How to disable an MRAP for less than $50Pics from military -today
When I saw this article I was reminded of some things I’ve learned as a father with kids who like paintball guns and learning “Army stuff”
One day they wanted to learn about ambushes and so I thought that was cool, and we went out on the dirt road, I got them set up in a simple linear ambush with the paintball guns. Then I got the Bronco, with no top on it and got in the gunners seat, in the back and off we went.
I learned some important things that day.
1) 9 kids can put out an impressive amount of paintballs when they are all shooting at the same thing
2) The chance’s of seeing out the windshield drop dramatically when the ambush is prematurely activated.
3) There is very little cover in the back of a Bronco
4) Having an 11 year old drive a Bronco through an ambush is probably not the most well thought out plan. 4 strands of barbed wire, 6 T posts, a mailbox and a flower garden were casualties of the 1 and only ambush class
Where is all this going? Well, I’ve been in an MRAP, and you can’t see squat from the driver seat. Most police depts. don’t train with these often, something about outrageous maintenance and fuel costs keep them lot queens except for parades and impress the VIP days.
So,” Gunner see, Driver do” is a great idea but not really something that works.
So, blinding the driver, causing some unscheduled cross country driving, off the roadway will increase the chances of a wreck. Paintballs make a mess with windshield wipers, but Jello pudding cups ( Freeway grenades) in Chocolate or Tapioca make a fucking mess. And the joy of sugar based puddings, they smear terribly, and in the heat very quickly cook onto the windows requiring a stop to get out and wipe.
A balloon full of latex paint on a hot windshield ( I live in Az remember) will dry almost on contact. This will create issues in navigation as well I’m sure.
So if someone steals your local MRAP and runs amok with it you can do something about it.
And how, you ask would they do such a thing as drive off with the Sheriff’s new toy?
Military vehicles don’t use ignition keys, they have switches. They are secured with padlocks and if there is a key they are pretty much one size fits all for the vehicle series. They military is not very forward thinking about ignitions. Mostly because the military guards things, and most people notice if something large and armored is missing.
I hope you learned a bit about the MRAP and how to disable one for less than $50