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Some pics from the AUSA convention back in October...
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Abrams TUSK

LAV-H SEP M1117%20ASV Recon%20variant MULE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:36 am
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As pointed out to me by a friend in the USA, the air horns on the LAV-H look cute............. Mr. Green

Excellent images Mr Baumgardner, as ever...........

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Are the Abrams TUSK side skirts made from reactive armor?
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Hopefully the air horns won't accidentally blow in an ambush position!

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Are the Abrams TUSK side skirts made from reactive armor?


I'm guessing that they provide a stand-off space to render the RPG's ineffective.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:53 am
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Abrams TUSK:

www4.army.mil/ocpa/rea...d_key=6985


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As pointed out to me by a friend in the USA, the air horns on the LAV-H look cute............. Mr. Green

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I wonder how long it would take for someone to attach big red bulbs to the rear of them in the field, just for grins.

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Nah - we need to get about 5 more tubes then get the horn controller kit from J.C. Whitney so it can play Dixie!!

or for units at Bliss and Hood 'the Eyes of Texas are Upon You'

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Nah - we need to get about 5 more tubes then get the horn controller kit from J.C. Whitney so it can play Dixie!!

or for units at Bliss and Hood 'the Eyes of Texas are Upon You'


Nah! Don't say stuff like that, you just know someone is going to try it!
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Fort Bliss would play Marty Robbin's "El Paso" Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:52 am
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Hi Neil! Hi Folks!

Super set of photos! Any more?

Interesting way the bumper markings are placed on that MULE.

Looking at the vehicle, the company level, A-16, is on the left side or what is normally the higher unit side. While the higher unit marking is on the right side, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Battalion, 36st Infantry Regiment, where the company marking normally is.

Another interesting thing about that marking is the local base newspaper has never reported the FCS brigade receiving any MULES for test yet.

I have wondered for a long time if that M1117 would not make a better vehicle for scouts that a Hummer would.

Speaking of horns on that Stryker Howizter vehicle, I have noticed a number of Iraqi Stryker's that have been fitted with horns. If you are going to drive in rush hour traffic, it's only right that the driver should have a horn they can sound off with.

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Psst... The MULE is just a mockup... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:41 am
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Psst... The MULE is just a mockup... Wink

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Made by contractors that don't know how to display bumper numbers! Evil or Very Mad

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I am also pretty sure it reads "X-16" on the left side... Cool
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Hi Neil! Hi Folks!

- Neil_Baumgardner

Psst... The MULE is just a mockup... Wink
Neil


Say what? Well it looks like it was done by someone who makes model tanks because it is will weathered and muddy. I was thinking it had been put through some field testing!

Neil, any chance you have a different angle view of the front. I'm sure that's an "A" on the left side and not an "X" as Jens thinks it is.

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