Abrams in A-stan

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Abrams in A-stan

Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 pm

March 24th, 2012, 8:40 pm #1

Howdy gang, here is a picture of an Abrams taken early March 2012 harvested from marines.mil:
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The unit is Alpha Company aka "Alphatraz", 1st Tank Bn attached to RCT-6 in Helmand Province. On the lead hawg the Loaders MG Shield from the TUSK is not mounted. There is a ground mount M240 with bipod and optic sight mounted instead. The Loader is also weaing a comm headset under his standard kevlar helmet. For those of you wondering how the belly armor was modified to mount farm implements there it is. And surrounding the base of the right side DUKE ant is the ever present "crapper box". Photo Cpl Mark Stroud, USMC.
Outta here, Mike sends . . .
Last edited by Michael Mummey on March 24th, 2012, 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: November 28th, 2005, 7:50 am

March 24th, 2012, 10:17 pm #2

Athermal sight on TC .50, and a strange antenna/pole thingy(?) on the left rear of turret, FAC/FO antennas too. I will no doubt spot more the longer I gawp at it!!
A great pic, thanks for sharing.
Shane
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Joined: March 25th, 2002, 1:49 pm

March 25th, 2012, 12:23 am #3

Howdy gang, here is a picture of an Abrams taken early March 2012 harvested from marines.mil:
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The unit is Alpha Company aka "Alphatraz", 1st Tank Bn attached to RCT-6 in Helmand Province. On the lead hawg the Loaders MG Shield from the TUSK is not mounted. There is a ground mount M240 with bipod and optic sight mounted instead. The Loader is also weaing a comm headset under his standard kevlar helmet. For those of you wondering how the belly armor was modified to mount farm implements there it is. And surrounding the base of the right side DUKE ant is the ever present "crapper box". Photo Cpl Mark Stroud, USMC.
Outta here, Mike sends . . .
2 detail pics from the same tank :





pascal bausset
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Joined: August 3rd, 2006, 11:59 pm

March 25th, 2012, 3:18 am #4

Howdy gang, here is a picture of an Abrams taken early March 2012 harvested from marines.mil:
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The unit is Alpha Company aka "Alphatraz", 1st Tank Bn attached to RCT-6 in Helmand Province. On the lead hawg the Loaders MG Shield from the TUSK is not mounted. There is a ground mount M240 with bipod and optic sight mounted instead. The Loader is also weaing a comm headset under his standard kevlar helmet. For those of you wondering how the belly armor was modified to mount farm implements there it is. And surrounding the base of the right side DUKE ant is the ever present "crapper box". Photo Cpl Mark Stroud, USMC.
Outta here, Mike sends . . .
That part is the wide part that lasts for a few 100 meters, then gets narrow (only when tanks are on it).

Tanks for post'en

Cheers

Anthony
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Joined: November 28th, 2005, 7:50 am

March 25th, 2012, 10:25 am #5

2 detail pics from the same tank :





pascal bausset
Thanks for the close ups, what is the pole thingy, it looks like it is made of angle iron with some type of mount on the top?
Shane
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Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 pm

March 25th, 2012, 3:18 pm #6

Sunscreen Support
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Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 pm

March 25th, 2012, 4:03 pm #7

2 detail pics from the same tank :





pascal bausset
Pascal, can you zoom in to the Loader?
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Joined: March 25th, 2002, 1:49 pm

March 25th, 2012, 4:28 pm #8



pascal bausset
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Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 pm

March 25th, 2012, 4:42 pm #9

Thank you.
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Joined: October 16th, 2003, 7:52 am

March 26th, 2012, 9:41 am #10

Thanks for the close ups, what is the pole thingy, it looks like it is made of angle iron with some type of mount on the top?
Shane
it is a wire cutter to cut and wires stretched acroos the road, cheap and simple.
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