Anti-Aircraft “Gun Trucks” in Iraq

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U.S. Army infantry divisions and armored cavalry regiments are equipped with mobile anti-aircraft vehicles called Avengers, HMMWV jeeps with a turret mounted on the back. The turret contains a FLIR(Forward Looking Infra-Red) sight, a laser range finder, two missile pods with four Stringer anti-aircraft missiles each, and a M3P .50 caliber machine gun under one pod. In their Avenger configuation, however, the machine-gun can't depress enough to fire towards the front of the vehicle at ground targets. As they deployed to Iraq, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment decided to change all that....

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