What is this thingy on an Abrams turret?

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What is this thingy on an Abrams turret?

Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 8:23 am

June 19th, 2015, 11:37 am #1

the thingy hanging off the side of the turret with the 2 handles on it, usually rusty. It looks like sheet metal.


Last edited by Pat Mc Cumiskey on June 19th, 2015, 11:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: July 13th, 2004, 1:39 am

June 19th, 2015, 11:44 am #2

It attaches to the exhaust grill on the rear (center section) when pulling another tank or when working with troops around to deflect the hot turbine exaust up and away from them.

Here is one in place.

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Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 8:23 am

June 19th, 2015, 1:32 pm #3

thanks a lot.
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