|ASLAV 25s from A Company, 1st Platoon, taking positions east of the town and oriented towards objective TIGER.
|One of the tank platoons, racing towards the town.
|I ordered the two tank platoons to move directly towards objective TIGER. By the time the second tank platoon is crossing the town at full speed, the first serious threat shows up on the south flank (red icons).
|The second tank platoon in the reverse slope of objective TIGER. Yes, I have completely ignored the south flank for the time being and moved into the objective area with the tanks.
|Three infantry squads are ordered to dismount from their ASLAV PCs and to move forward, near the tanks. The ASLAVs are left behind, near the boundaries of the town.
|Before the infantry makes it up the objective hill, enemy BMPs are engaged and destroyed by the tanks.
|The crest of the hill at objective TIGER lights up with multiple enemy contacts, including T-80s. At close range, the two Australian tank platoons destroy every single one of the enemy vehicles.
|The enemy vehicle, a light armored wheeled reconnaissance one, is found and engaged immediately. The range is almost a stone throw.
|The enemy fires back and there goes our suspension. Fire, fire, fire ...
|Luckily, the enemy vehicle is destroyed. An ASLAV CS is called up to do the needed repairs to the suspension. That's a 35 minutes work!
|A couple of kilometers north, objective TIGER is almost secure. Infantry moves in, supported by tanks.
|Scenes of unspeakable destruction at the objective. That's an enemy T-80, destroyed by one of our tanks.
|The cleanup at the objective is slow but thorough. Only the M1 tanks are used for combing the area. There is little left of the enemy.
|The southern side of the objective witnessed some very close range shootouts. Fortunately, almost all of the targets found were already immobilized.
|This must be the closest range I ever shot anything from an M1 tank in combat.
|The fields of fire from objective TIGER are fantastic. In the background, the valley the enemy will likely use for its advance.