Abrams Tank rolls over car containing IED in Mosel - boom - video

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Abrams Tank rolls over car containing IED in Mosel - boom - video

An Abrams tank was asked to flatten a car wreck after a road had been cleared of IEDS. Unfortunately one still remained, a pressure activated one under the car. Although the explosion is dramatic all were unharmed and the tank was OK. After the video was posted on Youtube, a person who was actually there posted the outline of the episode below.




We were doing a standard Route Clearance escort mission (when we first got to our area, they had a lot of contact, so they required Bradley and Abrams support), when EOD stopped to check out the car. They looked at it, and determined it was clear.

Then they radioed to us that they wanted one of the Tanks to run over the Car, so it couldn't be used by the insurgents. Of course, Tankers being Tankers, they said yes, and asked for clarification that it was clear. Again, EOD took another look, and yes it was clear.

The Tank went to run it over, and boom. Turns out that there was an IED under the car (or so they said)..

By the way, EOD shot the video, and gave it to us.

And the tank in the background, took a picture of the first tank, and as luck had it, got it right at the same time it blew.

And nobody was hurt in this, not even a concussion.

It was in Mosul, and our EOD team was amazing, they cleared so much there, without them we couldn't have done nearly as much as we were able to do.

Oh yeah, damage wasn't too bad. And our maintenance guys didn't yell at us too bad. We fixed what we broke as long as we were able to. From: http://forums.military.com/...

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By netchicken: posted on 16-12-2009








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