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    Cool military weapons

    Photos: Weirdest, Coolest Weapons in the U.S. Arsenal | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com

    I was familiar with most of these, but a couple of them are new to me. Thought I'd share.



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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Awesome



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    Re: Cool military weapons

    I really like the rifle.


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    It was my understanding the Humvee was already replaced with several vehicles known as MRAPs.


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    It was my understanding the Humvee was already replaced with several vehicles known as MRAPs.
    MRAPs are not as mobile as a Humvee and serve a different purpose. They work OK in a place like Iraq but not so much in the terrain of Afghanistan. I'm sure someone else can expand upon this much more than I, I have only heard second hand and read on the subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    MRAPs are not as mobile as a Humvee and serve a different purpose. They work OK in a place like Iraq but not so much in the terrain of Afghanistan. I'm sure someone else can expand upon this much more than I, I have only heard second hand and read on the subject.

    the mraps as u said are not as mobile and in all honesty i dont think u will ever see the humvee replaced... also ,from what i heard, its alot harder to get out asap when needed to


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    oh and the osprey and predator are prob the coolest aircrafts ever.. i saw my fair share of them and was impressed everytime


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    MRAPs are not as mobile as a Humvee and serve a different purpose. They work OK in a place like Iraq but not so much in the terrain of Afghanistan. I'm sure someone else can expand upon this much more than I, I have only heard second hand and read on the subject.
    The MRAPs are huge vehicles. I guess that is what you need to defend against mines and IEDs.


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    X-47A UCAV-N is not exactly the current version of that program, but whatever


    Currently there is a demonstration program going on, the X-47 UCAS-D

    http://www.grumman.com/review/005-us...d-program.html


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    X47 is experimental...

    If I were the Taliban sleeping in a cave right now, I would worry more about this very active aircraft:

    RQ-4 Global Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I would also be weary of this aircraft if I were an Iranian nuclear scientist....



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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    oh and the osprey and predator are prob the coolest aircrafts ever.. i saw my fair share of them and was impressed everytime
    I'd think the osprey was cool, if it wasn't such a deathtrap.

    Seriously - a fine example of pushing a technology, just because we can.


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Honestly, the coolest vehicle I can think of is the French Panhard VBL. I want. I really, really want....



    Seats 3 comfortably, and has twin steerable turbine drives for swimming in water.

    And Boeing's latest project is pretty darned cool, and definitely retro:



    How 'bout just screw high tech and go and shoot those that need it in the face... (thought the FLIR belies an itty bitty amount of tech.)


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    Re: Cool military weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    the mraps as u said are not as mobile and in all honesty i dont think u will ever see the humvee replaced... also ,from what i heard, its alot harder to get out asap when needed to
    The Army is already working on its replacement. A lot of the Army's needs are starting to approach the limits of what the Humvee is capable of performing. For instance, the Humvee towing the M119A2 howitzer. The M119A2, with the full set of BII, approaches 5,000 lbs. The Humvee's problem isn't that it doesn't have the power to pull it, the problem is it isn't rated to stop that much towed weight. And it's not a matter of sticking bigger and badder brakes on the thing. The problem is the fact that it had to be "uparmored" after the fact. While those uparmor kits for the Humvees are cool and have saved many lives, the Humvee was never designed to be equipped with them.

    The Humvee may never completely go away, but as far as a battlefield transport, it's days are numbered.

    EDIT: for your reading pleasure...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMMWV_replacement_process


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