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02-12-10, 05:56 PM #1
Marines Push 'The Breacher' Against Taliban Lines
In comes "The Joker."
That's the nickname given by the crew to one of the 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long Assault Breacher Vehicles. Fitted with a plow and nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of explosives, the Breachers, as they are commonly known, are the Marines Corps' answer to the deadliest threat facing NATO troops in Afghanistan: thousands of land mines and roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices, that litter the Afghan landscape.
The Breachers, metal monsters that look like a tank with a cannon, carry a 15-foot (4.5-meter) -wide plow supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt, digging a safety lane through the numerous minefields laid by the Taliban.
If there are too many mines, the Breachers can fire rockets carrying high-grade C-4 explosive up to 150 yards (meters) forward, detonating the hidden bombs at a safe distance so that troops and vehicles can pass through safely.
Marines Push 'The Breacher' Against Taliban Lines - ABC NewsDo not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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02-12-10, 05:59 PM #2
That'll teach those schemers.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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02-12-10, 06:30 PM #3
(I suspect only Ringo fans will get that one.)I'm your huckleberry...
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I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
02-12-10, 06:36 PM #4
I get it!
Should send a copy of that book to the Marine inventer who thought this beast up.
Car 4I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!
02-12-10, 08:39 PM #5
But don't the Taliban know that the UN outlawed the use of mines?!?
02-13-10, 04:17 PM #6
A variation on a theme.There are few new ideas. does make you wonder why they havent been used for the whole operation. Still no suprise really our lads are poorly equipped and beg steal or borrow most kit. Usually from the US!the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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