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David strikes again? T-72 got rammed by APC in Syria

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posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:42 AM
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Balls of steel. I'm always impressed by underdog fighting for "the just cause". Look how Al-Assad regime's T-72 got rammed by ACV-15 manned by rebels. Main Battle tank vs Armored Combat Personnal Carrier. How can you win a war when you're facing foes like chese. Do you think Al-Assad, in the long run, got a chance?

www.thedrive.com...



The video clip of the two armored vehicles, shot from a drone flying above, first emerged on social media on Feb. 22, 2020, but the actual altercation reportedly took place two days earlier. Observers of the Syrian conflict subsequently determined that the two vehicles had squared off in a field to the west of the town of Nerab in Idlib province. The vehicle that anti-regime forces are driving in this particular incident appears to be a Turkish-made ACV-15, a derivative of the U.S. Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV), a 1970s design based on the venerable M113 armored personnel carrier. 






posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

Pretty fun to watch...why didnt the T72 use its primary on the APC?

Im not in anyway knowledgable, but why not pop em with a big ass round?



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Probably too close. Their main cannon probably needs a minimum distance. Too close the shot may simply go over the target or cause collateral damage in their own tank.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: ntech

I wondered, is there no mitigation weapon for up close encounters like that?



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

What you rightly said plus turret rotation speed vs APC maneuvrability at close range I think. Also I wonder if it's commun to send tanks alone without any backup? The 25mm gun of the ACV-15 cant penetrate the hull but can immobilise with a lucky shot on the T-72, BUT AGAIN I WOULDN'T DARE TO DO IT MYSELF, geee



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

These rebels being ISIS or the like? Al Qaeda maybe? See here's the thing, I was never on board with calling Assad a despot and I was never in favour of regime change in Syria.




posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Let's say we do not go in who is right/wrong on this one for now and just ask ourselves, can a war agains't guys like these, supported in a proxy war way by a country wealthy enough to make it last (here Turkey at least)... is there a way to win for Al-Assad government?



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: LoveSolMoonDeath
a reply to: Jonjonj

Let's say we do not go in who is right/wrong on this one for now and just ask ourselves, can a war agains't guys like these, supported in a proxy war way by a country wealthy enough to make it last (here Turkey at least)... is there a way to win for Al-Assad government?



Well, in all honesty, Turkey is walking a very, very fine line. It thinks it is a big boi but really? Nah, it isn't.

It's trying to play both sides, both Russia and NATO, and both sides know this. Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself.

Erdogan is in a lot of trouble, but trouble comes slowly, with a large amount of care.




posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

1 - you can only do that for so long - the 2 break contact - just before the vid ends - i wonder what happened next


2 - both crews showed utter inneptitude



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

1- Since drone belongs to rebels I guess ACV-15 got a new window free of charge

2- I do wonder what was the discussions (yellings) inside both vehicules




posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 03:23 PM
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no idea if true just saw a fb comment about this the other day , they had implied that the apc rammed the tank when the turret was turning to try to disable to "rotating motor"(is this is a thing?) of the t72 turret for the main gun. either was made for interesting footage



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

1 - you can only do that for so long - the 2 break contact - just before the vid ends - i wonder what happened next


2 - both crews showed utter inneptitude


A good crew could had Holed the APC if they exercised proper situational awareness. ANd They could had fired at Point blank if they used the straight dumb shells used to just Penetrate and not explode.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Oh yeah, NATO and Russia: two beasts no leader would willingly step between.
Well, no sane leader anyway...
edit on 25-2-2020 by ChayOphan because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

Balls-O-Titanium.

...or they're drunk.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 07:40 PM
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LOL, that was a Keystone Cops moment.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: ABNARTY
a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

Balls-O-Titanium.

...or they're drunk.

I'm going with "they're drunk" for a $100.



posted on Feb, 25 2020 @ 07:50 PM
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All amped up on captagon and nowhere to go.



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