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Did they use the M1 much for crowd control/security?  Almost all of the pictures I saw in the media were M60 tanks.

 

Kind of.

 

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^last one is more of military defense than civil defense though. It's a small military base.

 

Had more of these on my PC, but can't access it atm.

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Singular is Freccia, plural would be Frecce going by regular grammar, but I don't know if a vehicle name gets changed like that or it it remains Freccia   Have some Ariete - Centauro II mix

I didn't say anything about penetration either.     See?  That's what I said.  I never claimed that HESH is impotent because it cannot penetrate.  I am saying HESH is impotent because

I'm anxiously waiting for the Turkey's K2-derived Altay to have all these teething problems which will be denied with as much vigor as the Indians defend the Arjun. 

Radars (on mantlet top part)?

The left unit is a rather large muzzle reference sensor. Supposedly it is more than just that.

I suspect the right unit is a radar system relating to the fire restriction system. If the tank has a limited-to-no chance of impacting the target, the gunner is overridden by the tank. It's probably there to map the enemy tank and its location.

The defense radars are on the side turret cheeks.

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