15.5.2013 Idlib, Syria
The sequence when the guy jumps into frame right after the missile passes over his head is Legend, wait for it,
During the on-going assault on the military airport, a fsa T-55 is ready to attack. Cameraman leaves his camera fixated on the tank before it is supposed to shoot.
Suddenly you start hearing a whistling sound and at 1:13.0 - 1:13.2 [My screenshot is from 1:13.1] there is a projectile incoming that almost hit the cameraman (who jumps down after it passed over) and the tank.
They quickly take a shot with the tank before moving it from the compromised position.
First video is my cut-down version so you dont have to waste your time but the original is below so there is no question that i did not edit it.
Great comment by @derrickkolba deserves a mention about "how can you miss a tank"
"t55 Length 6.45 m
Width 3.37 m
Height 2.40 m
now look at the size of a Humvee for comparison
Length 15 ft (4.57 m), wheelbase 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Width 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Height 6 ft (1.83 m), reducible to 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
as you can see its not very big and you don't know how far away the gunner was on that missile + he was behind a dirt mound that lowers his profile even more."
the un-edited version
Tags: Syria, Idlib, fsa, T-55, incoming, RPG, assault, compromised position, tank shell, fear, almost dead
Location: Idlib, Idlib Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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