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Published on May 16, 2012
The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank is considered by many to be the physical embodyment of the term, "combat-proven". We always hear about "the Gulf War" this, and the "Iraq War" that --- but what about the results that *aren't* presented by vested interests, and parroted by so many others?
Well, if you lift that rock and see the truths that are concealed beneath, you'll see that in most of the US military's ground wars, the M1 has done..... nothing.
That's what you'll see confirmed in this presentation.
US Marine M60A1s went to Lebanon, but this was strictly a Marine operation. Only the Army had M1s at the time, so there were no M1s in the US ground fighting in Lebanon; http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Chronolo...
A Challenger 1 also scored the farthest direct-fire tank kill in history, with a HESH round at 5110m (3 miles). A direct-fire range this far is impossible with a HEAT or Sabot round, and HESH cannot be fired from a Smoothbore gun like the M1's M256; even if it was possible, the M1's ballisitcs computer cannot calculate beyond 4000m; http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/challeng.htm