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The Canadian Forces are also deploying tracked M113 armored personnel carriers, which offer much less complete protection but similar mobility benefits
The Panjwai district’s mud-brick compounds and its irrigation ditches, however, presented the LAV-IIIs with limits they could not easily overcome – and would have done the same for the LAV-III/Stryker MGS systems, had Canada gone ahead with that purchase.
Canadian sources tell DID that in addition to direct fire support from the Leopard C2s’ 105mm gun, the tanks’ heft and traction are equally significant because they can crumble low-lying brick walls by using front-mounted engineering attachments like dozer blades – or just their own weight.
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
Finally, something that IED's won't totally mangle. I love tracked armored vehicles.
[edit on 1-4-2009 by ShadeWolf]
Originally posted by foxhoundone
ied/eod is a bomb, they can take out an abram or warrior or snatch landie
just a matter of how much ,..the warrior apc that was taken out in iraq was blown up using 3 land mines stacked on top of each other from what i heard, two females killed outright the crew bably mangled.
IED- improvised explosive device- home made
EOD-explosive ordanance device - manufacterd
also those land mines are probaly old cold war stock designed to take out
challanger/leapord/abram, and ask the french 2REP they used alot of those hesh design warheads, HESH- high explosive sqause head, if me old alchohol dependant head serves me right. lmao,....
[edit on 4-4-2009 by foxhoundone]
Originally posted by foxhoundoneIs it true that m113s are made of aluminium, so make them more air portable?
After the falklands campain when 3 plus aluminium frigates were sunk, they scrapped any prodution of aluminium boats.
thought steel armoured plating was best for these battlefield taxies [edit on 5-4-2009 by foxhoundone]
Originally posted by SKUNK2
The Warrior you mentioned hit an IED not mines...The explosion was that large it completely destroyed the Warrior beyond recognition, ripping one of the sides from the vehicle blowing it at least 25m away. The entire crew were instantly killed.