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    Merkava hit by an RPG-29

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    Merkava hit by an RPG-29

    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:21 pm

    Just a pic of a Israeli Merkava 4 MBT hit by russians main ATM the RPG-29

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    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:00 pm

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    Post  2ndTankie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 am

    <---- Not convinced that was an RPG29.... king queen

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    Post  wilmet on Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:52 am

    pretty big ding there. Shocked I'm with 2ndTankie on this, we sure that wasn't a Kornet?

    Luckily for the IDF, the more modern ATGM were sparcer than the older stuff (and/or iranian knock offs of older stuff) in Hezzbolah's arsenal.

    Wonder how other western tanks would have done in such a conflict (different strategies et all)...

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    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:04 pm

    it is possible it could be a Kornet i'd have to look into it more. although there is a confirmed report of a RPG-29 attack on a challenger 2 and took off 3 off the drivers toes.

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    Post  2ndTankie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:06 pm

    Again exceptional circumstances and a very very lucky shot.

    Ricochet and detonated underneath the glacias place, Causing a tiny amount of frag inside the drivers cab. The QRH lad is ok... (think it was 2 toes)

    king queen

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    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:09 pm

    yes i also believe it was after that they began fitting the C2 with the Dorchestor armor. wonder how a RPG-29 would do against the Frontal arc against a C2 with Dorchestor. my money would be the Chally 2

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    Post  2ndTankie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:12 pm

    Yeah the New "TOW" or "Toe" as we called it, armour on the front would most likely deflect/slow down any warhead and its explosive charge enough for the tanks core armour to stop it. The "thing" is a good 2tf thick ! and bastard heavy !

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    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:17 pm

    2 foot thick? damn the thickest I've heard of the Abrams is 1.5 feet thick. a HEAT round against 2nd Gen Chobham wouldn't have a chance.

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    Post  2ndTankie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:27 pm

    thats just the Addon TOW... least not forget the CR2 has come from COLD WAR design and built to sit in a shell scrape and take hits all day long.. Hence the thickest and best armour is on the front.

    king queen

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