Re: Is the Main Battle Tank obsolete?
WTH does 50+ year old scrap iron have to do with the modern battlefront ? Personally, I can't see the U.S. spending the bucks to develop a new track-layer in the forseeable future. Right now most of our R&D bucks seem to be going into wheeled vehicles more suited to urban conflict - and even that's a debatable exercise.
The reality is no armoured vehicle can survive until and unless its air superiority/support is assured. To aircraft armour is just another LVT. I suspect the Russians, with their Hind series, hit upon the most effective way to put boots on the ground where needed and support them as well. >MW