ISIS Destroys an M1 Tank

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An ISIS-fired anti-tank guided missile takes out an M1 Abrams tank near Qayyarah, Iraq on October 24, 2016.

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  1. LarryF58
    LarryF58 Oct 26, 2016

    Hmm. Obviously a critical hit, but destroyed? With no footage of the aftermath, that may be a false claim. The missile hit, penetrated, and set off the main gun ammunition. However, that ammunition is stored in a special compartment with armored doors separating it from the rest of the turret, and a set of hatches on top that are designed to blow off if the rounds are compromised. It looks like that is exactly what happened. So without confirmation, it is possible that the tank drove away after this to be retired or repaired, and with its crew unharmed.

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