Mike E wrote:Typically I would look deeper into this, but... There are many sources saying that this event did occur, and that "tank-net" thread is full of crap. Not only that, but there are reports of T-90's sustaining similar damage in Chechnya and Georgia among others.
"Full of crap" - Notice how they only mention it in a couple comments, and that they quickly changed the subject to something else. Had they had a thread on the subject, and/or provided actual sorces, it would be much more believable. One or two people's opinions doesn't equal the truth, as in this case.
Also, please provide the source of " confirmed by website author himself (he since long ago no longer updates the site)".
T-90 wasn't in Chechnya it was a T-72 version probably S version intended for export and in Georgia no newer tank than T-72 were used, not that anything new would be needed for Georgia.
I just did. He stopped updating that site a long time ago.
Well, not really a reason to put his concerns about the report on a forum instead of his own website, i mean he still pays for it every year like any other person that runs a website for whatever purposes and that is also the point that does not make it 100% clear if it is even his account and he did not stated any statements what exactly his concerns are based on, i can surely understand which points in the report could bring concerns up but so far even he did not confirm it to be a hoax.