The eighth image depicts the U.S.'s most effective weapons used in the Gulf War.
The M1A1 Abrams Tank was capable of making kills at ranges in excess of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). This range was crucial in combat against previous generation tanks of Soviet design in Desert Storm, as the effective range of the main gun in the Soviet/Iraqi tanks was less than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). This meant Abrams tanks could hit Iraqi tanks before the enemy got in range—a decisive advantage in this kind of combat.
The M1M 1 0 4 Patriot surface to air missile is the primary missile of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations. Patriot has been given the role of being the US Army's anti-ballistic missile system. The system is expected to stay in operation until at least 2040.