posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:55 PM
Blowing up an M1A1 Abrams?
That's not an accomplishment. That Strike Tank/Troop Carrier/Combat Mobility Vehicle/Battle Tank/Heavy Cannon that has had a 40 year Identity Crisis
is a Gas Tank and Munitions Storage on Treads. If you light a cigarette near one it is going to blow up! Come on!
Granted, the Urban Survival Kit modification has made the Armor on the M1A1 finally resistant to RPG attacks on the main body at least, but still it
doesn't take much to pierce the Rear or the Turret...and those that carry fuel in the rear External Racks are able to be blown up with a single
bullet from a side-arm.
The M1A1 Abrams was designed during the Cold War to look like a bad mofo on paper to scare the Russians, but it wasn't designed to actually perform
as advertised. So, of course the MSM isn't going to air it to the world that our most fearsome fighting weapons are child's play to attack and
disable. We'd be better off going back to pulling Shermans out of mothball as what we are using is one step above using cardboard cut-outs.