Friday, February 12, 2010

USMC ABVs look like something out of Mad Max

The U.S. Marines are using Assault Breacher Vehicles (ABVs) in the February 2010 Operation Moshtarak against the Taliban in Marjah. The Assault Breacher Vehicles are a powerful tanks equipped with a 15-foot wide plow that digs up the ground to clear out planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The tanks carry more than 5,000 pound of explosives that can be launched ahead of the tank's path to detonate IEDs off in the distance.

From: Mahalo's page on Assault Breacher Vehicles


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