The backblast was shielded by the track, and you aimed the track where you wanted it.
Its rather ironic that Canada makes the dismal LAV-3/ Stryker armored car yet its Army choses to use upgraded M113 Gavin mtvls for dangerous duty in Afghanistan.
Army Weapons Hatches Mike Sparks writes: My favorite scene in the movie, The Dirty Dozen is at the end when Lee Marvin-himself a WW2 combat veteran-and his men are trying to escape with a German half-track as they all face enemy armored cars and pour.
"I knew he would do whatever he needed to do to get his guys home Harris said.Notice the extra front armor plate attached to the Gavin 's front.He "saw these camps as conveyor belts pushing radical Islamists through the official said, "that either went into the war against the Northern Alliance an Afghan force fighting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan or became sleeper cells in Germany, Spain, Britain, Italy, and here.Planners believed, the M113's size held an advantage over that of its replacement in the Army's inventory, the larger Bradley Fighting Vehicle.Army-and will be missed until the gloating is over-is that had we used 3D air-mech maneuver like we did when we parachuted troops and light tracked AFVs in Panama in 1989 when we quickly got Manuel Noriega-we could have surrounded Baghdad quickly before Saddam could.Click on picture for full-size version!So the right people are focused on the problem.
In the offense, atomic weapons could destroy major enemy concentrations while highly mobile infantry and armor forces could rapidly exploit deep into the enemy's position.Although the M40A2 has greater range and lethality, the M3 is light enough for easy dismounted use should the need arise.As the column lurched forward, buses and trucks unloaded Iraqi fighters.Dean (now Retired) in Bosnia used these bolts to attach unused ammo cans he wrote in the March/April issue.S.If Bush doesn't do this HE IS going TO GET fired IN november by the American people once the preventable casualties caused by Army negligence rises to over 1000 dead and 4000 wounded if current rates stay the same or get worse."We are at a historical breaking point like that which Colombia experienced from 1985 to 1990."Sir, there's one hell of a fight here Twitty told Perkins.
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