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#3524610 - 02/23/12 09:05 AM Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan  
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#3524615 - 02/23/12 09:16 AM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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Wow betcha that shoulder gives him grief , two seperate occasion's getting shot in it, sounds like the bad guys keep frikkin with the wrong good guy !


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Despite the fact that he had just been shot three times, Jacob instructed his crew from inside the tank on the location of the insurgent. They fired a 120mm round that fell short. However, the second round was a direct hit in the insurgents abdomen.




..thats gotta hurt !


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#3524618 - 02/23/12 09:25 AM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524629 - 02/23/12 10:10 AM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524660 - 02/23/12 11:27 AM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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Well, the Danes DO have a long history of being fierce warriors. S!


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#3524661 - 02/23/12 11:29 AM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524674 - 02/23/12 01:03 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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Good on him....he says he had the same tank crew for 12 years ! that must be unusual in the military to keep a crew together for that long


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#3524683 - 02/23/12 01:17 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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Impressive man. How did he stay so professional?
And wow - 120mm shell to the abdomen!!

#3524691 - 02/23/12 01:30 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524695 - 02/23/12 01:42 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: FlatSpinMan]  
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Originally Posted By: FlatSpinMan
And wow - 120mm shell to the abdomen!!
I'm sure that was a quick death.


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#3524706 - 02/23/12 01:55 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: MaceUK33

Was he in a Leo?


Yup, these ones:




- The Danish army has a history of shipping out tanks to trouble-spots. In the 1990's Denmark was charged with light patrolling duties in Ex-Yugoslavia. "What better way to protect a light patrol than by mounting it in a Main Battle Tank", they thought, and so sent tanks down there, to the chagrin of the Serbs... smile

More here on that story. The Danes tanks fought in the biggest battle by Danish armed forces since WWII..: http://www.milhist.dk/post45/boellebank/boellebank_uk.htm#prof


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#3524716 - 02/23/12 02:02 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524743 - 02/23/12 02:50 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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#3524798 - 02/23/12 04:13 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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The loader plugged the wound in his shoulder with his finger to stop the bleeding.

Apparently his crew was bad-ass too!


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#3524828 - 02/23/12 05:40 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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He immediately came back up after looking through his optics and located the enemy, engaged him and killed him by returning fire with his machine gun.


Strange detail, there's something lacking in this article. The loader's position has a machine gun, the TC's position has the periscope for observation. Did he use the TC override and slew the turret around and use the coaxial machine gun?

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It was then Jacob had a feeling that someone was watching him. He looked back over his shoulder and saw somebody approximately 500 meters away. The man proceeded to fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the tank.


Bad idea. The most trained, skilled RPG gunners are good about to about to 300 meters, anything after that is impossible to predict. The best tactic would be to lob many of them up at that distance so that they detonate in the air like improvised mortars above the target.

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A British commander came up to Jacob and thanked him for killing the sniper. The sniper had killed five of his men.


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This part of the story is all but glossed over.


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#3524830 - 02/23/12 05:44 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted By: No105_Archie
Good on him....he says he had the same tank crew for 12 years ! that must be unusual in the military to keep a crew together for that long


That sounds very, very odd. I've never heard of US armor crews staying together that long, let alone even serving in the armored branch. Twelve years implies that they aren't conscripts. So, it's as if none of the crew were never promoted, or never changed specialties or anything like that. Sooner or later the most senior troops are going to be sitting behind a desk.


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#3524832 - 02/23/12 05:47 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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Originally Posted By: Freycinet
Originally Posted By: MaceUK33

Was he in a Leo?


- The Danish army has a history of shipping out tanks to trouble-spots. In the 1990's Denmark was charged with light patrolling duties in Ex-Yugoslavia. "What better way to protect a light patrol than by mounting it in a Main Battle Tank", they thought, and so sent tanks down there, to the chagrin of the Serbs... smile

More here on that story. The Danes tanks fought in the biggest battle by Danish armed forces since WWII..: http://www.milhist.dk/post45/boellebank/boellebank_uk.htm#prof


This must be a recent development. I did not see a single MBT there a year or two ago. However, I wasnt in RC-S.


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#3524842 - 02/23/12 06:15 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Ajay]  
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Wow betcha that shoulder gives him grief , two seperate occasion's getting shot in it, sounds like the bad guys keep frikkin with the wrong good guy !


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Despite the fact that he had just been shot three times, Jacob instructed his crew from inside the tank on the location of the insurgent. They fired a 120mm round that fell short. However, the second round was a direct hit in the insurgents abdomen.




..thats gotta hurt !


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Erm- another curious detail. Assuming the crew got a good lase on a human sized target at 500 meters, it's likely they would have never actually seen the impact of the round at that distance with the flash and obscuration. Rather, they would have picked up the pieces of what was left. I don't doubt that the person in question was hit and did his job, but other details aren't filled in so much that the reporting is kind of sketchy.


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#3524849 - 02/23/12 06:23 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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As you can see, there isn't much to see but a quick flash and lingering dust when the gun is fired. Even in the thermal channel, 500 meters is too short to observe the round impacting with the muzzle flash.



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#3524859 - 02/23/12 06:40 PM Re: Impressive fighting spirit by Danish tank commander in Afghanistan [Re: Freycinet]  
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It doesn't say that they saw the impact, it is simply reported that the round hit the insurgent in the abdomen. This could have been reported any number of ways after-the-fact, for instance by seeing the insurgent laying there through some binoculars and seeing a massive wound in his abdomen.


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