MO points out the Buffalo anti-mine/IED vehicle from time to time. Well, sometimes even the big Buffalo can’t manage it.
An Iraqi man raises his hands while he looks at a burning U.S. military vehicle in Baghdad on Thursday. The military convoy was hit by a roadside bomb that morning, wounding some soldiers, according to an Iraqi police official.
The Iraqis look all broken up about it, don’t they?
An Iraqi youth stands in front of soldiers as they remove a bombed-out armored personnel carrier from a Baghdad road on Thursday. A roadside bomb destroyed the vehicle.
No word on whether the Buffalo was working on a bomb that went off or if it was simply hit as it drove past. The arm seems to be in place, so my guess is it was just driving by.
And I’m getting tired of folks mistaking the Buffalo for an “armored personnel carrier”. Let’s show a little professionalism, shall we?
Meanwhile, another Frontline Photos pic of the Buffalo carries this caption:
Soldiers from Charlie Company, 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Georgia National Guard, use a Buffalo unmanned vehicle to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an area south of Baghdad. [emphasis mine]
Does the Buffalo have the capability to be operated by remote control? Or do they just not know the first damn thing about the Buffalo? I don’t know how that can be, as the thing has been plastered all over the place for months.
UPDATE: More on the “armored personnel carrier” issue.