Damien435 said:Sometimes your best shot is not necessarily a good shot.
AlexKall said:Excuse me but what?
Damien435 said:It means that sometimes your best shot opportunity is still not good enough to knock out a tank. Like if you have infantry about to outflank you your only option might be to fire a shot at the frontal armor of the tank and hope for the best because within a few seconds your cover will be blown and you will not be able to fire any shot.
Cadet Seaman said:Atfter reading the report pages 4 -10 is states in the first sentance of the first paragraph the "No catastrophic losses due to Iraqi dierect or indirect fire weapons."
It also states in the second paragraph of page 4 first sentance that "Frontal turret and hull armor continues to provide excellent crew protection. Top side and rear armor remains susceptable to penetration."
As you continue to read this paragraph it goes to explain that 25mm DU-AP rounds fired from a Bradley disabled to engine on an M1.
From what I read in the report.No M1 has been destroyed from Iraqi insurgents , only one has be totally destroyed and the was from friendly fire of on Sabot, a thermite grenade and two Maverick Missiles. Also the photos and pics of M1's scorched or burned by friendly fire or by ammo ejection, also by vandalism by Iraqi's or striped for parts.
Only one report of penetration for enemy fire is recorded, that is of the strange round the pentrated throught the non-ballistic skirts and into the Hydraulic Reservoir, this is on page 8 of the report.
Koz said:After this report was made an RPG penetrated the turrent ring and injured the TC with shrapnel.
Cadet Seaman said:Only one report of penetration for enemy fire is recorded, that is of the strange round the pentrated throught the non-ballistic skirts and into the Hydraulic Reservoir, this is on page 8 of the report.
Yes, and after that report was published another RPG found penetration.
RPG-7s, at some anges and areas, can penetrate the toughest tanks in the world. Some RPG rounds now have 700mm penetration, and no tank is expected to be protected 360 against that...