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Which Pakistani Anti-Tank weapons can destroy Indian T-72s, and T-90s?

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This thread is basically just going to be about which Pakistani weapons can destroy Indian tanks frontal armor since rear, sides, and top armor is relatively easy to penetrate by most anti-tank weapons. I will also give suggestions of weapons that Pakistan

T-72
Now the T-72 is an old tank but with all the upgrades India has completed it is still semi-formidable. The armor of the T-72M1 without ERA is about 490mm RHA for HEAT rounds on the turret and 400mm RHA for hull HEAT rounds according to CIA documents but keep in mind these Indian versions are monkey versions of the Russian tanks and probably have less armor. With DRDO Explosive reactive armor (ERA) this could resist penetration but I highly doubt that the frontal armor will go above 700mm RHA so this allows for penetration from the HJ-8, BGM-71 with Tandem, Alcotan-100, and maybe even the RPG-7 if Tandem-Warhead is available.


T-90
The T-90 is still a tank that is able to fight on modern battlefields today with upgrades improving the fighting ability of Indian tanks. The T-90S with Kontakt-5 ERA is about 1150–1350mm of RHA with Kontakt-5 which will be difficult to very penetrate for really all of the anti-tank weapons in Pakistan's inventory so the best thing to go for are side, top, and rear hits. Baktar-Shikan, and the BGM-71 TOW both have a chance to penetrate in some frontal areas.

Keep in mind this is without ERA so actual values may be different.





My recommendation is this, first of all Pakistan needs a fire-and-forget, top attack weapons desperately to make sure that the T-72, T-90, and the Arjun are confirmed destroyed with 1 hit, and making the operator have an easier job. Best bet is China even if you don't get TOT it is a necessity right now.


Second and last weapon I recommend is a tandem warhead RPG-32, and my reason for this is because the predecessor of the RPG-32 was the RPG-29 and this penetrated the frontal armor of the T-90 back in 1999 during Russian army tests. Jordan makes 60 thousand units annually at 7000$ USD per missile while Pakistan ordered 158 VOSEL (M2) fire control systems and 1,413 Alcotán AT (M2) 100 mm anti-tank rockets for 24.75 million dollars which with the RPG-32 is half for the number of rockets. I'm sure Jordan would give you production rights and multiple versions are available. The rocket offers 650mm penetration after ERA and 750mm without ERA.
 

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baktar shikan will go through the t72 like a hot knife. Two 2a will do the same if hit at the turret ring/ side or back of turret or hull. Both will penetrate.
 

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baktar shikan will go through the t72 like a hot knife. Two 2a will do the same if hit at the turret ring/ side or back of turret or hull. Both will penetrate.
I said it would but I'm not sure about the T-90.

All of Pakistani anti-tank missiles can destroy these tin cans....
Don't be so sure, T-90s have fairly good armor even if they are "monkey versions" they can take a few hits as evident from Syria.
 

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T-90 may resist one hit, but will be totaled if hit from side, even on the turret. ATGM is all about knowing the weakzones and chinks in the armor. Even M1 is no exception to this rule.
Of course, side and rear armor is weak enough to be penetrated by most ATGMs today.
 

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During the Bosnian-Serbian war , the Serbians sieged the Bosnian territory , a UN ban on weapon sales to both sides was put up . During that time the ISI airlifted Baktar shikan anti-missile systems to bosnia , so that the Bosnian muslims could use it against the Serbians. The weapons showed 100% effectiveness against Serbian M-84(a variant of T-72) and T-55 tanks.The missile's easily penetrated the front of the M-84's .Thus helped significantly in lifting the siege.
 

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This thread is basically just going to be about which Pakistani weapons can destroy Indian tanks frontal armor since rear, sides, and top armor is relatively easy to penetrate by most anti-tank weapons. I will also give suggestions of weapons that Pakistan

T-72
Now the T-72 is an old tank but with all the upgrades India has completed it is still semi-formidable. The armor of the T-72M1 without ERA is about 490mm RHA for HEAT rounds on the turret and 400mm RHA for hull HEAT rounds according to CIA documents but keep in mind these Indian versions are monkey versions of the Russian tanks and probably have less armor. With DRDO Explosive reactive armor (ERA) this could resist penetration but I highly doubt that the frontal armor will go above 700mm RHA so this allows for penetration from the HJ-8, BGM-71 with Tandem, Alcotan-100, and maybe even the RPG-7 if Tandem-Warhead is available.


T-90
The T-90 is still a tank that is able to fight on modern battlefields today with upgrades improving the fighting ability of Indian tanks. The T-90S with Kontakt-5 ERA is about 1150–1350mm of RHA with Kontakt-5 which will be difficult to very penetrate for really all of the anti-tank weapons in Pakistan's inventory so the best thing to go for are side, top, and rear hits. Baktar-Shikan, and the BGM-71 TOW both have a chance to penetrate in some frontal areas.

Keep in mind this is without ERA so actual values may be different.





My recommendation is this, first of all Pakistan needs a fire-and-forget, top attack weapons desperately to make sure that the T-72, T-90, and the Arjun are confirmed destroyed with 1 hit, and making the operator have an easier job. Best bet is China even if you don't get TOT it is a necessity right now.


Second and last weapon I recommend is a tandem warhead RPG-32, and my reason for this is because the predecessor of the RPG-32 was the RPG-29 and this penetrated the frontal armor of the T-90 back in 1999 during Russian army tests. Jordan makes 60 thousand units annually at 7000$ USD per missile while Pakistan ordered 158 VOSEL (M2) fire control systems and 1,413 Alcotán AT (M2) 100 mm anti-tank rockets for 24.75 million dollars which with the RPG-32 is half for the number of rockets. I'm sure Jordan would give you production rights and multiple versions are available. The rocket offers 650mm penetration after ERA and 750mm without ERA.
Tank is the most useless weapon in Pak-India standoff....sitting duck .
 

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