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To: SunTzuWu

I was pissed at the very existence of the HUMVEE. Heavy, thirsty and unprotected.

Also,the supposed most mobile mechanized military didn’t have one, zero, MRAP. Not even experimentally. Like as if mines didn’t chew up grunts in VN, and in every turd world conflict.

I would of gone even cheaper and more disposable with the n coastal ships( although it is nice the Navy noticed the majority of people live a near water, and ports and politics and stuff ) What are we saving all those Burke( ? ) Destroyers for, scrap?

It’s good to see them getting a touch more political and away from Blue Water sub hunting.

/bathtubadmiral off


18 posted on 01/09/2011 9:37:14 AM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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To: Leisler
"I was pissed at the very existence of the HUMVEE. Heavy, thirsty and unprotected."

LOL....the HMMWV was designed primarily as a replacement for the M151. As a Jeep fan, I have to admit that it does that job admirably, for the most part doing everything the very versatile Jeep did and more. It's precisely because the vehicle was so versatile and capable that bean-counters began to insist on its being used for all sorts of things it was never originally designed for.

If you think there have been a lot of casualties in the WOT because of inadequately armored Hummers, you can multiply the number by a factor of at least two or three had we still been using M151s.

33 posted on 01/09/2011 2:19:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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