Musings about life through the eyes of an old helicopter pilot.
That's crazy! Ever see the movie "Courage Under Fire" with Meg Ryan? There's footage of a tank battle at the beginning that shows how insane it is being part of a tank crew. cjh
Amazing what a little heat will do.
Forcing me, Schmoe, to inform my readers that "heat" stands for a:HighExplosiveAnti-Tank round. Thanks for the prompt my friend!
Active armer, nomex (or equivelant) uniforms and active anti-missie defense changes all that.In the Yom Kippur war, most israeli tank casualties were caused by burns. They implemented a number of changes and haven't had crews burned to death since.Of course, it helps when your avowedd enemy doesn't ahve helicopters. However, his anti-tank missiles weren't effective in Gaza, either.
Thanks, I'll take my chances out in the open as a grunt.Minimal target value, no radar reflecting qualities, and MUCH easier to clean up afterwards...
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