last American tank lost in action?February 6 2012 at 6:36 PM
craig (Login patton45)
from IP address 188.8.131.52
anyone know when the last American tank was lost in battle, hit by an enemy tank shell?
thx - Craig
Not sure what era/war you are looking at.
|February 6 2012, 7:45 PM |
Also what do you consider "lost". During Vietnam there was a M48 that was put out of action by a NVA PT 76. It is now in a museum and there was a program on the history channel about it last year. There have been tanks in the current war that have been put out of action but were recovered and rebuilt. So the term lost in current terms really doesn't have too much meaning. With the protective armor on the M1's we really have not lost, as far as I know, any of them to other tank vs tank combat. We did lose a couple of Bradley's, but they aren't really tanks.
An Abrams was hit and taken out of service
|February 7 2012, 5:20 AM |
by an Iraqi tank during Desert Storm. The tank was not lost and was sequestered to examine the damage as a result of the hits. It was recommended after inspection to put the tank back into service after repairs were made. I do not know if it was placed back into service or not because we deactivated so many armor units after Desert Storm that newer, undamaged Abrams tanks were in excess.
Rob, FYI decals came yesterday....thank you. N/T
|February 7 2012, 6:20 AM |
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