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“Abrams outperforms Type 99 PLA”: the order of deliveries of American tanks to Taiwan is revealed

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“Abrams outperforms Type 99 PLA”: the order of deliveries of American tanks to Taiwan is revealed

Taiwan President Tsai Ying-wen revealed the order of supply of American tanks local army, according to which the first vehicles should be shipped next year.


A contract signed in 2019 with the United States provides for the purchase of a total of 108 Abrams MBTs (designated M1A2T) worth $2 billion. According to local media, the first 38 tanks will be transferred in 2024, the next 42 in 2025 and the last 28 units - in 2026.

In preparation for the arrival of the new armored vehicles, an undisclosed number of Taiwanese crews have been selected for courses in the United States, who will then take on the role of instructors and train their fellow soldiers in the operation and maintenance of the M1A2T Abrams.

Taiwan's acquisition of American tanks is seen as a strategic move to bolster the country's defenses in the face of growing threats from China. The Abrams are expected to support operations along the northern coast where the PLA is expected to land.

According to the Taiwanese command, American-made tanks are best suited for their armored forces due to their versatility and adaptation to the battlefield.

The MoD selected the M1A2 Abrams after conducting a comparative analysis in a hypothetical encounter with a PLA Type 99 tank [considered the most advanced Chinese MBT], concluding that the American vehicle is superior in terms of firepower, mobility, armament and protection.

- says the EurAsian Times.
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  1. Popandos
    Popandos 27 August 2023 11: 21
    +6
    The Ministry of Defense chose the M1A2

    What else could they choose?
    Sherman, M60?
    1. svp67
      svp67 27 August 2023 11: 28
      +7
      Quote: Popandos
      What else could they choose?

      Korean K-2 or Japanese "Type-10". K-2, by the way, is best adapted to those conditions.

      1. tank64rus
        tank64rus 27 August 2023 11: 39
        +9
        The fact is that it is decided in Washington which tanks to buy, the rest is left to take it under the hood. There are American bases in both countries. Therefore, self-employment is cancelled.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 27 August 2023 11: 57
          +8
          Don't forget that Taiwan is an ISLAND.
          In case of war, China will easily hang reconnaissance UAVs over the entire territory of Taiwan.
          As soon as any tank enters from cover, it will turn into a target.
          Taiwan's air defense is more operetta than combat units. And they will be the first targets.
          The only reason why China has not yet returned Taiwan is that it wants to get it whole, with working factories and specialists.
          But if the islanders continue to tease the Dragon, they will be teased.
          And what kind of tanks they buy there will not play any role.
          1. Stella el-Khouri
            Stella el-Khouri 27 August 2023 13: 53
            -1
            Quote: Shurik70
            Don't forget that Taiwan is an ISLAND.
            In case of war, China will easily hang reconnaissance UAVs over the entire territory of Taiwan.
            As soon as any tank enters from cover, it will turn into a target.
            Taiwan's air defense is more operetta than combat units. And they will be the first targets.
            The only reason why China has not yet returned Taiwan is that it wants to get it whole, with working factories and specialists.
            But if the islanders continue to tease the Dragon, they will be teased.
            And what kind of tanks they buy there will not play any role.


            No, he is afraid of US intervention and sanctions that will destroy the very essence of China as an export-oriented state and a global factory (Although no, Jingping made it so that factories and businesses go to neighboring India, a long-time "friend" of China).
            1. bk0010
              bk0010 27 August 2023 17: 32
              +3
              Quote from Stella el-Khouri
              No, he is afraid of US intervention and sanctions that will destroy the very essence of China as an export-oriented state and a global factory.
              And what will the states themselves "eat" if sanctions against China are introduced, they thought? Dollars will not replace real goods.
              1. Stella el-Khouri
                Stella el-Khouri 27 August 2023 18: 50
                0
                Quote: bk0010
                Quote from Stella el-Khouri
                No, he is afraid of US intervention and sanctions that will destroy the very essence of China as an export-oriented state and a global factory.
                And what will the states themselves "eat" if sanctions against China are introduced, they thought? Dollars will not replace real goods.


