IAmA USMC Tank Commander for a M1A1 Abrams. AMA!
Update: 8:53PM PST: Guys and Gals! I'm about done for tonight, but if you come up with more questions please ask away and I will answer tomorrow.
I was a Tank crewman for 6 years in the Marine corps Reserves. During that time I Drove (1 Year), Loaded (1 Year), Gunned (1 Year), and TCed (3 years) The tank commander is the main source of information on the Tank so feel free to ask me anything about the M1A1 Abrams, USMC, or military reserve life! I provided some pictures to spark some conversation or in case you have never seen the inside of a Tank before.
Video of a tank going from the defilade to the enfilade (defensive) and firing at a target. http://youtu.be/2vb4Hy4frEk
Video of the FEP thermal sight on the tank, with another tank shooting at targets on the range: http://youtu.be/V-gYBxHPO_Y