Thursday, December 21, 2006

490lb Doors, Watch your fingers

The doors on the new US Army Humvees weigh and I kid you not, 490lbs each. Designed to stop a RPG rocket. Complete with battle lock mechanism and a back up wrench to open them


Anonymous said...

How much does the whole vehicle weigh? Couldn't exactly parachute them out to a battle field like an old Army Jeep....could you. Can you imagine the kind of hinges they have? Thank goodness for them though. What does the term..light Army...mean...exactly? We have heard many stories about humvees in this war. Thanks for the info.

21st Century Mom said...

'bout time folks over there got some decent protection! Hooray for heavy doors, etc.