posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 04:17 AM
But wait!! Didn't you just say in this SAME thread, that you HAD sold your plasma guns to Iraq to destroy our tanks?? If you're gonna use that
article that claims Russia sold Plasma guns to Iraq to use against our tanks, then you can't then turn around and say you don't sell them to anyone.
As far as the T-72 vs M-1 debate, you just go right on believing that.
So, if the T-72 is so great, and ONLY defeated because of the range, and night, eplain THIS battle to me.
"Suddenly, as they were waiting, three Iraqi T-72 tanks came over a hill and charged the mud-bogged tank. One T-72 fired a High-Explosive Anti Tank
(HEAT) round that hit the frontal turret armor of the M1, but did no damage. At this point, the crew of the M1, though still stuck, fired a 120mm
SABOT round at the attacking tank. The round penetrated the T-72’s turret, blowing it off into the air. By this time, the second T-72 also fired a
HEAT round at the M1. That also hit the front of the turret, and did no damage. The M1 immediately destroyed this T-72 with another SABOT round. After
that, the third and now last T-72 fired a 125mm Armor-Piercing round at the M1 from a range of 400 meters. This only grooved the front armor plate. At
that point, realizing that continued action did not have much of a future, the crew of the last T-72 decided to run for cover. Spying a nearby sand
berm, the Iraqis darted behind it, thinking they would be safe there. Back in the M1, the crew saw through their Thermal Imaging Sight (TIS) the hot
plume of the T-72’s engine exhaust spewing up from behind the berm. Aiming carefully through their TIS, the M1’s crew fired a third 120mm SABOT
round through the berm, into the tank, destroying it."
Don't even try to tell me that ONE M-1 was able to destroy THREE T-72s at four HUNDRED meters without taking any more damage than grooved armor,
because they didn't use DU rounds, or because the range was so long, if the T-72 is such a GREAT tank. SUre seems to me that they should have been
able to destroy ONE M-1 at that range.