Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Saudi M1A2 Abrams getting hit by unknown anti-tank missile controversy...

Many thanks to John for the links and bringing this to my attention....

I watched this vid with my hand on the mute button.  I found the conversation interesting until they started praising their God.  Quite honestly it annoys the hell outta me.  But back on task.  Check this Reddit page out (safe for work...I'm a bit leery of Reddit too but they have some sections that are quite good).  Additionally check out this Russian website.

What's the drama?  The idea that the missile used could be an Iranian copy of the 1st Gen TOW, that it could be a Kornet and some are even speculating that it could be the old FAGOT anti-tank missile!

Quite honestly I don't know.

What does concern is that we're still seeing poor tactics by Saudi forces, we're seeing export armor underperform (that's a big issue in the discussion, no one knows what the armor protection of a "non" depleted uranium Abrams provides) and then people are wondering if 1st gen anti-tank missiles like the TOW or FAGOT could actually penetrate a modern tank.

What do you think?

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