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New Vehicle Gets Workout in Kuwaiti Desert

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Sierra Mike, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    From the Stars And Stripes:

    Read all about it at New Vehicle Gets It Workout

    I remember after ODS when Burt Tackaberry, then Commander, 24th Mech Aviation Brigade, said the best chassis for a land-based command and control platfrom was the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT, pronounced "hemit"), and I have to agree. Those babies just never got stuck, and they can crank up to around 65mph on normal roads and at least 45mph overland. And you don't have to deal with tossing a track, though I would imagine replacing a blow-out without a hardstand would be a major pain in the rectum.

  2. dmdvt

    dmdvt Guest

    So, when are you getting yours?

  3. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    No need...as a helicopter jockey, I know what kind of death-traps those things can be! :)


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