Spinal Injuries Up Among US Troops From IEDs Against MRAPs

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by jumpinjarhead, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. This is another aspect of the difference in IEDs from Iraq where military grade explosive devices that penetrate armored vehicles were used more than the more crude, but no less effective, fertilizer-based IEDs in Afghanistan that rely on ever increasing explosive effect to defeat the protective features of our vehicles. While the Iragi IEDs generally resorted to more sophisticated technology from Iran etc. (copper slug EFPs etc.), in Afghanistan they merely use more explosive.

  2. Being almost flat, like in the dentist's chair, might help, but then ingress/egress becomes a big problem.