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Post by MKSheppard » 2003-04-06 08:40am

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Post by MKSheppard » 2003-04-06 08:42am

Ouch.

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Post by Vympel » 2003-04-06 08:44am

MKSheppard wrote:Image

4th ID arrives in Kuwait
Mmmmm M1A2SEP .... I think (4th ID has them).
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Post by MKSheppard » 2003-04-06 08:52am

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Post by Vympel » 2003-04-06 09:03am

Split from Apache thread.
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Post by Cpt_Frank » 2003-04-06 09:13am

Those damaged ones all seem to be the same.
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Post by Vympel » 2003-04-06 09:18am

The two pics Shep posted last are the same, but the one before that is certainly a different tank.
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Post by Warspite » 2003-04-06 11:49am

It seems this tank was bombed by friendly forces to prevent falling into Iraqis intect, that's a big crater!
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Post by Nathan F » 2003-04-06 12:24pm

US forces are reporting 1 death in the battle and one tank lost. It was hit by an anti-tank missile and was abandoned on the battlefield.

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Post by Warspite » 2003-04-06 12:52pm

Nathan F wrote:US forces are reporting 1 death in the battle and one tank lost. It was hit by an anti-tank missile and was abandoned on the battlefield.
Furthermore, the footage of the raid shows a crewman throwing a grenade into the tank, while it's still smoking from the engine, there's also an A-bar extended, implying they tried to tow the tank (at least). The pic doesn't show, but in the footage it is clear the A-bar, meaning its the same tank that was disabled in the raid. (That was afterwards bombed.)
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Post by Oberleutnant » 2003-04-06 02:09pm

Destroyed Abrams that was presented to western journalists today

The Iraqi claim that it was destroyed during the American raid into Baghdad on Saturday.
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Post by Montcalm » 2003-04-06 02:16pm

Oberleutnant wrote:Destroyed Abrams that was presented to western journalists today

The Iraqi claim that it was destroyed during the American raid into Baghdad on Saturday.
Probably by an American pilot who was looking to shoot the first tank he saw :?
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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2003-04-06 04:57pm

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Oberleutnant wrote:Destroyed Abrams that was presented to western journalists today

The Iraqi claim that it was destroyed during the American raid into Baghdad on Saturday.
Probably by an American pilot who was looking to shoot the first tank he saw :?
:roll: Actually it was almost certainly a planned raid with the objective of destroying abandon equipment.
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Post by Sr.mal » 2003-04-06 07:14pm

I'm not suprised. Abrams' are tough, but not invulnerable.
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Post by Howedar » 2003-04-06 09:15pm

They would be worthless if they were, as they'd be so massive and heavy that they could barely move.
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