Can a tank shoot underwater?

You can’t fire underwater but you should have been able to fire while airborn. In real life a gun barrel full of water would blow itself to bits when fired.

Can a tank cross a river?

Real tanks, however, still require river fords, ferries or a bridge to cross. A Russian maneuver brigade can ferry a tank battalion across a medium-sized river in 30 minutes. A pontoon bridge will take an hour to construct, and pontoon bridges are susceptible to artillery fire.

How do amphibious tanks float?

Most land vehicles – even lightly armoured ones – can be made amphibious simply by providing them with a waterproof hull and perhaps a propeller. This is possible as a vehicle’s displacement is usually greater than its weight, and thus it will float.

Can tanks survive nuclear blast?

Obviously, no tank could survive at ground zero of a nuclear bomb, but it would be possible for a tank to survive the blast near the borders of the area affected. After all, the armor is designed to survive a direct hit from a fast-flying, armor penetrating round at any given point.

Are army tanks waterproof?

The solution to a potentially deadly traffic bottleneck: unlike many military vehicles, tanks are usually waterproof and their tracks still work underwater—so why not drive them underwater? During World War II, fording kits were developed separately by the U.S. and Germany to allow tanks to cross water obstacles.

Can military tanks float?

DD tanks worked by erecting a ‘flotation screen’ around the tank, which enabled it to float, and had two propellers powered by the tank’s engine to drive them in the water.

Can a tank survive an RPG?

Since most of the readily available RPG-7 rounds cannot penetrate M1 Abrams tank armor from almost any angle, it is primarily effective against soft-skinned or lightly armored vehicles, and infantry.

Can tanks drive through mud?

But, it is not unheard of, tanks, being very heavy things, can and will get stuck in the mud. Tanks have always had issues with certain terrain types in the past and modern tanks are designed to overcome some of those. One of the main issues is something called “low ground pressure”.