'While Americans count on helicopter support for deliberate high-intensity combat here, the Brits were going into extremely hostile terrain, outnumbered, without helicopter support, relying instead upon timing, terrain, maneuverability, firepower, and sheer audacity.'
Difor is correct its a shame that Brit reporters don't do this it really is.
A challenge to all of you Journos scanning ARRSE these days - very few of you expected to be writing the cr*p you do now when you got into the game - you wanted to write stuff like this, so do it. Ask, get imbedded, go see, go write.
Then see how reporting on 'Z list celebs wearing no knickers when really really drunk' puff pieces sit with your new reputation as a REAL REPORTER.
British forces in armored vehicles moved to other pre-planned areas, hoping to draw the enemy out of hiding and into tactical blunders. The enemy answered the challenge with great enthusiasm, and blundered.
Its about time we got respect off our own press like this, whenever we have any uk reporters/journalists around us were sh*tting ourselves thinking what theyll say about us in the press. Well done can I stick him in my bergan for Afghan next year please.
We've run into at least six of them up in our area that hit their targets. Two M1s had their turrets popped off, an Amtrak, M113 and AAV7 have all been ripped totally apart, and there's that other one where the tank was thrown 20 feet in the air, but they got lucky because the road lifted with the tank thus not penetrating the hull.
Same thing the Israelis have lost a couple of Merkavas to: Basically if you use a big enough bomb, you can kill anything. The trick is in planting a bomb that size.