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To: Cannoneer No. 4
All those "fatboys" are very nice, but if you read Robert Kaplan's "Imperial Grunts", a penetrating look inside the Special Forces community, they will pick the Toyota Land Cruiser over the HumVee.

The HumVee is too wide to get through the streets and alleys of the Afghanistan villages in the highlands. In one raid - the Americans traveled to the outskirts of town in Hum's and then transfered to the Afghan Forces Toyotas for the actual raid on a Taliban outpost in town. The Hum's couldn't get there!

I'll repost this with a page reference later!

Anyone have similar comments from cities in Iraq??

6 posted on 03/29/2006 10:02:19 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: HardStarboard; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; coteblanche; Ryle; albertabound; ...

The Canadians could have had humvees. The chose G-Wagons.

9 posted on 03/29/2006 10:14:50 PM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Our enemies act on ecstatic revelations from their god. We act on the advice of lawyers.)
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To: HardStarboard

The US Rangers have already done this. The Humvee was too big, cumbersome and slow for special forces missions so they bought Land Rover Defenders for the role, very similar to the legendary 'pink panthers' used for decades by the SAS.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:US_Rangers_Land_Rover_Defender.jpg


24 posted on 03/30/2006 5:11:01 AM PST by Vectorian
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