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Sabotaged parts

Tanks in Nazi Germany were often built using slave labor. The laborers, however, sabotaged whatever parts of the tanks they could, making them very unreliable. 1)

Destroyed an enemy tank all by himself

Eduardo C Gomez destroyed an enemy tank all by himself. During the Korean War, he crawled across a rice field to where the enemy tank was stationed, opened the hatch, and dropped a grenade inside. 2)

First self-propelled armored vehicle

John Fowler & Company built the first self-propelled armored vehicle in 1900 in England. They decided to armor one of their steam traction engines. It was necessary to haul supplies in the South African War. 3)

The Battle of 73 Easting

The Battle of 73 Easting was called ”the last great tank battle of the 20th century” and had to be named after the map coordinates. It took place in the middle of the Iraqi desert with no towns or landmarks in near proximity. 4)

Destruction in 30 minutes

12 American M1A1 Tanks were able to destroy 16 personnel carriers, 28 Iraqi tanks, and 30 vehicles. It took only 30 minutes and happened in 1991 during The War in the Gulf. 5)

tanks.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/11 08:24 by aga