Firefight

A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 carbine at insurgents during a firefight June 30, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The vehicle he is using for cover is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO)

A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 carbine at insurgents during a firefight June 30, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The vehicle he is using for cover is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO)

The MRAP is an International MaxxPro by Navistar Defense.

UPDATE: I found more photos from this same engagement HERE.

Comments

  1. I have to admit, I thought the MRAP was going to be a pork barrel/boondoggle of epic proportions. Portions of it were developed, and many were built near here. And one of my high school and college buddies was a lead engineer on the project.

    But I’ve heard mostly good stuff about it. Hopefully, I was wrong.

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