Turret Gunners Dream Come True – Insane Close Ambush Iraq

first published on December 15, 2015 by

Coalition troops in a convoy are suddenly ambushed, the driver doesn’t hesitate, neither does the turret gunner. They caught it all on camera. This is what happens when a superior force meets an extremely inferior one on the field of battle. Training, experience, equipment, and guts make a world of difference when it comes to winning and losing gunfights. The insurgents in this video were not prepared for what was about to happen to them.

Turret Ambush Insurgents

There’s nothing quite like that moment an ambush kicks off, and you’re the target. It’s adrenaline, fear, anger, and aggression all kicking in at once. The second this convoy is ambushed, they make the violence happen and turn the entire ambush in their favor. The insurgents thought they had a solid ambush set up, and that they were going to kill the infidels. Fortunately our boys were extremely aggressive, and decided today was not their day. Those Iraqi insurgents didn’t even know what hit them once the shooting started.

Coalition troops pushed into the ambush the second it kicked off. Not a moment of hesitation from a single person inside of the vehicle is seen once the shooting begins. They identify the threat, and the location the enemy is using. Then they attack forward into the ambush, utilizing speed, surprise, and violence of action. Once the turret gunner has the enemy square in his sights, he eliminates the threat by opening up at an extremely high rate of fire. This is a text book response to being involved in an ambush, and there is no better way to do it. Strong fire superiority will win almost 100% of ambushes. These guys prove it.

Turret Insurgent 2

There’s not a lot of grounded information available on this video, it is one we just stumbled across during our daily activities surfing for good combat footage. If anyone that was actually present for this ambush finds this post, please message the page. We would love to hear from you so that we can add much needed perspective to this incredible clip of combat footage. The only information that we can really gather from the video itself, is that this took place somewhere in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Outside of that, no real context is available.

That said, it goes without saying that these guys did an extremely good job handling this situation. The maneuvers that they conduct in this video are text book in every way. In fact, they did such an effective job that the insurgents have exactly zero seconds to respond to the counter-attack that is kicked off by the troops the second the ambush is initiated. It makes you wonder if moments of pure terror like this for the insurgency are what sparked such a huge shift towards IED initiated ambushes. Ambushes like that were probably the only time these small bands of insurgent fighters could find a way to gain the initial upper-hand in a firefight against such aggressive fighters.

Warning: Some graphic language may not be suitable for all viewers.

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