T-72 Faces Catastrophic Ammunition Malfunction During Firefight

first published on January 4, 2017 by

During a firefight with the Islamic State, an Iraqi Army T-72 encounters a catastrophic ammunition malfunction that almost kills the crew.

Close calls suck. They suck even worse when they’re caused by faulty equipment. In this video, an extremely old and dated Iraqi T-72 encounters a catastrophic malfunction with the ammunition they are using. The result is a massive cook-off that almost takes the life of every single crew member inside of the tank.

To make matters worse, the crew was actively engaging a Daesh threat when they encountered the problem. So not only are they now running for their lives, trying to evacuate the tank. They have inadvertently left their buddies hanging in the wind with no suppression.