January 28, 2009

Marines force of 20,000 seen for Afghanistan

The marine-resistant ambush-protected trucks, or MRAPs, have not performed well off-road and Conway said the Marines would test a new version in the barren Afghan landscape that uses independent suspension instead of a heavy axle.

You state that MRAP stands for “marine-resistant ambush-protected”.

Are you kidding? How is a Marine going to use a Marine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle? Walk alongside it while some Army guys use it?

MRAP stands for “Mine Resistant Ambush Protected”.


A number of readers pointed this one out to us. We corrected: GBU Editor

A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Classification One vehicle demonstrates its off-road abilities in a water puddle at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland, in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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I don’t know…Marine resistant sounds like a good idea to me. Most Marines I know could break an anvil.

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