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    Default MRAP Review (For MikeL and Other Mil-Tech Nuts)

    From OPFOR:

    http://op-for.com/2008/04/mrap_review.html

    One of my favorite Marines does a quality write-up on this new APC that's been designed for Iraq:



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    The MRAP is a vehicle that is well-suited for a particular niche, but due to pressure from people such as our lawmakers in Congress, it has been pressed into service in roles that it is not suited for. For a unit that never leaves a paved surface, and rarely spends more than 24 hours outside of some sort of operating base at a time, the MRAP's protection and communications capabilities make it a superb asset. For units that must remain expeditionary, be able to operate in a wide variety of terrain and pursue the enemy wherever he is found, the MRAP is ultimately a poor choice, and I in retrospect I am very glad that Gen Conway is reducing the number of these vehicles on order. Personally, if given the choice, I would take an M1114 or M1152 HMMWV over the JERRV 4X4, and would seek other means to reduce the IED threat through such things as tribal leader engagement and refining mounted patrol TTPs.
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    That reminds me of the story why Russian forces hardly wear full bodyarmor in Chechnya. It's too heavy to move around with, and against IED's/sniper fire it doesn't help anyway.

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    Funny that this was posted here. I work at a tech school that trains diesel mechanics. Red River Army Depot was at our school a few months ago to recruit techs to work on these vehicles. Non enlistment, one year deployment to Iraq = 150K - 220K. Amazing pay but seems to be pretty dangerous

    Most of these International trucks that have been outfitted.

 

 

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