Armor: V For Less Vulnerability

ry”While the U.S. Army was designing a new version of the Stryker armored vehicle, they realized that they could greatly improve its resistance to mines (more common in Afghanistan than Iraq) by adding a V shaped bottom. This is one of the key elements of the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) design. The current plan is to modify a hundred or so Strykers with the V shape hull, ship them off to Afghanistan as soon as possible, and see if it makes a significant difference in lowering troops casualties. Each Stryker brigade has 332 Stryker vehicles. There are ten different models, but most are the infantry carrier version.”


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