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Song Parodies -> "Mahmia"

Original Song Title:

"Maria (Nuns)"

Original Performer:

Sound of Music Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

A new modified tank has been spotted in Syria called the T-72M1 Mahmia meaning "shielded." It has undergone transformation from 2014-2017 three times. The mods include composite spaced armor around the turret and cages of slat armor overlaid on both the turret and hull. Israeli chain and ball armor also added to the cages and front extended urban combat bumpers. Highly effective against RPG 29s, the huge tank with 10-14 tons of added armor is still vunerable to aircraft bombs and missiles, IEDs, and ATGMs by ISIS and Rebels. But it is far better than the groups of older T-72s, T-62s, and even T-55s!
2014 to 2017, T-72 major repairs
Nothing ever seemed to last, but then upgrades appeared
West called it Adra (Enigma) but Mahmia was made there!*
For low budget, not that shabby

Box-like rings of metal, slat armor, more steel
Composite spaced armor, ball & chains for real?
I hate to have to say it, but it deflects RPGs and makes the crews so happy!

The "Caged Beasts" are meant to last
Yet they are not so fast**

How do you solve a problem like Mahmia?
How do you hit it and bring it down?
How do you defeat the shielded Mahmia?
ATGM? IED? Top attack down?

It was first deployed to Jobar
Two were lost to ATGMs
But RPGs blew away and rockets did not prey
More sent to other Rebel-held land

Oh, how do you solve a problem like the Mahmia?
In combat, in areas of rubble that's urban?

Third generation used, extended bumpers make it huge
Sometimes with a scoop or ram
Unpredictable Syrian tiger, looks like a huge monster
It is startling! It's demoralizing! But it still can
... be destroyed or abandoned...

Through the rubble it's the best, can destroy the Rebel nests
Out the main gun a wire-haired missile to hurl
Monster of metal! Cages gone wild! Protection zeal! Assad does smile!
It's an enigma! It's a hulk! It's unreal!

To the Western observers!


It was first deployed to Jobar
Two were lost to ATGMs
But RPGs blew away and rockets did not prey
More sent to other Rebel-held land

East Ghouta, Aleppo...

Oh, how do you solve a problem like the Mahmia?
Try to find a TOW 2 ATGM!!!
* Adra, Syria in workshops
** The added armor weight has slowed it down significantly

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Rob Arndt - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Erwin Abrams, D.D.S. - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
The image you referenced is a Photo Shop fraud. Such a contraption violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics. There is no Mahmia. Perhaps you are referring to the Italian super tank the Mama Mia, which is powered by enriched SS*. You have not only tried to dupe us, but your pacing is rotten.

* Semolina Spaghetti
Creighton - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
^ Are you serious? Actually, the photo shows a Lego model of a kid's idea of a tank. Shameful ruse.
Rob Arndt - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
If I grabbed the wrong image, I apologise. I was looking for an overhead shot to show size. But anyone can simply Google for the tank. Lots of refs out there under Mahmia or Adra. Sorta like this one:
Satisfied, you clueless A-holes?

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