Original published by rusvesna.ru; translation by J.Hawk
Today, on March 20, Syrian war correspondents published the first photos showing the effects of the TOW-2A hit on the T-90.
Unfortunately, the photo’s angle was not chosen too well–it is only evident that one of the Shtora emitters suffered damage.
The February 27-published well known video showed how the missile scored a direct hit on the T-90’s turret during fighting in the Aleppo province, but did not cause lasting damage.
One of the stunned tankers abandoned the vehicle and the members of Free Syrian Army were celebrating that outcome on the video.
Most experts were of the opinion that the militants were celebrating prematurely because the crew, once it got over the effects of the explosion, returned to action in the slightly damaged tank, as suggested by the photos published today.
This was the first known event of a US ATGM hit on a T-90.
The same tank, before the missile hit.
The hit’s location.