i just remembered a james bond film where a train rammed a tank, so i was wondering if a tank rammed a modern passanger train (local train sort of thing) or a heavy duty freight train, who would be in worse condition as a result?
scenario: tank is travelling at 20mph (i believe that is the top speed of a tank generally) vs a train going 30mph
so who would win?
theyd probably both lose, but Bond shot at the train too, so im guessing a tank is more deadly and a train probably less so.
The train would almost certainly derail and suffer a lot of damage. I image the tank would be in better condition seeing as it is at least designed to withstad impacts to a degree.
*All my spelling and grammar mistakes are on purpose.
Yeah, most likely some sort of scientific equation relating to the mass & velocity like you said.
(mass of train x acceleration of train) - (mass of tank x acceleration of tank)
Velocity is relative to acceleration.
ie. It would depend on the physical mass of the tank and the train, but i think a passenger train would sustain more damage than the tank, whereas a freight train would cause more damage to the tank.