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Can you help me identify an armored truck?

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Ellington Field is off of I-45 and Galveston rd. southeast of Houston.




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by Neysa
 


So whats the nearest base East of Houston?
Ellington Field is the nearest base.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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OK thanks, I am not very familiar with East Houston. I know everything west, north and south. So if it was with or headed to Ellington or leaving from it. Let's establish that then maybe we can discuss where it was going possibly and why it was woodlands camo.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Sorry my description was misleading. It was not woodlands camo, but solid green. Same color as this one



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Did you establish which direction, wether it was headed to or from Ellington Field?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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It was headed in the direction of Ellington field but it is impossible to know the final destination.
Could be Ellington.

The United States Air Force 147th Reconnaissance Wing provides two 24/7 MQ-1B Predator Unmanned Aerial Systems combat support sorties which provide theater and national-level leadership with critical real-time Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Air-to-Ground Munitions and strike capability. Also, the Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) provides terminal control for weapons employment in a Close Air Support scenario integrating combat air and ground operations.

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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I guess well just assume it was going to Ellington, I wonder where it was coming from.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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If it was an S-300 variant, it most likely is a mockup used for training. Someone posted a pic of a Tor M1 mockup used for the same thing awhile back.

Keep in mind S-300, 400 etc. have a lot of launcher configurations with a wide variety of munitions.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by ZIVONIC
If it was an S-300 variant, it most likely is a mockup used for training. Someone posted a pic of a Tor M1 mockup used for the same thing awhile back.

Keep in mind S-300, 400 etc. have a lot of launcher configurations with a wide variety of munitions.

I agree with the likely reason it was in the United States. A training tool. I doubt it was a Mock-Up though. When I was researching the 300 systems to put together something on Syria's offensive capabilities the BEST photo I found for an active PMU/300 was from the Australian Royal Air Force. Don't ask me why they have 300's instead of Patriot systems or something less....Russian... but they do and I'm not shocked we bought a few off the world market too.


Actually I feel much better knowing this. The variant Syria has is a scary thing and every bit the equal of the latest American variants of the Patriot systems. Iran probably has them too...but Russia says no, they didn't sell any. Story is Iran got 2 from Belarus and a 3rd from elsewhere to build there own variant.

I'm guessing we're moving these around to train and evaluate before our men are in the skies above one of these as it's firing missiles. At least we'll know every weakness it has.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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totally fear mongering here. but I was on my way to class today, and there was a train stalled on the tracks. white train cars. no labels. just sitting there. I took about 20 minutes to move.
well, it actually just pissed me off, rather than freaked me out.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Could it be this or a varient ,perhaps a cargo vehicle loaded with tubed ammo?
worlddefencenews.blogspot.com...
You guys are referring to VISMOD vehicles and they normally wouldn't put them on the streets.That would be dangerous.Veterans may react unfavorably to russian vehicles driving around.
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Ft. Polk, LA?

To me it sound a lot like a HIMARs, which is the wheeled version of the M270 MLRS.

If he had a pic I could identify it.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Could this be it?

www.tactical-life.com...

From your description I would think so as it is easy to transport by truck, rail or plane.
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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I believe it was this here.




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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The thing is...the S-300 is longer than a School bus while a HIMARs isn't. The S-300 would also require escort vehicles if it was being transported on a flat bed, it's that big. Heck, it would require escort vehicles even under it's own power on US highways.

Without the photo, the HIMARs fits the description. The HIMARs is based upon the FMTV 5 ton truck, so it really is not that large.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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I guess that would make sense. Wonder if they are feeling a need to place these off the coast as of late?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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The M142 HIMARs and it's bigger brother the M270 MLRS are artillery systems, not anti-air, though they could be used against shipping quite effectively if need be.

I'm thinking that it was just being transported to another location.

Even though the HIMARs has been around awhile it doesn't have the numbers as the M1 Abrams, M2 Bradley, the Stryker or the LAV-25. I don't mention HUMMV's as everybody knows what they look like. And the FMTV series of trucks are so boring and commonplace that people pay little attention to them. (Sorry, about that Transport guys...lol)

So when a HIMARs shows up outside of a base, eyebrows are always raised.

If we have a S-300, it is probably housed at White Sands and being studied.
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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The s-300 is russian? That would make sense.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Yeppers, it's Russkie!

You'd be suprised at how much stuff we have bought off the market so we can study it. I'm sure that others have done the same with our equipment.

Much of the planes that fly opposition at the "RED FLAG" school are of foriegn origin nowadays.

But the thing is, what is or is not in that equipment when we sell it to say...the Saudis or Israelis, knowing that they could sell one or two examples to the highest bidder.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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I wouldn't doubt any of that.



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