From the account of that attack (the Al-zarrar one) it took an RPG hit and 7 VBIEDS on motorbikes (suicide attacks). Hadn’t heard of the SPG-9s but if it took that too then it just further goes to show how tough that armor upgrade was, no wonder the composite block is gone, but it did its job just fine.That is a tough SOB then.
The Al Zarrar was lost in Swat, the story of how it happened is in this thread on both the first page from a media documentary and then on the second page from a member who claims to have been there (though I do not know wether he was actually there and there’s no way to prove it, so I would take that with a grain of salt). The most believable and likely the true one is from the Aaj TV doc in the first post, which describes the Suicide and RPG attacks on it.My question was that if anyone knew where this AZ was destroyed, forgot to put a question mark,sorry. Perhaps manstein can answer it with an interesting story.
There are also people in that thread saying that the tank was abandoned by the crew and then later blown up by one of our own Cobras so it wouldn’t be used by the Taliban, but judging by the type of damage done to it, that is highly unlikely and it doesn’t make sense either.