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Originally posted by Gembelindo
The Shells of T-72 were flying off the Abrams tanks and in Desrt Storm the Iraqi Republican guard unleahed Spandrels and at14s, Hj8s and kornets upon the Us and British armor but they suffered no total kills, only mobility kills.
DU and Tungsten armor are equipped on the Abrams and Challengers an they provide the ultimate Protection which the MErkava 3 and 4 lack
In Iraq US Forces are subjected to heavier and worser combat conditions than the israelis, Abrams being hit by AT-14s which had dual shaped charge warheads but no apparent damage was dealt.
Originally posted by torresm1
reply to post by iqonx
TextEarly in the Ground war two M-1A1 were destroyed by "Russian Anti-Tank" Missles which hit the tank in the back. Crews survived. Also during the ground war a M-1 flipping over on bridge and crew and tank were loss. Also a M-1A1 was destoyed by land mines set up one on top of another(?) The Challenger 2 has had engine problems in the desert of Iraq but no losses. Other than US UK do not know if other coalition members have brought other tanks to the war or how they have faired. Love to see the US buy at least 100 Challenger 2 and add 1500 HP Turbine Engine.