posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 12:30 AM
I would call 700 tanks out of 2,500 quite alot. I would have put the figure much higher, but I'll use your figure instead. The tanks used by the
Iraqi armor brigades were not in effective ' formations ', if you can even call them that, they were poorly trained and there tanks were even more
poorly maintained. The performance of the T-72's in both Iraqi wars in no way reflect in Soviet T-72's. I think the outcome would have been the same
if the Americans were using the T series and the Iraqi's using the Abrams. As for the range arguement, I doubt even if they were within range, They
would not even know what to do.
Also i'm not to sure about T-72's actually engaging the Abrams on the open field, as they were all in the Republican Guard Armored division, which I
think I can remember was stationed in Baghdad and had the absolute day lights blown out of it by artillerly and rocket bombardments.