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Insurgents blow up M1Abrams

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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Allah akbah.......WTF?

This is messed up. We can get video and see that it's aired on arabic tv of those bastardds blowing up the US tank in the name of Allah.

What a load of BS!

www.liveleak.com...

Just listen. He sounds so victorious.
This war will never end.




posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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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.



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