Battle of 73 Easting. Described as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century," this decisive, Feb 1991, battle of Operation Desert Storm was named after a map coordinate.  Four squadrons of the US Second Armored Cavalry Regiment fought elements of two Iraqi armored brigades.  US forces were outnumbered, but had better equipment, training, and access to air and artillery support. The four cavalry troops destroyed 160 tanks and 180 APCs for the loss of one Bradley IFV (lost to friendly…

An Iraqi Type 69 tank burns after an attack by the United Kingdom Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm, February 1991

Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting

Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting Used Book in Good Condition

TIL "the last great tank battle of the 20th century" took place in the middle of nowhere in the Iraqi desert. Since there were no nearby towns or landmarks the Battle of 73 Easting had to be named after its map coordinates.

TIL "the last great tank battle of the century" took place in the middle of nowhere in the Iraqi desert. Since there were no nearby towns or landmarks, the Battle of 73 Easting had to be named after its map coordinates.

M1 Abrams  Battle of 73 Easting, Gulf War 1991

An US Abrams Battle Tank rolls over an IED, but no one is hurt! Thank god for the Abrams .

United States armored forces at the decisive tank Battle of 73 Easting, 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War

United States armored forces at the decisive tank Battle of 73 Easting, 26 February during the Gulf War

Battle of 73 Easting

Battle of 73 Easting

The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting

The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting by Mike Guardia

Iraq Forces - Salah Aboud Mahmoud (born 1950) is a former Iraqi Army general. Salah took part in battle with coalition forces to take control of the Saudi Arabian city of Khafji. Mahmoud also took part in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, along with the tank battle of 73 Easting. He was later governor of Dhi Qar Province.

Iraq Forces - Salah Aboud Mahmoud (born 1950) is a former Iraqi Army general. Salah took part in battle with coalition forces to take control of the Saudi Arabian city of Khafji. Mahmoud also took part in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, along with the tank battle of 73 Easting. He was later governor of Dhi Qar Province.

Bradley IFV burns after being hit by Iraqi T-72 tank fire during the Battle of 73 Easting.

IFV Bradley shattered by Iraqi tank fire, Feb 26

Battle of 73 Easting. Described as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century," this decisive, Feb 1991, battle of Operation Desert Storm was named after a map coordinate. Four squadrons of the US Second Armored Cavalry Regiment fought elements of two Iraqi armored brigades. US forces were outnumbered, but had better equipment, training, and access to air and artillery support. The four cavalry troops destroyed 160 tanks and 180 APCs for the loss of one Bradley IFV (lost to friendly…

Battle of 73 Easting. Described as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century," this decisive, Feb 1991, battle of Operation Desert Storm was named after a map coordinate. Four squadrons of the US Second Armored Cavalry Regiment fought elements of two Iraqi armored brigades. US forces were outnumbered, but had better equipment, training, and access to air and artillery support. The four cavalry troops destroyed 160 tanks and 180 APCs for the loss of one Bradley IFV (lost to friendly…

Operation Desert Storm. The Gulf War (8/2/1990 – 2/28/1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (8/2/1990 – 1/17/1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (1/17/1991 – 2/28/1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. (V)

Operation Desert Storm. The Gulf War (8/2/1990 – 2/28/1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (8/2/1990 – 1/17/1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (1/17/1991 – 2/28/1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. (V)

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