Anyone who has learned how to shoot has learned that there’s nothing more difficult than shooting moving targets. From a prone position with a rifle, to shooting with a handgun, to shooting at moving targets from a tank, it’s a task that requires the mastery of several elements and the coordination of many more. It is no small task.
Enter the Sullivan Cup, a demanding world-class event that rigorously tests U.S. Army Soldiers, U.S. Marines, and International Partners in tank crew maneuver, sustainment, and gunnery skills. Held at Fort Benning, Georgia by the Maneuver Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Armor School, and the 194th Armored Brigade, the competition is an extremely physically and mentally challenging series of exercises to determined name the best tank crew. Here we bring you footage of U.S. M1 Abrams main battle tanks while shooting tracer and non tracer shells at moving targets during the 2016 Sullivan Cup Best Tank Crew Competition.
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