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The new mine and IED detection vehicle and best protected in the world.

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posted on May, 24 2005 @ 12:47 PM


specs for this one

the soldiers call it the "Buffalo" its design to take on IEDs and car bombs, they aint getting enough of the vehicles. its pretty good vehicle and weird looking but since it does the job ill agree with it. lets see wat insurgents can do against this Buffalo

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 01:02 PM
Swisher called the vehicle, which operates with a six-man crew, “extremely survivable.”

“These vehicles have been hit several times -- small-arms fire, grenades, artillery shells, you name
it,” he said. “Everything’s happened to these vehicles. Windows have been shattered but not
compromised. Tires have all been deflated, gouges in the armor, exhaust system replaced.

“And no one inside the Buffalo has ever been hurt,” he added.

Brooks said soldiers are “extremely confident” in the protection the Buffalo provides. “The bottom
line is … they want to ride in this,” he said. “And they want find the IEDs and protect their fellow

as you can see the soldiers do definitely need to get more of these babies.

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 02:11 PM
the sloped sides and high position give very good protection against roadside bombs and anti-tank landmines.

You don't need very heavy armour if you design and build it right..

That said, you could take one out with modern anti-tank weaponry... but it's not designed to fight wars... but to clean up after them

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 04:49 PM
here is an audio of how troops in Iraq are now using the mine vehicles.

pretty creepy wen one IED is a fake to see how American soldiers are countering the weird looking vehicle.

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 06:30 PM
Wow we do need this vehicle in Iraq! Intresting find deltaboy.

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 07:45 PM

Originally posted by blue cell
Wow we do need this vehicle in Iraq! Intresting find deltaboy.

thanks blue cell

this vehicle is probably wat the military may do for all vehicles like replacing the hummer, i mean not dat big but like the cougar, etc.

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 11:30 PM
Nothing new about the Buffalo. South Africa designed and used them for 30+ years during their border wars. It is still a front line vehicle for the SADF.

Buffalo's are even better than the Stryker in terms of fighting agility, and ability to configure the vehicle for different mission requirments.

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