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Kaleun1961
10-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Military Channel is airing the "Anatomy of an Abrams" tomorrow [Tuesday] at 10am EST. I'm not sure, but this may be the episode wherein they made the claim that no Abrams has ever been "lost" in combat to an enemy tank. As discussed in another thread [the one about US soldiers using captured AK-47's] some here cast doubt on that claim.

Anyhow, this is a heads up for you should you wish to record it. I've got my DVR set to record it, so if you miss it, don't worry. If you miss it and wish to have a copy, send me an email and I'll burn it to DVD for you.

Kaleun1961
10-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Military Channel is airing the "Anatomy of an Abrams" tomorrow [Tuesday] at 10am EST. I'm not sure, but this may be the episode wherein they made the claim that no Abrams has ever been "lost" in combat to an enemy tank. As discussed in another thread [the one about US soldiers using captured AK-47's] some here cast doubt on that claim.

Anyhow, this is a heads up for you should you wish to record it. I've got my DVR set to record it, so if you miss it, don't worry. If you miss it and wish to have a copy, send me an email and I'll burn it to DVD for you.

The_Silent_O
10-01-2007, 06:03 PM
K1961,

I'm without cable for the time being...so if you could, burn that baby!

Which leads me to another dilemma, where to watch my beloved Cubs as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night...the "O" will figure it out...

Thanks! reach me on PM and I'll send you my new "coordinates"

Kaleun1961
10-01-2007, 11:41 PM
PM on the way.

klcarroll
10-02-2007, 07:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">....but this may be the episode wherein they made the claim that no Abrams has ever been "lost" in combat.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe they're referring to the GPS Navigation System??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


klcarroll

The_Silent_O
10-02-2007, 07:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by klcarroll:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">....but this may be the episode wherein they made the claim that no Abrams has ever been "lost" in combat.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe they're referring to the GPS Navigation System??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


klcarroll </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is truly amazing how "The Silent O" navigated through the arabian desert "pre-gps" by terrain association and a simple compass. Either I was crazy or simply over confident, but I never got lost during the first Gulf War, even at night!

picture from O's scrapbook ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Special_Air_Service_in_North_Africa_E_21337.jpg

...speaking of the TV show "Rat Patrol" the above SAS fellas were the real deal! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif