Battle of 73 Easting. Described as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century," this decisive, Feb 1991, battle of Operation Desert Storm was named after a map coordinate.  Four squadrons of the US Second Armored Cavalry Regiment fought elements of two Iraqi armored brigades.  US forces were outnumbered, but had better equipment, training, and access to air and artillery support. The four cavalry troops destroyed 160 tanks and 180 APCs for the loss of one Bradley IFV (lost to friendly…

Battle of 73 Easting. Described as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century," this decisive, Feb 1991, battle of Operation Desert Storm was named after a map coordinate. Four squadrons of the US Second Armored Cavalry Regiment fought elements of two Iraqi armored brigades. US forces were outnumbered, but had better equipment, training, and access to air and artillery support. The four cavalry troops destroyed 160 tanks and 180 APCs for the loss of one Bradley IFV (lost to friendly…

Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting

Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting (Paperback)

The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting

The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting (Hardcover)

The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting

United States armored forces at the decisive tank Battle of 73 Easting, 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War

United States armored forces at the decisive tank Battle of 73 Easting, 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War

Greatest Tank Battles - Season 1 - Episode 1 - The Battle of 73 Easting

Greatest Tank Battles - Season 1 - Episode 1 - The Battle of 73 Easting

TIL "the last great tank battle of the 20th century" took place in the middle of nowhere in the Iraqi desert. Since there were no nearby towns or landmarks the Battle of 73 Easting had to be named after its map coordinates.

TIL "the last great tank battle of the 20th century" took place in the middle of nowhere in the Iraqi desert. Since there were no nearby towns or landmarks the Battle of 73 Easting had to be named after its map coordinates.

Bradley IFV burns after being hit by Iraqi T-72 tank fire during the Battle of 73 Easting.

Bradley IFV burns after being hit by Iraqi T-72 tank fire during the Battle of 73 Easting.

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