russian Moldavian 15 November 2016 15: 51
      +9
      Russia will not supply arms to Taiwan; China will not understand
      1. Andrey T.
        Andrey T. 15 November 2016 17: 02
        +2
        Quote: Trevis
        Why is the T-90 bad? Received a slap from the TOU and did not die)

        It was just lucky that the cumulative jet did not hurt anyone. There is no DZ at the point of impact, only 400 mm of steel.









        1. Monarchist
          Monarchist 15 November 2016 17: 38
          +1
          Consider us convincing and we will not sell the T90 to Taiwan.
          But I doubt that the Abram was cooler than the T90.
          Perhaps I am wrong, but "Abram" is older and inferior to ours.
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 15 November 2016 17: 45
        0
        Quote: Russian Moldovans
        Russia will not supply arms to Taiwan; China will not understand

        Yes, maybe you can agree with China and get a shortcut. we really need money. Taiwan touches. Is the main thing for his defense tanks? If it comes to tanks, then the PLA is already in Taiwan and drain the water.
        Or do they need tanks to march on Beijing with US support?
      3. Lelek
        Lelek 15 November 2016 19: 39
        0
        Quote: Russian Moldovan
        Russia will not supply arms to Taiwan; China will not understand


        It’s not at all clear why priest accordion (I mean - Taiwan tanks)? The tank is basically an offensive vehicle, and where will it advance on the island?
    2. just exp
      just exp 15 November 2016 17: 18
      +1
      Yes there are not quite adequate, only drug addicts can call the old rubbish M1A1 a new generation tank.
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 15 November 2016 15: 24
    +5
    Just let them drive them to Yemen for a start, learn from the Houthis how this "new knee-deep" burns from contests and mestizos.
    1. Andrey T.
      Andrey T. 15 November 2016 17: 20
      +2
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      to begin with, they drive them to Yemen, learn from the Houthis how this "new knee-deep" burns from contests and mestizos.

      Yes, it’s not always on. For example, a contest / bassoon could not break Abrams even with a weakened export armor (EAP).





      Whether Cornet can break through American Abrams with uranium armor in the forehead is unknown.

  3. newcomer
    newcomer 15 November 2016 15: 27
    +7
    “... the military believes that it’s time to switch to the new generation m1_ tanks.“ Yes, it's ridiculous.
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 15 November 2016 16: 08
      +1
      "new generation tanks" in quotes
  4. sq
    sq 15 November 2016 15: 30
    +2
    Probably they have nowhere to spend money. It’s better to let a percentage of the amount be thrown into my garden in cash, though I’ll say thank you .... Gee-gee ...
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 15 November 2016 15: 50
      +1
      Taiwan knows that Russia will not sell its tanks to him, so as not to spoil relations with the PRC, therefore, it wants to cheaply ask the USA for used Abrams.
      1. Simpsonian
        Simpsonian 15 November 2016 16: 14
        0
        German Leopards are better ... even in Canada next to the USA Leopards and FN rifles rather than M-16, but in Australia Leopards and AUG-77
        Of the large deliveries, Abrams was supplied only to Egypt, because not for money but in the framework of assistance (under the Sadatov agreement, it should be half of the US assistance provided to Israel).
        1. Monarchist
          Monarchist 15 November 2016 17: 49
          0
          The leopard "beast" is serious, but if you put macaques there then ....
          1. Simpsonian
            Simpsonian 15 November 2016 18: 44
            0
            better than Abrams ...
  5. starogil
    starogil 15 November 2016 16: 42
    +1
    "... Taiwan is again considering acquiring American Abrams ...."
    Salvage nowhere to go, with whom are they there, on the island, are going to arrange tank battles?
  6. Monarchist
    Monarchist 15 November 2016 17: 44
    0
    Quote: just EXPL
    Yes there are not quite adequate, only drug addicts can call the old rubbish M1A1 a new generation tank.

    And I mean: "Abram" is much older and therefore inferior to the T90, but the truth of the comrades from the "promised land" will tell us: "Abram" is better (made in the USA!)
  7. Trevis
    Trevis 15 November 2016 18: 15
    0
    Head on, but no torch
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 15 November 2016 21: 57
      0
      Quote: Trevis
      Head on, but no torch

      But 0,14 s is clearly visible that getting into the gun’s area, the machine is disabled anyway.
  8. samoletil18
    samoletil18 15 November 2016 21: 16
    +3
    It would be better if sea mines with minzags were asked.
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 16 November 2016 02: 25
    0
    Iron "Abrasha" for Taiwanese Masha .. Expensive, but useless.
  10. 76rtbr
    76rtbr 16 November 2016 05: 27
    0
    [quote = Andrey T.] It doesn't always burn. For example, the competition / bassoon could not penetrate the Abrams even with weakened export armor (EAP) [/ qu
    and why it is obligatory to burn, there and so the vinaigrette is chopped from the crew !!!