Cougar meets IED

#1
A remarkable series of photographs of a USMC Cougar (Mastiff equivalent) in Iraq, after being hit by a massive IED here. Minor injuries only.

Sorry ... didn't realise some could not see them.


 
#2
Remarkable indeed.

I only dread to think what would have happened if the IED had hit the crew compartment rather than the engine...

msr
 
#3
Feck me that must have been one massive IED I thought they were designed to take a shed load of abuse from En action
 
#7
Look at the Editors - they include one Richard Hea . . . . oops North.

Note it is a rant about using Snatch and yet references to recent casualties show only WIMIK. This includes when Dr North references 40 Commando losing 4 in the advance on Sangin without bothering to mention that the vehicles used were WIMIK and not Snatch, the article only mentioning the latter up to that point and therefore leading the reader to the understanding that the Bootnecks were travelling in them.
 
#8
Sven said:
Look at the Editors - they include one Richard Hea . . . . oops North.

Note it is a rant about using Snatch and yet references to recent casualties show only WIMIK. This includes when Dr North references 40 Commando losing 4 in the advance on Sangin without bothering to mention that the vehicles used were WIMIK and not Snatch, the article only mentioning the latter up to that point and therefore leading the reader to the understanding that the Bootnecks were travelling in them.
If you think that concern for personnel getting killed and injured in lightly armoured vehicles is a rant, so be it. And, as you - so often - seem to hate all things US - you can have a Bushmaster if you prefer:

 
#9
Richard_North said:
Sven said:
Look at the Editors - they include one Richard Hea . . . . oops North.

Note it is a rant about using Snatch and yet references to recent casualties show only WIMIK. This includes when Dr North references 40 Commando losing 4 in the advance on Sangin without bothering to mention that the vehicles used were WIMIK and not Snatch, the article only mentioning the latter up to that point and therefore leading the reader to the understanding that the Bootnecks were travelling in them.
If you think that concern for personnel getting killed and injured in lightly armoured vehicles is a rant, so be it. And, as you - so often - seem to hate all things US - you can have a Bushmaster if you prefer:

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have often said even on here - that the Yanks have superb equipment that is let down by the quality of their troops.

Incidentally, are You trying to tell me that Bushmaster/Cougar/Vector are doing the same job as WIMIK?
 
#11
There are, incidentally, two sides to every story ... this is the side the Bushmaster got hit.. you can see the marks on the v-shaped armour.



Sven said:
Incidentally, are You trying to tell me that Bushmaster/Cougar/Vector are doing the same job as WIMIK?
As far as it goes, the Canadians use the RG-31 Nyala and the Australians and Dutch use Bushmasters for patrolling, in the same context that the British Army uses WIMIKs. The Germans use Dingo 2s. The US are now introducing 4x4 Cougars, although they have other MRAPs in the wings.
 
#13
Wow, looks like a good purchase ( as would be the Roivalk/Buffel kind of veh. )
 

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#15
Well, that doesn't look like it would have been so easy to walk away from if it had been a Landrover, or Humvee.
 
#16
Sven said:
I have often said even on here - that the Yanks have superb equipment that is let down by the quality of their troops.
Where do you get your vast operational experience of serving alongside US forces then, in order to make such a subjective comment?

Didn't think so.

As ever, from reading your posts, seems you have a lot to chat about based on fcuk all knowledge. Give it a rest.
 
#17
It always amazes me that people still think that it is possible to manufacture a vehicle that will defeat IEDs.

Survival in such situation is also a matter of luck as well as how good the vehicle is. This might have been a completely different story if the IED had been detonated under the rear compartment as opposed to the front axle/engine.
 
#18
Surely it's worth a bloody try though, dingerr?! It may be nigh on impossible to defeat IEDs but it's worth trying to develop better protection. Anyway, these aren't bog standard vehicles with armour just bolted on. But I don't know what is and isn't in the public domain, so I won't go into details.

I'm not trying to be mysterious, just don't want to release any gen that isn't already known.
 

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#19
It involves electric, and yes, it's in the public domain. ;-)
 
#20
dogmonkey said:
Sven said:
I have often said even on here - that the Yanks have superb equipment that is let down by the quality of their troops.
Where do you get your vast operational experience of serving alongside US forces then, in order to make such a subjective comment?

Didn't think so.

As ever, from reading your posts, seems you have a lot to chat about based on fcuk all knowledge. Give it a rest.
Fuck off, Crow.

Three years on and off playing soldiers around our sister regiment in the South of Germany do You? Going down to play soldiers with them, they coming up to do the same in BAOR. Because we cleaned our boots on exercise they thought we were 'lifers', because we checked our aviation fuel (at least) every day they thought we were extraordinary.
 

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