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#881 Adam Peter

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 1149 AM

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Abrams turret near Ramadi (Iraq)

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 1318 PM

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Abrams turret near Ramadi (Iraq)

 

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Interesting. Explosion powerful enough to throw turret so far away would completely rip apart hull. So two dead M1s? Or someone dragged 22 tons around?

UPD: dope. Only with second look I realized that this trail on earth is not dirt road but scars from hull being pulled away.


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#883 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 1325 PM

Someone either left the ammo bustle open, or they packed the fighting compartment out with shells. Or maybe they purposefully demolished it.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 2038 PM

I think there were cases of M1 turrets coming separated from the hull due to the force of IED's and VBIEDs, might be the case here. 


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 2101 PM

I think there were cases of M1 turrets coming separated from the hull due to the force of IED's and VBIEDs, might be the case here. 

Either an external explosive device or the turret / hull was packed with explosives, I can't think of any other way.  It certainly wouldn't be because of properly stowed on board ammo.  And as we saw with Cojene Eh, even a near miss by a 2000lb bomb won't separate the turret from the hull.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 2209 PM

Blown up for propaganda purposes, I bet.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 0116 AM

Someone either left the ammo bustle open, or they packed the fighting compartment out with shells. Or maybe they purposefully demolished it.

It was on purpose. M1 have little to none ammo in hull, turret fly is next to impossible with that layout.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 0203 AM

Another view:

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1134 AM

Another view:
 
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That's quite a bounce!
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1212 PM

Might as well, if they don't know how to operate it.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:18 PM

The hull was pulled away? From the slope down a pulling track is visible.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:31 PM

The hull was pulled away? From the slope down a pulling track is visible.

I wonder if the hull rolled down on its roadwheels after the turret and tracks blew off.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:46 PM

 

The hull was pulled away? From the slope down a pulling track is visible.

I wonder if the hull rolled down on its roadwheels after the turret and tracks blew off.

 

Doesn't look like it.  There is a torsion bar with a roadwheel arm and roadwheels at the top of the slope, and then there is the matter of soil being scraped and piled up in front of a couple of roadwheel arms.  It also looks like a torsion bar has been pulled half way out of  the hull along with the roadwheel arm and is bent in the direction the hull has been dragged.  Yes, the hull was dragged to that position.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:11 PM

Without wheels?

 

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Posted Today, 05:32 AM

I think we discussed both photos of the destroyed already one or two years ago.


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Posted 5 minutes ago

Thanks, all for the information.  I saw a video a while back of a T-72 being hit and exploding; when the tracks came off, the burning hulk kept rolling on its roadwheels until it stopped against a wall.  I couldn't find it, but that was what I was thinking of.


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