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#1 Mr King

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 2220 PM

Figured there might be interest in a thread for discussion and pictures about AFV's that had the ultimate bad day. Not intended to be morbid. 

 

Iraqi T-72 that was taken out by an AGM-65 Maverick missile 

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 0024 AM

Conjone'es 

 

 

Probably the most infamous M1 of the Iraq conflict. 

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 1050 AM

Libyan tanks taken out by NATO

 

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 1225 PM

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 1616 PM

Unless I am mistaken that is a Challenger 2? I was not aware any Challenger 2's were penetrated, let alone lost to that degree in the Iraq conflict. 



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 1626 PM

Blue on blue 2003.



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 1755 PM

I guess wrecks behind were Iraqi convoy? That might have caused some IFF issues.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 2030 PM

Unless I am mistaken that is a Challenger 2? I was not aware any Challenger 2's were penetrated, let alone lost to that degree in the Iraq conflict.


The tank wasn't penetrated a HESH round went through a opened loaders hatch. One of those million to one shots that happen nine times out of ten in friendly fire incidents.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 2135 PM

same chally from different angle:

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 2235 PM

Through the roof: Georgia (Aug 2008):

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 2303 PM

 

Unless I am mistaken that is a Challenger 2? I was not aware any Challenger 2's were penetrated, let alone lost to that degree in the Iraq conflict.


The tank wasn't penetrated a HESH round went through a opened loaders hatch. One of those million to one shots that happen nine times out of ten in friendly fire incidents.

 

 

Wow, when things go wrong, they really, really go wrong. Thanks for the clarification. 



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 2334 PM

Panther in France 

 

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 0213 AM

One of those million to one shots that happen nine times out of ten in friendly fire incidents.


Your wobbly looking maths are proof to Maxwell's Corollary: Murphy was an optimist.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 0355 AM

60% of the time it works every time.



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Posted 30 March 2015 - 1044 AM

The tank wasn't penetrated a HESH round went through a opened loaders hatch. One of those million to one shots that happen nine times out of ten in friendly fire incidents.

 
 
The second HESH round exploded on the slightly opened hatch previously damaged by the first HESH round (which landed on the soil near the rear of the tank).
Some hot fragments entered in the fighting compartment and the two guys who were inside died instantly.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 2236 PM

Panzer IV's in Tunisia 

 

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 2308 PM

I believe the wreck in the foreground is something else entirely. ;)

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 0846 AM

Tiger I in foreground.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 1014 AM

Panzer IV's in Tunisia 

 

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I guess the Germans took demolition of Tigers very seriously at that time.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 1552 PM

Panzer IV's in Tunisia 

 

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Good find Mr King.

Gentlemen, is that a IVG or IVH?.

 

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