Now we know: the top ten greatest ever tanks of all time - Page 19




 
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January 22nd, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
Do you have proof? From all the blog's, info sites and forums I've been on, I've only heard of a single incident on an M1 being penetrated.
Are you kidding me?

The incident described in the Abrams PDF happened on April 2, 2003 in the initial invasion of Iraq. The PDF describes the Abrams performence during the invasion

Damien just posted this article (http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f...36-2336437.php) a page back dated Aug 28 about the Abrams being penetrated. They describe 2 totally different incidents. This happened after the PDF report was published.

I have also heard of other incidences of penetration. A kid firing an RPG straight down onto the glacis. I cant confirm these though.
January 23rd, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
And notice the name, "Army Times" if they say two tanks were knocked out by enemy fire you can get that (at least) that many have been destroyed.
January 23rd, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, Quite true! Cause the newspaper will report!
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January 23rd, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien435
And notice the name, "Army Times" if they say two tanks were knocked out by enemy fire you can get that (at least) that many have been destroyed.
Also, check the article's date, Oct 27, 2003. There have been many more Abrams burnt out since then. 80 tanks have been damaged badly enough to warrent total repair. http://www.afvnews.ca/cgi-bin/web-bb...mes/read/62043

Remember, this is over TWO years of operations. Its not bad at all.

http://mdb.cast.ru/mdb/1-2005/ac/us_armor/
Here is a biased article by Vasiliy Fofanov on the performence of the M1 in Iraq.
January 31st, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
The first of the tanks in action Big Willie, it got is name from the size of the guns it carried. There was also a Little Willie that just carried a mass of machine guns.



February 1st, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
IS the picture real? I thought there are no more of such tanks?
February 1st, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Yes the Tank is real and it is part of an New Zealand Reenactment group, hence the back ground.

February 1st, 2006  
Fox
 
 
That's a cool tank for WW1.
February 1st, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Also there are a number of these tanks in the National Tank museum at Bovington in Dorset and all the Tanks there are kept in running order.
February 2nd, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Whoa! Amazing! Wonder where they got the spare parts for the tanks!?