tankbuster


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tankbuster

(ˈtæŋkˌbʌstə)
n
(Military) slang an aircraft, missile, etc designed to destroy tanks
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Their Warrior armoured troop carrier was blasted by an American F10 Tankbuster in the Iraqi desert.
It was on February 26, 1991, when their Warrior armoured troop carrier was blasted by an American F10 Tankbuster in the Iraqi desert.
A US tankbuster plane blasted a vehicle carrying the 25-year-old Household Cavalry after the pilots mistook the British convoy for Iraqis.
But he directed two A10 tankbuster planes to enemy positions - and then called in helicopters to evacuate his stricken comrades.
She had previously been refused access to the classified footage, which shows Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull's convoy being hit by an American A-10 tankbuster aircraft near Basra in southern Iraq on March 28, 2003.
One A-10 Warthog tankbuster plane was the only air support for the advance, loosing large-caliber cannon rounds on enemy positions near the tanks.
Matty Hull of The Blues and Royals, Household Cavalry, dies when a US A- 10 Tankbuster swoops to attack his armoured vehicle.
An exception to this rule, however, is the AH-64 Apache, the Army's hi-tech tankbuster, which uses forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors as its principal night vision technology.
An American A-10 tankbuster attack plane killed Lance Corporal Matty Hull by firing on his vehicle near Basra in the first week of the 2003 invasion.
ANNE Leech's son Kevin was killed alongside two other North East fusiliers, Richard Gillespie and Paul Atkinson, when their Warrior armoured troop carrier was blown up in a 'friendly fire' tragedy by an American F10 Tankbuster in 1991.
The tape, leaked to a newspaper, shows the moment Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull's convoy was hit by an American A-10 tankbuster.
In fact the tape, understood to be a flight data recording taken from one of the two A-10 tankbuster planes that twice opened fire on the Household Cavalry Regiment troop in March 2003, arrived unexpectedly at Oxford Coroner's Court on Wednesday morning.