ElI5: how do the tank barriers (looks like large jacks) stop tanks? I see two people can carry them, can’t the tank push it out if the way?

117 views
0

ElI5: how do the tank barriers (looks like large jacks) stop tanks? I see two people can carry them, can’t the tank push it out if the way?

In: 174

Tank treads are a lot mor fragile than they look and can be snapped by these objects causing them to become immobile.

They get under the vehicle and lift it up, reducing traction. They also damage the tracks, wheels, and suspension when they get tangled up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjQFtMGp9H8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZSsjEPirg

Two people may be able to move them but that would mean two people getting out of their tanks at an obvious ambush point.

[removed]

The Tank barrier made of metal are usually the one called Czech Hedgehog. Depending on the model, they are usually made of 3 pieces of steel that weight around 500lbs each, so 1500lbs per barrier. That is not something you can carry with two people.

A tank could push that weight, but the issue is the shape, which will make the tank go over it instead of pushing it.

You can see a visualization of this on this [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1gGsNj6s8U)

Now of course you can remove them in different ways like attaching a chain to it and dragging out of the way. But that take time and leave you troops in a dangerous position while working on clearing the obstacle.

Called a chzech hedgehog this was copied from wiki

The hedgehog is not generally anchored to prevent movement, as it can be effective even if rolled by a large explosion. Its effectiveness lies in its dimensions, combined with the fact that a vehicle attempting to drive over it will likely become stuck (and possibly damaged) through rolling on top of the lower bar and lifting its treads (or wheels) off the ground