So far, you've seen a few pictures of vehicles, but mainly of things and people. This is to rectify that!
|Barely Legal||My tank. 1-1.|
|Decoration||A man's gotta decorate his tank|
|Fast tank||Nice shot of loading the HETs in Kuwait|
|Guard Duty||1-4G mans the loader's MG while 1-4L stretches his legs. Blue tank in background|
|COP Tampa||The 1-4 tank takes up a guard position in
front of COP Tampa.
This was the site of a battle against 40+ insurgents the week before so they were happy to have a tank around.
|1-4 in Mosul||One of the best piccies I took all year.
The white light on the mantlet was a good idea, but nobody could figure out how to wire it, so we never got it to work.
|Evening Mission||Tank drives off into the sunset...|
|At the Oasis||There were a few clumps of trees in the
We called them Oasis, because they provided shade from the heat.
|Panther 2||Two in Iraq, we got to play with one for a month after the TF hit so many mines.|
|TIS View||Tanks seen through the TIS|
|Cross Country||Cross-country maneuvering at Mosul|
|API||Our standard round for the .50 cal|
|Smile!||Taking a pic of us taking a pic of them. The 1-3 tank.|
|1-4 with APU||Taken early in the deployment before we ditched the APUs.|
|1-4 on Tampa||1-4 tank midway through the year.|
|1-1 at COP Tampa||Barely Legal from above. You can see we came with spare tyres.|
|The BFT Antenna||For any modellers that want a good pic of the thing. As mounted on my tank.|
|BFT TC's Station||Very useful piece of kit.
Keyboard was badly placed though, only used as an emergency backup if the touchscreen failed
|At the Office||Gunner and TC inside the tank.|
|Providing a service||Local Fauna|
|Blue Tank||Early in the year.|
|Another of the same||Interesting how the dust affected the delineation between the colours.|
|Guard duty at Crazyhorse||In addition to the patrols, we also had 8-hour shifts guarding the place. Long days.|
|Random shot||Taken at ING checkpoint.|
|Turret||Near Ali Basr|
|Dusty!||Pretty decent pic, that one.|
|Dust trails||We turned the dirt roads in the area into powder. Locals weren't too happy.|
|What the driver sees||Not much, as you can see.|
|Fording||Tanks and "Lunchbox" (The M113) go paddling.|
|1-2 in Mosul||This is another I've seen making the rounds of the Internet. 1-2 tank, that's 1-2G waving at us.|
|Waiting patiently||Barely Legal waits as 1-4 has tea.|
|1-2 still in Mosul||Toward the end of our stay.|
|At the Market||Another shot of 1-2 at the market.|
|Looks like Germany||Another shot of 1-1 outside SW Mosul|
|Outside Mosul||Just driving around...|
|On Patrol||1-4 leads a patrol in Eastern Mosul.|
|Also in Mosul||1-2 here.|
|Heavy Metal in Mosul||For better or worse, we did a bit of tank-only patrols, with an M113 along to carry the interpreter and medic.|
|Make my day!||For whatever reason, they usally left us tanks alone. Can't imagine why.|
|At Night||As seen through image intensifier.|
|Barely Legal again||A rare shot of my tank in the field|
|Busta Nut's Moment of Fame||Another DA photo I've seen doing the
rounds, 1-3 returns from a raid.
This was a replacement tank, we hadn't sprayed on the bumper numbers yet.
|White 2||2-2 comes out the Anaconda North Gate.|
|Commuting around Anaconda||You won't believe the amount of people that don't give tanks the space they deserve when taking this ring road.|
|Action Right!||Small arms came from the right|
|And this was behind me||Gotta admit, it takes some guts to take a pot shot at most of a tank company.|
|1-2 in Mosul||Taken shortly after our arrival in Mosul|
|On Patrol at Anaconda||The little bridges were nearly demolished by our tanks, but they held.|
|Now -that's- hull-down!||Can you see the tank in this picture?|
|Mosul Turret||1-2's just the right height in Mosul.|
|Next stop 2nd floor!||Busta Nut (1-3) climbing an embankment|
|Another famous pic||Yet another picture I've seen on various websites, 1-4 on patrol near Anaconda.|
|Long gun||Interesting effect on this shot of 1-4.|
|At Ali Basr||Excellent shot of 1-4 and a HMMWV in Ali Basr.|
|Watch the rubbish!||1-2 in a not-so-clean part of Mosul|
|Wave!||A White TC greets us.|
|Nice helmet||2-1G's colourful and patriotic design.|
|2-1||Back in those days 1-1 didn't like to ride tanks (Being a cav man), so 1-1G got some TC time.|
|Another passing shot||Looks like 2-3 tank, not sure who's in it.|
|White 3||Formerly 1-1G, 2-3 waves as we pass near Anaconda on a borrowed tank|
|BFT M1114||Yours Truly and his BFT-equipped M1114 (B1-5)|
|Is it an APC?||No!! It's a Hummer. Slightly overloaded M1114|
|Blue Convertible||No shade on hot days, but you can see out of it. B3-1 commands|
|White Hummer||Please note, per the Army, this is a fully armoured vehicle. (It has received the Level II armour kit)|
|B1-5||1-1G on my M1114. Due to a disagreement with the
Engineers, we had over a dozen armour symbols sprayed on it.
The darker square patches are where the Engineers had sprayed their castle insignia.
|B1-5 Arrives||Who says HMMWVs in theater are never clean. Look, it still has the wrappers on it!|
|White M1114||On the way to open a school. This school opening took two tank platoons as security!|
|The Other One||Actually, I think it could be the BC's vehicle.|
|Field CP||During our in-the-field field training exercise. (Really)|
|Bradley||C/2-2IN Brad at FOB Marez|
|Last M2||C/2-2IN M2A2ODS at the tail end of a column|
|M113 Ambulance||Returning from raid near Anaconda|
|M113s||M113s and 5-tons return from the same raid.
We were short on PCs, even the FIST-V was brought out!
|Ft Lewis Stryker||Inside a new Stryker at Ft Lewis. FBCB2 is visible way at the front|
|ICV||Rear quarter shot|
|Strykers and Tank||Stryker ATs supported by 1-2|
|Stryker at Tampa||Top Views.
The crater left by the truck bomb is visible in the second shot in front of the Stryker.
|Styker ATs on patrol||All these Strykers are 1-24IN, by the way|