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March 19, 2007



I posted at the cross linked sites, but the linked articles did not link and the linked article below are very good at explanating, why the HUMVEE is not like a MRAP. If you don't understand the difference, the articles are worth the read

With flat-bottomed vehicles, the blast effect can be amplified if an explosion occurs directly beneath. A blast wave striking the underside will be ‘reflected’ back at the ground. Before dissipating, that energy will be redirected at the vehicle

The web site Canadian American Strategic Review

has a series of articles about the differences between armoured and blast resistant vehicles

Blast-Resistant Vehicles For Beginners: Distinguishing 'Armoured' From 'Mine-' and 'Blast-Resistant' Vehicles


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