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wow our military kicks major Arse

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by surpip, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. surpip

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    Im watchin the history channel, the only real battle in the first gulf war where there was actually tanks firing at each other, 9 yes only 9 M1A1 abrams tanks took out 37 iraq tanks in 23 min. God lord thats awsome /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    There's some interesting bits about GW1 too ... something about HMMWV's taking out Iraqi armor with TOW's. Coupla dozen tanks, maybe, zapped by an upscale SUV? /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Granted, the Iraqi armor was old and all ... but I don't think many ground forces in the world want to stand up against anyone who's trained at Fort Irwin.

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    Talking about the Battle of 73 Easting?
     
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    you know i was gettin a message in so i diddent hear the battle name, but still it was cool, they just said it was the only real battle where both sides were actually ranging on each other
     
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    one of the baddest clips i've ever seen was from the gulf war.. like 6 apaches at night obliterating a column of tanks, musta been about 20 of em..
     
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    something about HMMWV's taking out Iraqi armor with TOW

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    We had alot of that this last time as well, the TOW is BMF no matter whats caryring it /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    but I don't think many ground forces in the world want to stand up against anyone who's trained at Fort Irwin.

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    Been there /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    IIRC, Iraq did have some T80s in the first war. I know most of their crap was T54/55s though, and T62s (garbage).
     
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    kickin ass and taken names!!! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I believe that was the Battle of 73 Easting. IIRC, not one of those 9 Abrams was even touched by enemy fire. Supposedly, that's the incident that finally showed the Israeli army that we really were as good as we'd been telling (and showing) them for years...


    Of the many cool things I saw and did in my time in the Corps, one of the coolest was watching an M1A1 bouncing around in the field at a CAPEX (CAPabilities EXercise), doing about 20mph or so, sighted in on a "target". Tank's bouncing and sliding all around (it was muddy), and that gun barrel was like a freakin' laser pointer. Probably could've put a glass of water on the barrel and not spilled a drop...
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    ya they showed the "fire on the move " that was badddarse, right on target, pretty cool stuff, that tank is pretty dang cool i want one to drive around. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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