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Can you help me identify an armored truck?

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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I saw an armored vehicle on the back of a tractor trailer today, that I have never seen before. I figured that one of you might be able to ID it for me. I have been searching online for it and can't find it.
I should tell you that I don't live very far from BAE Systems. I checked their site but no luck.
BAE Systems

I see alot of military equipment being shipped from them down I-10. They are almost always painted with the light camo we are using in the middle east.
This was dark green.
Length was a little shorter that a school bus. The front was completely armored. No windows. Tires armored.
The back was entirely made up of 3 long cylinders, stacked 1 on top of 2, like a pyramid
I only caught a quick glimpse of it because it was traveling in the opposite direction.

Thanks
I am very curious to know what it was.




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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See if President Obama was sitting in there. If he was, than the truck was armoured.
I don't know. those cylinders you saw maybe came from a minig installation?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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minig installation?
What is that?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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Is it this, AAV-7A1 AMTRAC

Sorry didn't read the very end of the post this is probably wrong
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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No windows? You mean it HAD no windows or it had shields/shutters over where the windows should be? The MLRS launch vehicles have very heavy blast shielding that closes over the front compartment windows so they don't get blasted when they salvo the missiles. Were the three big cylinders missiles by any chance?

Something like the PMU/300? Search that term in Google and click over to images... I know the cabs on those are nothing like you're describing and it isn't the same system...but that is an example of horizontal launch tubes....anything similar?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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defense-update.com...
Here is one weird one. Might help a little.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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How does this guy compare??

Stryker



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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Armored Tires? you mean a tank?

I find this post very funny; you have a way with words my friend.

Hope that helps,

Mr medinet



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Try this link and scroll through them to see if any look familiar. Always a chance it was a special order or even a custom civilian order. Plenty of folks around that have a lot of money and are very paranoid that order way overbuilt vehicle because of a perceived threat.

www.military-today.com...



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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That's it!!

Thanks so much!
It was headed East towards Houston. Wonder where it was going?
Thanks to you all but Wrabbit gets the cookie


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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by mrmedinet
Armored Tires? you mean a tank?

I find this post very funny; you have a way with words my friend.

Hope that helps,

Mr medinet

Funny HaHa or funny straaaange.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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Why is it here?
Perhaps in preparing for an Iranian attack.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Could have been headed to the ship channel. BAE sells to other countries as well as the US. I am sure that the one I saw had 3 cylinders instead of 4. Hmmmmm....



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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I could be wrong, but BAE doesn't make Russian Military Hardware.
This wasn't tarped (neither was the Predator drone that was spotted on a flat bed, crossing through small towns in the U.S. ), so it could be a CoIntelPro, or on it's way to Holloman AFB.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by Neysa
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Could have been headed to the ship channel. BAE sells to other countries as well as the US. I am sure that the one I saw had 3 cylinders instead of 4. Hmmmmm....



This one has 3 cylinders.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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It looks like there are many different configurations of launch tubes on several different MLRS.
I am sure the one I saw was not Russian.
I have been looking at google images till I'm cross eyed and can't find an exact match.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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You said that it was heading east toward Houston Texas? It most likely going to Ellington Field, which use to be call Ellington Air Force Base. I had check and there are military type vehicles park together in the northwest section of the base. But google earth haven't updated that area since last year.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Thanks so much!
It was headed East towards Houston. Wonder where it was going?
Thanks to you all but Wrabbit gets the cookie


East of Houston? Where was it going? Or better yet, where was it coming from? New Orleans?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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It was coming from the west side of Houston and headed east towards Houston.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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So whats the nearest base East of Houston?



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