The question needs to be asked. Is situational awareness (optics, sensors, etc...) the most important factor in armored warfare now? Armor nuts (myself included) debate firepower, mobility, armor protection...wheels vs tracks...but we never debate vehicle sensors.
Check out the pics below and the video I posted earlier. We weren't there so we don't know but my bet is that those poor bastards didn't even know where they were taking fire from. If they had state of the art sensor systems then maybe they could have returned fire and gotten out of that killbox.
|The third vehicle in this tragic comedy zooms around the first two. This was the chance to assist his comrades but he was having none of that and simply unassed the area at high speed. I guess the thought was better "you than me".|
|The survivors of the crash realizes they're in deep doo-doo. I can't even imagine the conversations going on inside the vehicles at this time. The radio communication back to whatever HQ is probably laced with profanity. I'm sure prayers were said.|