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as posted by seekerof
I have a picture of a conceptional urban warfare upgrade package on my home computer....its conceptional, but if looks could kill, it would OwNz!
Post it when I get home from campus.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
80 tanks down is a hugh number but that's out of more than 1,000 and some of them were probably damaged by accidents like driving into canals and ditches like in the photo below.
Originally posted by Kozzy
The story you are speaking of happened in the 1st Gulf war, in the 24th Infantry Division
An Abrams was rolling through the desert where it got stuck in the mud. The commanders did not want to attack to be slowed for a single stuck tank, so the company left it behind to wait for a maintenence section. Sitting alone in the desert immobilized it was ambushed by 3 T-72s. The first T-72 fired a HEAT round, no damage, Abrams killed it. 2nd T-72 fired another HEAT round, no damage, Abrams killed it. 3rd T-72 fired a APFSDS round, slight dink in armor, it drove behind a sand berm for cover. Through the Abrams' thermal sights they saw the T-72's exhaust and fired a M289A1 through the sand berm and into the T-72, killing it.
Now when the maintenence section showed up to get it out of the mud. They couldn't, it was really stuck. So they decided to destroy it to prevent the enemy from reaching it. An Abrams fired a HEAT round straight into it's rear, cooking off the ammo with the blast doors open. The resulting explosion and fire were put out by the tank's fire supression system. The tank was completely servicable and went back into action the war.
I read this in Tom Clancy's Armored Cav, had it verified by an Army Master Gunner and numerous other internet contacts.