Planet Gore

A Green Humvee For the Army

They’ve come up with a composite-bodied Humvee that can save 1,000 lbs – a half-ton weight savings that can either improve fuel economy or allow for more armor on the vehicle. (If you were to ask our men in uniform, I suspect their preference would be to split the added weight between armor and ammunition.)

I’m for anything that makes our soldiers safer, but I wonder how a composite-bodied vehicle would handle actual combat.

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