BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – ISIS media has released a video showing an Islamic State anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) team carrying out a strike against an M1 Abrams tank of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the area of Tal Afar.
As can be seen in the footage below, the jihadist ATGM teams scores a direct hit on the frontal turret armor of the Abrams tank with what appears to be an 9M113 Konkurs system.
It is most likely the case that the ATGM did not penetrate the American-built tank’s armor due to the exceptional thickness (even in downgraded models) of its frontal turret plate.
However, where the danger stands is with the two crew members on the outside of the M1 at the moment of the missile strike (clearly seen in the video). These men would undoubtedly have been injured, possibly even killed, by resulting fire and splash effect of the impact.