                They thought for a long time, therefore they transfer production either to themselves or to India. China is gradually losing its monopoly on cheap consumer goods and rare earth metals (their large deposits were found in Sweden, India, Turkey and not only).
                1. bk0010
                  bk0010 28 August 2023 00: 15
                  +3
                  Quote from Stella el-Khouri
                  They thought for a long time, therefore they transfer production either to themselves or to India
                  Ordinary Americans do not have enough money for US products. India is an option, but now the world factory is China, and you need to eat now.
                  Quote from Stella el-Khouri
                  China is gradually losing its monopoly on cheap consumer goods and rare earth metals (their large deposits were found in Sweden, India, Turkey and not only).
                  The rare earth metals under discussion do not have deposits, just as China does not have a monopoly. They are obtained along the way, along with working metallurgy. Therefore, it is either inexpensive and a lot in China, or expensive and a little in others, in proportion to the smelting.
      2. URAL72
        URAL72 27 August 2023 11: 56
        +2
        I think Korea will not supply weapons to Taiwan for any money, so as not to tease China. He is very sharp about deliveries to Taiwan, he can organize such deliveries to the DPRK in response .... K2 is definitely out of the question. In Japan, the constitution previously prohibited the sale of weapons abroad, and only recently they seem to have lifted the ban. But in 2019, he probably still acted, but the tender and negotiations began even earlier
      3. Popandos
        Popandos 27 August 2023 11: 57
        0
        Korean... or Japanese...

        I will say differently, but what was the choice?
        Or do you think the pInd0s would let them buy something else?
    2. knn54
      knn54 27 August 2023 11: 49
      -2
      https://dzen.ru/a/XjvkGkU_ezBiry9X-"Сравнение двух танков двух сверхдержав - "Type 99A2" и M1A2C«Абрамс»"
      And the A3 version is even cooler.
  2. Maxim G
    Maxim G 27 August 2023 11: 22
    +2
    It's not about whether Chinese tanks or any other tanks are superior to the Abrams.

    The point is who sits in these tanks, who commands these units, how it's all organized.

    Any technique can be lost due to incompetence.
    History knows many examples.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 27 August 2023 11: 35
      +1
      I agree with you. And the representatives of the United States can only do something ... analyzes in a hypothetical collision with a PLA tank ... They don’t have the courage to do more.
      And these tanks still need to swim to Taiwan ...
  3. Rumata
    Rumata 27 August 2023 11: 31
    0
    The Chinese strategy does not include a landing on Taiwan. A complete naval blockade of Taiwan and bombardment will force Taiwan to surrender. Why tanks?
    1. spirit
      spirit 27 August 2023 11: 38
      +1
      Chinese strategy does not include landing on Taiwan

      You know, war is unpredictable. All plans fly into the trash in a day, and all military analysts and intelligence turn out to be "incompetent." I think there is no need to give an example))) you need to prepare for everything, including landing from the sea and fighting in the jungle hi
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 August 2023 11: 31
    +1
    chose the M1A2 Abrams after conducting a comparative analysis in a hypothetical collision with a PLA Type 99 tank [considered the most advanced Chinese MBT], concluding that the American vehicle surpasses it in terms of firepower, mobility, armament and protection
    And these sang an ode to the American tank, having carried out only an analysis of a hypothetical collision. Until recently, the same thing was said about German tanks and American infantry fighting vehicles until they got to Ukraine. Maybe that's why the United States is in no hurry to supply Abrams there? So the Taiwanese, having paid tribute to the "ally" with flattery, calmed down and prepared to "win".
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 27 August 2023 11: 34
    -1
    Amers, unfortunately, do not have a direct collision with anyone, but they have a problem - drugs and illegal automatic weapons.
    Maybe we should send all the confiscation to America, Britain and Germany?!
  6. kind
    kind 27 August 2023 11: 35
    +2
    Taiwan is an island. It can be hammered with rockets and drones for 2 months. The best tanks will not help with this. The Chinese will not bother with the civilian population, as we do on the outskirts. They will erase everyone, and then they will settle new ones from the mainland.
  7. Sith
    Sith 27 August 2023 11: 51
    +1
    Quote: Maxim G
    It's not about whether Chinese tanks or any other tanks are superior to the Abrams.

    The point is who sits in these tanks, who commands these units, how it's all organized.

    Any technique can be lost due to incompetence.
    History knows many examples.

