Caught On Tape: ISIS Destroys Iraqi Abrams With Anti-Tank Missile
YHC-FTSE Oct 26, 2016 5:14 PM
Would have been more ironic if that had been a US TOW missile supplied by the Pentagon to ISIS recently.
Recently read that the Abraham M1A2's armour (Chobham type) is near impenetrable with most tank and RPG rounds so it's weird that this one sliced through it and cooked the lid off the thing. cowdiddly Oct 26, 2016 5:16 PM
Those Abrams tanks have been cooking off like popcorn all over the world with both Kornet and Tow missles especially the Saudis losing lots of them. I think Iraq/perrsmerga said they lost about 4 around Mosel just yesterday alone.
They ain't looking real exceptional at the moment. If its any consolation neither have any other tanks when up against this stuff.
The only one I have seen yet to be able to survive them is the russian T-90. Any earlier than that like the T64 and T-72 have same problems because of the ammo being placed inside the operators compartment and this was moved in the T-90. I have seen 4-5 of these take direct hits and survive.
Also some tanks wiht homemade slat armor mave made it but not many. GoldRulesPaperDrools
While we (the U.S. gov't) have been spending money on MREs and MRAPs and bullets, the Russians have been improving their tech. Instead of sending money to a fat piggie affirmative action baby runnind the DoJ to investigate BLM `issues, the Smirking Chimp in the White House would be better served spending money on the military to upgrade our now-two decade old military tech. Oh wait, who am I kidding?? User login