Old Soviet ATGM still destroys M1 Abrams – Yemen Conflict [video]

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August 26th, 2015

PolitRussia – translated by Soviet Bear

                       

Footage depicting the destruction of two American-made M1 “Abrams” tanks of the armed forces of Saudi Arabia, appeared on YouTube. Judging by the video, the Houthis used the old Soviet anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) “Fagot” in this battle, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

The fact that these ATGM were adopted in 1970, does not prevent them from destroying the vaunted American technology. 2,5 kg cumulative warhead of the “Fagots” can burn up to 600 mm thick armor. And the impressive explosion, shown in the video, was caused by the detonation of the tank’s ammunition, provoked by the penetration of missiles into the tower. In this scenario, the crew has no chance to survive.

Recall that in mid-August, the militia of Donbass said that they have spotted M1 “Abrams” tanks on the Ukrainian side of the front, and in April one of the UAF officers promised that they will enter Moscow on the American armored vehicles. However, the success of the Houthis in Yemen casts doubt that foreign tanks can withstand even the Soviet-era weapons, which are used extensively by the forces of the DPR and LPR.

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