Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by seafarer1939, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. Question came up in the pub last night,as usual it came to me for an answer people not questioning the fact I was a seaman and know nowt about such things so:
    question asked!
    If we lose so many men and vehicles to mines and IED's can these same IED's be triggered if we used Marine hovercraft type of transport?
    Seems a couple of bar flys had seen USMC landing on beaches with these massively heavily armoured hover-craft.
    I sought of fudged that the down draft may set it off and some IED's are triggered by command but I need an expert to answer it.
    Got to be a reason why not,
    I realise that hover skirts are an easy target for puncturing but I'm sure they can be protected in some way.
    just want to a know the obvious reason so I'm clever down the pub. Cheers
  2. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    1. The skirt likes it nice & flat underneath.

    2. Hovers are no end noisy & how do you steer in your own personal cloud of sand and dust?

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