    Taking into account the fact that Taiwan is an island ... and China is nearby
    And in the event of an "invasion" ... he will first smash everything that is possible with missiles ... then block the island
    And then just start landing
  8. blackcat
    blackcat 27 August 2023 11: 53
    0
    I’m very interested in who will get all this latest American weapons when the Chinese agree among themselves and Taiwan finally merges with China in ecstasy? Will they drop a thermonuclear bomb on Taiwan, according to the principle "So don't give yourself to anyone"? am
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 August 2023 12: 18
    0
    So far, the Chinese are not planning a military operation against Taiwan, and the Yankees are taking advantage of this and pumping Taipei with might and main with weapons and equipment.
  10. Arman Bakhtikyan
    Arman Bakhtikyan 27 August 2023 12: 50
    0
    Tanks on the island??? with complex terrain. smiled
  11. gribanov.c
    gribanov.c 27 August 2023 12: 51
    +1
    I hope that the main war of the 21st century will be between China and the United States, in the Pacific Ocean, and we will sell weapons, resources and products, at very high prices, and enter at the end of the war, and reap the benefits, and as a result of the world war (in which we will not suffer any losses) will become stronger than two participants who mutually exhaust or destroy each other laughing laughing
  12. Puz Big
    Puz Big 27 August 2023 13: 11
    0
    I wonder what these abrams will fill in three or four months of a naval blockade?
  13. Arkadich
    Arkadich 27 August 2023 13: 28
    +1
    And what configuration is the United States going to supply the Abrams with? Bitten as to Ukraine or vice versa, they will add something else. If with all the bells and whistles, it turns out they are not afraid that the tanks will go to the strategic enemy.
  14. Stella el-Khouri
    Stella el-Khouri 27 August 2023 13: 55
    -2
    Quote: Rumata
    The Chinese strategy does not include a landing on Taiwan. A complete naval blockade of Taiwan and bombardment will force Taiwan to surrender. Why tanks?


    Taiwan's anti-ship missiles and ballistic missiles are easily capable of turning large cities of China's coastal provinces into dust, what kind of blockade are we talking about? China's bombers are a long-obsolete glider, and they have not yet launched a new one into the series.
    1. bk0010
      bk0010 27 August 2023 17: 37
      0
      Quote from Stella el-Khouri
      Taiwan's anti-ship missiles and ballistic missiles are easily capable of turning large cities of China's coastal provinces into dust, what kind of blockade are we talking about?
      And what, do you carry out a blockade of cities?
      Quote from Stella el-Khouri
      China's bombers are a long-obsolete glider, and they have not yet launched a new one into the series.
      The B-52 is also not a new glider, however, they are being bombed. And most importantly, Taiwan is close, less than 200 km from the coast of China to Taiwan, you can hit it with short-range missiles, without aviation.
      1. Stella el-Khouri
        Stella el-Khouri 27 August 2023 18: 48
        -3
        Quote: bk0010
        Quote from Stella el-Khouri
        Taiwan's anti-ship missiles and ballistic missiles are easily capable of turning large cities of China's coastal provinces into dust, what kind of blockade are we talking about?
        And what, do you carry out a blockade of cities?
        Quote from Stella el-Khouri
        China's bombers are a long-obsolete glider, and they have not yet launched a new one into the series.
        The B-52 is also not a new glider, however, they are being bombed. And most importantly, Taiwan is close, less than 200 km from the coast of China to Taiwan, you can hit it with short-range missiles, without aviation.


        And what about you, China will be able to bring its fleet and not get an answer? In addition to the sunken vessels, the conditional Fujian will get it without any problems.

        China is in a stalemate, it can threaten as much as it likes, but it is not capable of turning threats into reality, since an attack on Taiwan is an attack on the United States and de facto Japan.

        True, by that time the United States also had B-1, B-2 and there is a prototype B-21.
        1. bk0010
          bk0010 28 August 2023 00: 21
          +1
          Quote from Stella el-Khouri
          And what about you, China will be able to bring its fleet and not get an answer? In addition to the sunken vessels, the conditional Fujian will get it without any problems.
          I do not think that this is a stopping factor for the Chinese: they have always been rather indifferent to losses.
          Quote from Stella el-Khouri
          China is in a stalemate, it can threaten as much as it likes, but it is not capable of turning threats into reality, since an attack on Taiwan is an attack on the United States and de facto Japan.
          States zassut war with China. It will fight on its shores, and the states will have to fight on the other side of the ocean.
          Quote from Stella el-Khouri
          True, by that time the United States also had B-1, B-2 and there is a prototype B-21.
          B-1s will be written off by then, they have been ridden in order, the hulls are falling apart. There are less than 2 B-20s left, and most importantly, they are not invisible: back in the 90s, the MiG-29 radar perfectly detected them even against the background of the ground (the Germans discovered them). No B-21 yet, so only B-52.
  15. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 27 August 2023 15: 42
    +2
    Children are small, they really believe in tank duels.
  16. bk0010
    bk0010 27 August 2023 17: 39
    +1
    2 billion for a hundred tanks, 20 million for a tank... Isn't that too much? Wouldn't it be better to buy anti-ship missiles or air defense with this money?
  17. SquirrelGrandfather
    SquirrelGrandfather 29 August 2023 09: 20
    +1
    As the experience of the SVO shows, most of these Abrams will not collide with Chinese tanks, but with Chinese UAVs - kamikaze) and the Chinese simply have them immeasurably))