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Old May 19th, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Default A New Ride!!!

For all the Buffalo fans out there, I got to see one for the very first time. Armed Forces Day in Torrance California showcased most of the newest trucks used in the middle east.

Sorry for the photo, but couldn't get a clear shot due to the closeness of all the others parked next to it. Just so you know how big this truck is, I stood under the mud flaps between the back tires and still had head room and I am about 6 foot tall. Inside after climbing up 4 steps into the back, the interior looks like a executive jet with black bucket seats and 2 Air Conditioner outlets below each window. With the air cranked up it became cold inside in a matter of just a few minutes. Very comfortable to sit in with plenty of headroom and large windows. With 8 seats total (2 in front and 6 in back) if you didn't know where you are at, you wouldn't think this was used to detonate IED's.

One of the guys there said after being in one during an explosion, it just shook, but the tires and springs got damaged. He walked away untouched.

Just have to say........

This is one "Bitchin" truck!!!

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Old May 26th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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that thing looks like a monster

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Watching the armed services adopt MRV's brought back memories of how the Rhodesian Army designed and used MRV's back in the 70's cross-border bush wars. The phrase "What's old is new again" comes to mine. Awesome vehicles and they did an OUTSTANDING job protecting the crew.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:46 AM
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Currently building a Bronco model and compaired to my M-113 its huge.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by titan8251 View Post
that thing looks like a monster
according to the interwebs the 'curb weight' is over 58,000 lbs - that's 29 tons!!!

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