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Burning Abrams 2 Again
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Panzert May 7 2011, 10:23pm says:


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Phenixtri May 8 2011, 12:52am says:

Looks like this one was also hit by Thermite IEDs ... Surprising how some basic chemicals can be potent even to a top of the line 63 ton tank. Guess pure science owns yet again xD

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Panzert May 8 2011, 2:49pm replied:

what are your sources for this thermite ied theory? i can't seem to find anything on it.

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GriffinZ May 8 2011, 3:12pm replied:

I have to agree with Panzert, if the abrams is exploded and starts to burn with all that ammunition I'm sure stuff would melt

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Panzert May 8 2011, 5:44pm replied:

They needed 600kg of the stuff to destroy that car...

Also, thermite tends to burn downwards, so unless you plan on leaping on top of a tank with 600 kilograms of thermite (Virtually impossible) you're not going to have much luck.

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Panzert May 8 2011, 5:50pm replied:

It's not impossible that it was thermite IEDs, but it just seems implausible.

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Phenixtri May 9 2011, 1:13am replied:

It would also depend on the surface material on which the thermite is siting on. but it would burn though the tracks at 1st seeing as most of these Destroyed Abrams look like their tracks were torched 1st.

IF this one was hit by thermite it had to be one hell of a big *** IED probably car sized placed under that part of the road. The tracks are also torched & the suspension is collapsed giving rise to how thermite could have burned through the hull of it.

As for my source on thermite IEDs it my own speculation as I made my own test versions using 3 4 inch diameter steel pipes capped on each end with simple gunpowder charges warped in paper separating the iron oxide & aluminum powder. I used wimple fire works fuses to detonate the black powder. Regular metal wire from coat hangers were used to bind all 3 pipes together.

I buried the IED im my yard under about 6 inches of dirt (dry clay like dirt btw) with the 2 bottom pipes flat & roughly even with the surface or the ground. I then placed a 1.5 inch thick 1x1 foot slab of rolled homogenous steel armor over the IED. Once ignited the IED took a little over 10 min to fully burn a hole trough the steel. T

he clay might have insulated the thermite enough to maintain a steady high temp focused on the steel so yea I have to make another one & test it in both sand & regular dirt as well as both flush against the IED & at 1 inch spaced intervals to see if there are any differences. The steel was also flush against the IED so fir one to effectively work it would 1st have to knock out the tanks suspension by either a car sized layer of thermite probably 6 in deep by my guesstimate to burn though & melt the treads then suspension or conventional AT mines would have to be used.

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Woozle May 13 2011, 10:54pm replied:


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Phenixtri May 18 2011, 8:14pm replied:


you know the saying snitches are bitches that end up in ditches right? xD

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