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.