You be pretty well fuck-o'd riding shotgun. I pray no one was hurt, but from the pic I would have to assume otherwise. How much explosive to do this damage?
is not required to be very much for this. This was a five- or six-pack EFP, total HE weight probably around 15-20 pounds, maybe a bit less. Looking at the pic, you would assume the TC (right front passenger) was injured, but the penetrator that went through that window passed in front of her face. There were two bad injuries in here. One was a translator, sitting in the right rear seat. I won't go into to any details on the other, but it was severe. The soldier has recovered very well, all things considered.
in this hummer. From the picture you would think someone was for sure killed in it.
What is the vertical element on the front bumper. I would have thought a wire cutter but ? possibly antenna for radio generated signals for IED's or ?
by this point in the war are all the humvee's armor plated at the undercarrage..??
We call it a rhino. It's designed to prematurely detonate IEDs activated by passive IR or pressure wire. During movement, it's lowered to the horizontal. This is raised up in anticipation of the wrecker vehicle
Yes, the uparmored HMMWV have some armor on the bottom. The EFP is a directed-energy weapon and hits from the side. I have seen an EFP penetrate the side of an Abrams turret. Luckily, these devices require skill to build and are not as prevalent as regular IEDs. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has trained many Iraqi insurgents on how to build these, which is why I am a strong advocate of hitting Iran with a shitload of Tomahawk missiles.
is that a bomarang system on the back of the hummer? Straight up above the wheel.
I think you're talking about the smoke dischargers. They're for smoke screens. I don't know what a boomerang is.
The boomerang system is a system used to tell where a shoot is going from. So if a sniper fires a shot at a convoy the boomerang system will tell you where the sniper is.
Thanks, you have raised my hopes again. I love it when I see counter(anything) technology actually in use.
No, we don't have those on our vehicles. I've heard that some units do, but we didn't
you were the designated target...lol
Do these things work effectively enough?
I really wish I could say more about the rhino and another feature on this vehicle. You'd be amazed at the ingenuity of soldiers. I imagine everything I know is available on the internet, but it's best left to others to "spill the beans". The rhino had a very "jury rigged" beginning.
Never used one. You mean this boomerang thing, right?