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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYI4kM6je-k&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYI4kM6je-k&amp;feature=player_embedded</a>


Gizmodo summed up the experience of watching the clip thusly: “So this is completely terrifying. In a you will probably pee a little bit…kind of way. In a holy crap wait a minute this isn’t a video game right kind of way. No, no it is not. This is what it looks like to take a direct hit from a tank shell in real life. You can see it blast out of the barrel and head straight for your face.”

The Aviationist blog reported that the clip, which shows a T-72 tank, was filmed in the village of Jobar outside the capital Damascus.

Rebels have been fighting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad for more than two years in a conflict that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

(H/T: Gizmodo)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/31/the-image-nobody-in-battle-ever-wants-to-see-was-captured-in-a-28-second-heart-stopping-video/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButton

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That's one way to reach out and touch someone.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYI4kM6je-k&feature=player_embedded

Gizmodo summed up the experience of watching the clip thusly: “So this is completely terrifying. In a you will probably pee a little bit…kind of way. In a holy crap wait a minute this isn’t a video game right kind of way. No, no it is not. This is what it looks like to take a direct hit from a tank shell in real life. You can see it blast out of the barrel and head straight for your face.”

The Aviationist blog reported that the clip, which shows a T-72 tank, was filmed in the village of Jobar outside the capital Damascus.

Rebels have been fighting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad for more than two years in a conflict that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

(H/T: Gizmodo)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/31/the-image-nobody-in-battle-ever-wants-to-see-was-captured-in-a-28-second-heart-stopping-video/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButton


That Syrian crew was WAY too frickin' slow getting that round downrange.  13859 13859 13859 :smokin:
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This is distressing? Why?
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When I was in the Army at Ft Hood, one night we did a joint exercise with a tank unit in which we, the infantry, were supposed to find a river crossing for the tanks to utilize. Those monsters were so impressive as they passed by our position and passed over the selected crossing.
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This is distressing? Why?

Why? I was a tanker way back in the day [M60s, M48s]. These assclowns offend my professional sensibilities.
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Why? I was a tanker way back in the day [M60s, M48s]. These assclowns offend my professional sensibilities.

Lucky man!! Always wanted to have a play in those. Noisy, uncomfortable, massive and slow - what's not to love?

Nah - I wouldn't trade you. My baby was noisy, uncomfortable, massive and fast  :laugh:
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