|Looking beyond the berm Babayev could see a flat dry area that sloped down to a palm grove surrounded by
some irrigation ditches with a scattering of buildings, but he could not spot any enemy through the heat haze
that shimmered in the distance. A flash appeared to the side of one of the distant buildings, quickly followed by
a thud as a cloud of dust and debris obscured Babayev’s view. Lieutenant Korotkin ducked down and slammed
his hatch shut.
“Tank, third building on left, engage!” he ordered.
“Anti-tank,” Babayev yelled at his loaded and was rewarded with a 115mm round immediately slammed into the breach. He lined up the area where he had seen the flash with his laser rangefinder, 1200 metres. He made adjustments and fired his round. A flash and cloud of dust greeted his round. As he watched half the building collapsed to the ground and a tank backed out from behind it.
“Anti-tank,” he asked his loader and another round was loaded.
“This time we get him Gadzhi,” yelled the Lieutenant.
Babayev had already fired the second round.