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It’s no secret that man needs machines to do tasks efficiently. Without machines, it would take more effort without even guaranteeing a good result.
Due to a lot of improvements, machines were made and are now part of everyday life. Examples of these machines are vehicles.
Not only do vehicles enable us to travel safely and faster, but they also help us do work. In the military, vehicles are vital for accomplishing tasks and objectives, whether it’s land, sea, or air.
Here are some vehicles that the military uses:
The Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle is a small truck loaded with light infantry weapons designed to be effective in hit and run missions.
If you’re familiar with the Warthog in the Halo games, then the SRTV is the closest thing you’ll get in real life. The SRTV is built to be fast on the battlefield.
The U.S. army uses this vehicle for rescuing troops that are stuck behind dangerous areas Powered by a 430 Horsepower engine, this small yet capable vehicle can outrun most vehicles by enemy insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
The Hind E
The Mi-35M or more famously known as the “Hind E,” is a Russian attack helicopter who has a fearsome reputation for its maneuverability, speed, and attack power.
The Hind E was developed by Rostvertol. A variant of the Mi-24, the Hind E proved to be a very good upgrade.
Efficiency is further enhanced because of the ease of modifying a Hind E.
A Hind E today could have Assault configurations, while the next day, it could be modified to become an aerial ambulance for rescue missions.
Configurations for the Hind E include an attack type, MEDEVAC, ground assault, and even transport types.
If there’s one thing that huge, island-like aircraft carriers fear, it’s the AIP Submarine.
AIP or Air Independent Propulsion allows diesel-electric submarines to stay and hide underwater much longer than nuclear-powered subs.
A lot of countries use these types of submarines in their fleets. Most notably with China, Germany, and Japan.
AIP Submarines are stealthy. Due to their quiet approach, these submarines can strike while being virtually invisible underwater.
The advantage with diesel-electric subs is that they’re cheaper to produce than nuclear-powered subs.
This also means that more money is put in the capabilities of a diesel-electric sub, meaning more weapons, more gear.
Ground troops often encounter a lot of trouble in the desert fields of Iraq and the middle eastern terrain because of IEDs or Improvised Explosive Devices.
IEDs are planted in the ground and made to explode when run over by a vehicle. To combat the rising casualties that these IEDs make, the Cougar was made.
Weighing in at almost 13 tons, this beast of a machine has a V-shaped hull that deflects blasts away from the occupants of the vehicle.
The use of the cougar significantly dropped casualties during missions which makes it a staple in the U.S. Army.
There are a lot of stories from marines which bare witness to the durability of the Cougar.
A Cougar and all of its crew members were able to withstand a 200 kg IED which would have otherwise obliterated smaller vehicles.
Cougars are much larger than humvees which means it has more weapons and can also carry more troops inside.
Being part of the UAV System or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System, the Predator Drone is an assault type UAV capable of doing elimination and recon missions.
These drones can travel at amazing speeds which make it difficult for ground and air forces to take it out of the sky.
Once a target is identified through precise targeting systems and computers, it’s only a matter of time that an order is given to carry out a mission.
It’s only a matter of time that we can develop full autonomous Robots and drones that can make smart and ethical decisions in the blink of an eye.
Without the help of vehicles such as the SRTV, Cougar, and the Hind, most missions conducted by military forces around the world would have been impossible.
Through sheer innovation and technology, inventors and scientists all over the world developed huge machines capable of withstanding bombs and explosives.
These innovations also made it possible for advanced submarines capable of striking undetected by its enemies.
Believe it or not, even unmanned aerial vehicles carry out missions for countries like the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Truly, these machines are marvels which help mankind do the job efficiently.