posted by davek on Oct 20
We return to the Wings Over the Pacific show at the Joint Base Hickam and Pearl Harbor for the non Blue Angels portion of our series. Here is the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that is designed to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. The people in the photo show just how huge this armored vehicle is. We deployed more than 12,000 MRAPs in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. There are various models of the MRAP which weigh from 14 to 18 tons and are 9 feet high.