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Old 31-05-2014, 07:11 PM   #155
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28 Tanks...

16 Armoured Personel Carriers..

39 Wagons..Battle of 73 Easting =...

M1 ABrams is an American 3rd-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972..Weighing nearly 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service..The M1 Abrams was developed during the Cold War as a successor to the canceled MBT-70. The M1 Abrams contract went to Chrysler Defense and was the first vehicle to adopt Chobham armor. Adaptations before the Persian Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) gave the vehicle better firepower and NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) protection.. Being vastly superior to Iraqi tanks, very few M1 tanks were hit by enemy fire..The Battle of 73 Easting was a decisive tank battle fought on 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War, between American-British armored forces and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard. The battle took place several hours after the Battle of Al Busayyah. It was named for a UTM north-south coordinate line (an "Easting", measured in kilometers and readable on GPS receivers) in the featureless desert that was used as a phase line to measure progress of the offensive. The battle was described by the Military Channel as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century"..Date 26–27 February 1991..Location southeastern Iraq 29°32′41″N 46°37′33″E... red paint in a Gambler's face having dragged him along a table..The only way you'll ever end up lyeing next to me, Max, is if we're run down by the same car..Because of you a lot of people are Impersonating a human being.. This must be when they mean by poetic justice...

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