Number of Abrams tanks destroyed in Iraq
How many Abrams tanks were destroyed in Iraq?
It is important to know that 80 Abrams tanks were totally destroyed in Iraq. It is important to know that they had to be shipped back to the United States. Needless to say, 1,100 tanks used in Iraq have been struck by enemy fire, mostly with minor damage. Not too many people know that abandoned Abrams were purposely destroyed by friendly fire to prevent recovery of vehicle or technology. It is interesting to know that the military planned to close the M1 Abrams factory in Ohio from 2013 to 2016 to save over US$1 billion.