That Burnt out Abrams on TV


Anybody else notice that the burnt out tank being touted by the Iraqis on TV on Sunday (along with proud tank killing Fedayin) was the same one pictured on Page 3 of the Sunday Telegraph having stopped with an engine fire.

When the journo's were shown it later, it had the tow bars attached at the front. Obviously broke down, attempted to tow it, and decided that they had a few to spare.

I wonder whether the other 16 the information minister claimed had similar stories or even heaven forbid he was exaggerating!


It was shown on Sky, not sure if it was hit in the engine decks or just caught fire but they decided it was to hairy to tow even though they had done the hard bit of getting he holly-bones attached, the tank commander droped a grenade inside a trashed $8m+ worth of tank! Money to burn or what? Don't they have recovery mechanics?

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No they broke down !!!!! :D