The Happy Arab News Service

Friday, August 11, 2006

Anti Tank Missiles II

Chief armour officer (not sure how to translate it from Hebrew) appeared on Channel 2 to explain the situation with anti tank missiles. Basicly he said the 'merkava' proved itself as one of the best protected tanks in the world.

He said - no surprises in terms of types of anti tank rockets used by Hezbollah. They were only surprised by the number of missiles Hezbollah used until now. He said hundreds were fired and dozens hit the tanks. But, he said, only several tanks have been actually destroyed.

Answering a question he said that its regular soldiers who cope less well with anti tank weapons. The curent generation has no experience with anti tank missiles because they are rarely used by the palestinians in West Bank/Gaza. And managing this danger includes not only technology but operating tanks accordingly. The reservists remember this threat well from their previous wars and so they are more disciplined in taking necessary precautions.

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