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Video: Syrian T-72 Twice Slipped Away from Anti-Tank Missile

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A video, showing the T-72 main battle tank, twice slipping away from hitting of the US TOW-2 antitank guided missiles, has been published online.

Video: Syrian T-72 Twice Slipped Away from Anti-Tank Missile

T-72 main battle tank (Photo: Russian RG daily / Tatiana Andreeva)

Syrian crew has twice saved the T-72 main battle tank from hitting of the US TOW-2 antitank guided missiles. A video of the incident was published online.

During a battle in the province of Hama, the Syrian tank came to a firing position from a coverture, launched an aiming salvo fire, and then rolled back again. This tactic has long been used during a fighting in a city and on an open terrain.

Terrorists, armed with the US TOW-2 heavy anti-tank missile system, tried to ‘catch’ the T-72, when it was firing. The first missile of the terrorists flew over the tank at the very moment, when it has started to move behind an embankment.

The guided missile, which flew close, did not scare the Syrian armor crewmen, and they continued to fire on the terrorists’ positions, despite the work of a crew of the anti-tank guided missile system. Soon after this, the terrorists made another attempt to hit the tank. They again fired a missile at a time, when it came to the position for the next shot. Professionalism of the crew allowed to save the tank from the struck. The video shows that at the last moment the T-72 hid behind the embankment, which the missile struck.

As result, the tank and the crew did not suffer, and the terrorists lost two expensive missiles – according to open sources, the price of one TOW-2 missile is about $50,000.

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