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Subject = BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT   18 JUN 91                            

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Folder title = HQS 4-32 ARMORDED BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT 18 JUN  1991                                         

Unit = TRADOC      

Parent = TRADOC      







                                    13ATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
                                          18 JUNE 1991
            EQsl 4/32  Armor                                     JL @.0

            A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION a        TICAL SITUATION: On the evening of 26
            February 1991 TF 4-32 ;r2@@Scout Platoon encountered an Iraqi
            T-72 tank with mounted and dismounted infantry. The scout platoon
            was conducting a screen of the task force's left front and flank,
            with the task force in a hasty defense.. During the action, an M3
            cavalry fighting Vehicle was hit by 25mm fire and the T-72 was
            destroyed by a TOW missile.
            B. KNOWLEDGE OF MMMY SITUATION A-@M CERTAINTY OF THAT INFORMATION:
            Knowledge of the enemy situation was vague. However,.-we believed
            'that current contact indicated that the brigade was opposing at
            least a battalion-size enemy force in dett-ngive positions.

          -C, -TERRAIN AND ENVIRONMMUAL-CONDITIONS-PRECIPITATIONt DUST      t SMOKE,
            LIGHT CONDITIONS, DATE, TIME, ETC: The terrain was generally flat
            desert with numerous wadis and some hills. The action took place in
            a rocky, hilly area at approximately 1910 during the hours of
            darkness. Smoke and-dust were in the air, but did not obscure
            optics. Moonlight was 95%.,_but the sky was overcast with some
            ambient light.

            D. DYNAMICS OF INTERACTION: A T-72 tank with infantry riding        on'
          ---tc)p---apl5eared suddenly from behind a small rise at a range of
            approximately 300 iieters and drove directly toward two Scout E31s.
            This precipitated the engagement.

            E. RANGE OF ENGAGEMENT: The Bradleywas struck in -the xear':from'an
            unknown range. See enclosure I for shot lines.

            P. SENSOR INFORMATION-SYSTEM USED: The vehicle that fired on the
            Bradley was not determined. -The damaged vehicle was narked on the
            rear and sides with an inverted "V" and special thermal tape. The
            T-72 was simultaneously detected with AN-PVS 7 night vision goggles
            and the M31s thermal sight.
            G. TYPE OF MUNITION FIFEDL TY]@E.OF AMMITION CAUSING U.S. BATTLE
            DAMAGE: 25= A=or Piercing :fragments were removed from the turret,
            xadiator, and turbo charger of -the Mradley.

            E. RESULTS OF ENGAGEbMNTt INCLUDING BULL DAYAGET COMPONENT DAMAGE,
            FIRE AND SPALL DAMAGE, WERE TEERB KMTIPLE VEHICLES DAMAGED ON THE
            SAXE ENGAGEMENT?: The rear of the M3 was pierced Jm three
            locations, the turret in three locations, and the left side was
            creased. Additional rounds 3nay have entered the-crew compartment as
            the rea4 door opened. Debris Inside indicated that striki2ig rounds
            caused some spall damage. Secondary explosions from 7.62mi@ and 25mm
            rounds damaged the crew compartment. No-fire was evident.:; The -
            vehicle's engine would not start, the fire-coxitrol system suffered
            damage rendering the missile and 9-un systems inoperative, and the
            turret would only partially traverse. See-enclosure 1.






                                    13ATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
                                          18 JUNE 1991
            EQsl 4/32  Armor                                     JL @.0

            A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION a        TICAL SITUATION: On the evening of 26
            February 1991 TF 4-32 ;r2@@Scout Platoon encountered an Iraqi
            T-72 tank with mounted and dismounted infantry. The scout platoon
            was conducting a screen of the task force's left front and flank,
            with the task force in a hasty defense.. During the action, an M3
            cavalry fighting Vehicle was hit by 25mm fire and the T-72 was
            destroyed by a TOW missile.
            B. KNOWLEDGE OF MMMY SITUATION A-@M CERTAINTY OF THAT INFORMATION:
            Knowledge of the enemy situation was vague. However,.-we believed
            'that current contact indicated that the brigade was opposing at
            least a battalion-size enemy force in dett-ngive positions.

          -C, -TERRAIN AND ENVIRONMMUAL-CONDITIONS-PRECIPITATIONt DUST      t SMOKE,
            LIGHT CONDITIONS, DATE, TIME, ETC: The terrain was generally flat
            desert with numerous wadis and some hills. The action took place in
            a rocky, hilly area at approximately 1910 during the hours of
            darkness. Smoke and-dust were in the air, but did not obscure
            optics. Moonlight was 95%.,_but the sky was overcast with some
            ambient light.

            D. DYNAMICS OF INTERACTION: A T-72 tank with infantry riding        on'
          ---tc)p---apl5eared suddenly from behind a small rise at a range of
            approximately 300 iieters and drove directly toward two Scout E31s.
            This precipitated the engagement.

