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  •  Re: Stryker and M-118 (2+ / 0-)
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    Quicklund, yaque

    fast and fairly IED proof.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Mon May 09, 2011 at 02:22:12 PM PDT

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    •  There are also a lot of MRAPs (I think that's the (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, yaque

      acronym for ) mine resistant personnel carriers being used now. HMMVs weren't intended as armored vehicles. They were to be used pretty much the same as jeeps- hence no armor. They were designed for a different environment than one in which IEDs were the main threat.

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