Via Theo Spark: Video: TOW vs Tank (T-72)Top attack is attractive because that’s where3 the armor is thinnest on a tank. The TOW 2B uses two explosively formed penetrators to breach the tank’s armor. You’ll notice in the slow-mo, the missiles explosion is actually pretty small. The big explosion is from inside the tank. The T-72 uses and auto-loader for the main gun, and the ammo is stored in an open carousel on the floor of the turret. Set off just one little bit of that ammo, and the result is the “flying frying pan” you see here.