Originally Posted by NeedBoost21
the MRAP is the biggest piece the army has wasted its money on. Not maneuverable when trying to assault an objective, easy to roll, and an extremely stiff suspension. When it comes to maintence, its always in the shop, and never enough supplies to fix it. Only plus is the ability to obtain higher speeds than HUMVEE, and tough as nails.
Honestly I chose a HUMVEE over the MRAP all day long!
yea they're easier to roll & a crap load heavier, but a lot of the troops seem to like the MRAP better. Unlike when the hummer (even w/ the armored kits) when the MRAP gets hit w/ something (RPG, road side bomb/IED...etc) the first layer of armor is designed to crack leaving the 2nd layer ok keeping everyone inside ALIVE, unlike the hummer that just blows up. Even the under side is protected the same way, but in the hummer you might as well be driving a Ford F-150.
One of the production managers came out and gave us a 2 day class on them. He said that a lot of navy guys & marines all say they would rather be in the MRAP if they were to get hit w/ something.