Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Don't be a tank driver or volunteer to serve in one - seriously, don't!

Via an email correspondent with military knowledge: 
"What you are about to watch is an actual event. The Israeli Armed Forces filmed this in real time. What you'll see is a fully armored Syrian tank being hit by an Israeli laser-guided, steel-penetrating, phosphorous-filled "hand held" rocket. The rocket is small, very portable and is a tightly controlled weapon. Each one is accounted for when they are checked out and back in. There must be no fewer than 2 soldiers present to verify the use, one must be a senior officer with a minimum of 10 years military service. (Sorry, the name and program is kept secret.)

This tank was headed for one of Israel 's settlements. There were four more tanks one mile to the rear of this tank. They turned around before getting to this area after learning what had happened to the lead tank.

You can hear the ammunition going off after the initial strike. No Syrian tank crew member survived this event and it did not make the news

Leaving to one side the obvious fact that you don't mess with the Israelis, consider our own army. We pay those that volunteer to serve how much? And we equip them with what? Equipment decided by a medical practitioner and his equally military-experienceless boss?

One can be sure of one thing - that when it does come to the situation that this country has to be defended we can rest easy in our beds in the knowledge that those two aforementioned individuals will ensure that they are not numbered amongst the 'front line' - that is if they can ever define what the 'front line' actually is!


Anonymous said...

Methinks that's a test rather than an actual event......hence the camera and lack of movement from the tank.

Budvar said...

Challenger 2s are not the same as the syrian crappy T72s

WitteringsfromWitney said...

A: Mebbe, but I am assured that it was not a test.........

B: Take your word for it but I still wouldn't want to be on the receiving end.

Serf on the Land of the British EU Barons said...

WfW, you are on to something though. I think that young men should be discouraged from joining the armed services and going to war for the selfish interests of our corporate-poltical EU elite. God knows what else they would do in this crappy country for a living.

Totally fanciful I know (or is it?) but do you have any on-side multi-millionaire readers? They should start raising private armies and poach off the military, use any loop-holes in the law to arm them. Take them to the US as a private security firm to train them or something.

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but you've been had. That is a "warshot" test that Bofors carried out using their Bill2 missile. Its on You tube and hads been lifted from a Discovery Channel film!

Nothing to do with Syria

microdave said...

There's no doubt that some very smart weapons are now available. I was watching a Discovery programme the other night showing a new US compact missile which can be pre-programmed to behave in one of two ways, depending on the intended result. It can either smash a door sized hole in a reinforced concrete bunker, with minimal internal damage, or make a smaller hole and completely destroy the interior. All determined by a few milliseconds delay between two explosive charges. Two slow motion films show the differences.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Serf: While I do know one or two people, millionaires I know not.

A: Twould seem so and I shall have words, however it does not negate the point I made re our armed forces being 'dumbed down' and the idiots at the helm.

md: And how many years since the invention of radar controlled guns....?

James Higham said...


Like it.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

JH: Thought you would - was quite pleased with my invention of a new word too!