U.S. Marines In Afghanistan

A US Marine convoy from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines steers alongside an inactive gas station in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on April 9, 2010.

Some new pictures I haven’t seen, some old.

See them all – HERE

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Linoge May 12, 2010 at 07:37 pm

So… what is that multi-wheeled… thing… in front of the MRAP on the left?

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Admin (Mike) May 13, 2010 at 03:08 am

I have no idea. I assumed it was some sort of trailer that was parked there.

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Josh May 13, 2010 at 02:11 pm

I was just on the phone with a buddy who was a Marine reservist. I had sent him the picture and he didn’t know what it was called, but he said it’s something that attaches to the front of the vehicle to strike mines/IED’s. He thought they were hydraulically controlled (to steer) and said they’re usually found on the lead vehicles in convoys. I guess that explains the lights on it, to help illuminate during travel at night. I still can’t figure out what it’s called or anything like that though.

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Josh May 13, 2010 at 01:11 pm

I don’t know exactly what it is either; I was curious myself. One can be seen in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PSIDsp6mmk&feature=youtube_gdata

It makes me think it’s something to assist in vehicle recovery after a mine/IED strike, but I really don’t know. I poked around on the internet to try to figure it out but couldn’t.

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Dave May 13, 2010 at 09:29 pm

Looks like a mine-roller/anti-IED device, like Josh said…

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