"The EE-T1 was considered for service with the Saudi Arabian Army. It was evaluated against the French AMX 40, the American M1 Abrams, and the British Challenger 1 and emerged as the winner"
- military-today.com is a user contributed website, where anyone can write, and is thus not a reliable source. So it can't be used as a reference. Thomas.W talk to me 11:55, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Excellent brief account. But needs Neutral Point of View. For instance, as it stands, the final paragraph equates nonaligned nations with dictatorial regimes. Also it seems to be saying that the Osorio was flatly superior to all other tanks in the world, a highly debatable and even contentious position. Also a couple more dates in the article, such as when development began, when trials were held, and when Engesa went under, would be very helpful additions. Still, the article is helpful.
I agree with the above commentary. It's a great article, but I have misgivings with the "dictatorial regimes" and "the world gained a lot" comments. I would suggest deleting that final paragraph.
--Agurza 19:23, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
It's firing system at the time was considered state of the art, and with it's numerous sensors onboard, it would have been a step up from tanks such as the T-72 (or w/e Russian tank you want to compare for Middle Eastern nations, which were watered down versions). The tank, however; is fairly small. Most western tanks are around 60+ tons, sometimes barely exceeding 70 tons. That in mind, the recoil of the British rifled 120mm L11 was too strenuous for the turret. Considering how powerful 120mm guns are today, limiting it to a 105mm gun made this tank a really light weight. I can't imagine it performing all too well. It's an interesting tank though. It was a large step for South American engineering, tank wise and simply in military terms. SA armies don't have a lot to boast about. --Hellogoodsir 06:40, 4 October 2006 (UTC)