            E. RANGE OF ENGAGEMENT: The Bradleywas struck in -the xear':from'an
            unknown range. See enclosure I for shot lines.

            P. SENSOR INFORMATION-SYSTEM USED: The vehicle that fired on the
            Bradley was not determined. -The damaged vehicle was narked on the
            rear and sides with an inverted "V" and special thermal tape. The
            T-72 was simultaneously detected with AN-PVS 7 night vision goggles
            and the M31s thermal sight.
            G. TYPE OF MUNITION FIFEDL TY]@E.OF AMMITION CAUSING U.S. BATTLE
            DAMAGE: 25= A=or Piercing :fragments were removed from the turret,
            xadiator, and turbo charger of -the Mradley.

            E. RESULTS OF ENGAGEbMNTt INCLUDING BULL DAYAGET COMPONENT DAMAGE,
            FIRE AND SPALL DAMAGE, WERE TEERB KMTIPLE VEHICLES DAMAGED ON THE
            SAXE ENGAGEMENT?: The rear of the M3 was pierced Jm three
            locations, the turret in three locations, and the left side was
            creased. Additional rounds 3nay have entered the-crew compartment as
            the rea4 door opened. Debris Inside indicated that striki2ig rounds
            caused some spall damage. Secondary explosions from 7.62mi@ and 25mm
            rounds damaged the crew compartment. No-fire was evident.:; The -
            vehicle's engine would not start, the fire-coxitrol system suffered
            damage rendering the missile and 9-un systems inoperative, and the
            turret would only partially traverse. See-enclosure 1.






                                    13ATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
                                          18 JUNE 1991
            EQsl 4/32  Armor                                     JL @.0

            A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION a        TICAL SITUATION: On the evening of 26
            February 1991 TF 4-32 ;r2@@Scout Platoon encountered an Iraqi
            T-72 tank with mounted and dismounted infantry. The scout platoon
            was conducting a screen of the task force's left front and flank,
            with the task force in a hasty defense.. During the action, an M3
            cavalry fighting Vehicle was hit by 25mm fire and the T-72 was
            destroyed by a TOW missile.
            B. KNOWLEDGE OF MMMY SITUATION A-@M CERTAINTY OF THAT INFORMATION:
            Knowledge of the enemy situation was vague. However,.-we believed
            'that current contact indicated that the brigade was opposing at
            least a battalion-size enemy force in dett-ngive positions.

          -C, -TERRAIN AND ENVIRONMMUAL-CONDITIONS-PRECIPITATIONt DUST      t SMOKE,
            LIGHT CONDITIONS, DATE, TIME, ETC: The terrain was generally flat
            desert with numerous wadis and some hills. The action took place in
            a rocky, hilly area at approximately 1910 during the hours of
            darkness. Smoke and-dust were in the air, but did not obscure
            optics. Moonlight was 95%.,_but the sky was overcast with some
            ambient light.

            D. DYNAMICS OF INTERACTION: A T-72 tank with infantry riding        on'
          ---tc)p---apl5eared suddenly from behind a small rise at a range of
            approximately 300 iieters and drove directly toward two Scout E31s.
            This precipitated the engagement.

            E. RANGE OF ENGAGEMENT: The Bradleywas struck in -the xear':from'an
            unknown range. See enclosure I for shot lines.

            P. SENSOR INFORMATION-SYSTEM USED: The vehicle that fired on the
            Bradley was not determined. -The damaged vehicle was narked on the
            rear and sides with an inverted "V" and special thermal tape. The
            T-72 was simultaneously detected with AN-PVS 7 night vision goggles
            and the M31s thermal sight.
            G. TYPE OF MUNITION FIFEDL TY]@E.OF AMMITION CAUSING U.S. BATTLE
            DAMAGE: 25= A=or Piercing :fragments were removed from the turret,
            xadiator, and turbo charger of -the Mradley.

            E. RESULTS OF ENGAGEbMNTt INCLUDING BULL DAYAGET COMPONENT DAMAGE,
            FIRE AND SPALL DAMAGE, WERE TEERB KMTIPLE VEHICLES DAMAGED ON THE
            SAXE ENGAGEMENT?: The rear of the M3 was pierced Jm three
            locations, the turret in three locations, and the left side was
            creased. Additional rounds 3nay have entered the-crew compartment as
            the rea4 door opened. Debris Inside indicated that striki2ig rounds
            caused some spall damage. Secondary explosions from 7.62mi@ and 25mm
            rounds damaged the crew compartment. No-fire was evident.:; The -
            vehicle's engine would not start, the fire-coxitrol system suffered
            damage rendering the missile and 9-un systems inoperative, and the
            turret would only partially traverse. See-enclosure 1.

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