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Mine removal or a way to gently remove dissenters from the tracks?
Too much extra junk will ruin your gallons per mile fuel useage and your top speed.
The crews that operate these are considered the only people on earth properly prepared for raising teenaged daughters.
The two little rollers on the chain just seem so… dainty.
Ok so I peruse this site on a near daily basis but have yet to comment on anything (mainly because a lot of the tech on this site may be old but is new to me) However this technology i can add some clarification to.
This is an Abrams M1A2 main battle tank fitted with an Anti tank mine device. The main rollers on either side of the track have "ribs" on them so that they perforate any top soil that may have settled over an anti-tank mine. Also it decreased the surface area of the roller so that it has the ability to detonate the mine instead of rolling right over it. (An anti tank mine takes 230lbs… give or take to detonate).
The dainty little rollers in between the tacks are for both trip wires and tilt rods. For those of you that aren't military tech savvy, anti tank mines can be set up to detonate with the pressure plate or a device called a tilt rod can be screwed into the top of the mine. This is a long aluminum rod usually about 3 feet, that has a spring loaded firing mechanism in the base. This rod screws directly into the fuse well of the mine. Once the rod is tilted beyond 30 degrees the spring snaps and fires what is essentially a 210 shotgun primer into the fuse well detonating the main charge. Tilt rods are mainly used in fields and areas with longer grass as they are very difficult to spot (especially when painted to blend in) and they are very very effective when detonated as the bottom of the tank is flat and the armor is very thin.
And that is my two cents…
actually the tank shown is an M1A1HC, the lack of a CITV shows it is NOT an M1A2