Determining and deciding on the quality of a battle tank is quite a task. There are many technical parameters related to the overall operating efficiency of such heavy armored vehicles. However, there is one that is quite unusual. This method involves using a glass filled with a beer – although water acts equally well for the same purpose.
This test is related to the stability of the main cannon of a tank. If you fill a glass with a liquid and put it on the barrel of a cannon, how much of this liquid will be spilled during the driving and targeting operations? Interestingly, these behemoths work incredibly well.
It can also enable upgrading older models – sometimes the armor is the only thing remaining from the earlier times, as the experts from Ukraine’s Kharkov armored vehicle plant explain in this video: