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Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
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Posted: 5/6/2003 10:35:48 AM EDT
Looking at the film footage from Iraq I keep seeing M1's with a square thing on the side of the tank that looks like slats or siding. I know that's not a very technical description but that's what it looks like. What are they?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:40:36 AM EDT
I could be mistaken, but I believe it is reactive armor. If something like an RPG hits it, it blows up and blasts the incoming missile away from the tank.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:41:57 AM EDT
no, i dont have one

yes, i do want one
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:42:16 AM EDT
IFF device

something to do with infrared
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:00:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:00:43 AM EDT
You will see it on other vehicles. It is a device to signal others on your side that you are a friendly. It is cooler than the rest of the tank. When a attack helo comes in it will see the sqaure in the thermo image.

That is a guess on my part.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:00:57 AM EDT
That would be the Dilithium Crystal containment field generator. [:D]

Edited to say:

The DCCFG for you military types. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:03:10 AM EDT
Now I gotta put one on my tactical Camaro.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:04:20 AM EDT
Ask we where they are manufactured?

They are manufactured in Lima Ohio, 30 miles from my house [;)]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:20:51 PM EDT
Anyone have any idea what the tape markings are on the turret flanks on either side of the main gun?

Maybe, a "don't put stuff here" warning?? What reason though??

I'm really asking, no one seems to know, so all of the tankers, please come out of the woodwork and stop reading the "kellyr" thread and answer us right quick.

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