On the way to Bagdad a US Abrams tank battalion awaits for refuelling in the banks of the Euphrates.
The Abrams MBT showed up again in the Gulf in its newer M1A2 version during operation Iraqi Freedom, the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The 120mm gun was now standard and a number of panels were trying to avoid the deadly friendly fire which caused most of the casualties in 1990-91. Also an improved fire control system and the System Enhancement Package (SEP) could be seen.
Another striking characteristic of US armoured units we could see from the TV was the mixture of different camouflage schemes, from the full desert tan to the european schemes. In fact the fight was now much up north in Iraqi cities and lakes and its greener surroundings so the mixture worked quite well.
But that can't be Abram's tanks fault but that fault is more on the US petrol thirsty politicians.
Saddam's airforce dream... may be if he had not buried many of its aircraft under tons of sand.