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To: 91B
We shouldn't buy any military vehicles without at least some basic armoring.

HMMWV Mission Provide a common light tactical vehicle capability. Replaced the quarter-ton jeep, M718A1 ambulance, half-ton Mule, 1.25-ton Gamma Goat, and M792 ambulance.

I agree, that basic armor should be on all vehicles IF it can fit the mission type.

63 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:46 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

That's doctrine. Iraq is a non-doctrinal battlefield (so is Afghanistan and so was Somalia). Who cares what it was intended for-the real question is: what is it being used for? Buy the vehicle with steel plate and ballistic glass so that it resists small arms fire. If a better alternative exists (i.e. the South African vehicle with the v shaped hull) buy it instead. GIs are suffering because the HMMWV is a POS.


82 posted on 03/24/2006 4:10:22 AM PST by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal.)
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