U.S. EFV fatally flawed: Chassis difficult to prevent roadside bombs
Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
as with the V-22 “Osprey”, shoulder to shoulder in the U.S. Marine Corps landing craft air cushion “Three Musketeers”, one far expedition vehicle navigation with fast speed and ferocity of the water the fire is known. According to “USA Today” May 5 disclosure, in order to keep the future of armored car, the U.S. Marine Corps on May 4 public display of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, and hope equipment 600 such advanced fighting machine.
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle is a 40-ton steel behemoth, not only equipped with 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62 mm machine guns, but also from most of the guns and missiles with a range from the outside on the water sailing fast launch speed amphibious raid. However, this car has a fatal flaw, is its chassis still use flat-panel design, roadside bombs defense capacity is low. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is also the main reason for their lack of interest. U.S. Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the military analyst 达科塔伍德, “Gates said he did not want to continue the implementation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, the Marine Corps need a better reason to convince the Secretary of Defense.”
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle project manager Keith Moore said, “EFV water speed is 25, is three times the speed of conventional landing craft can cross the 200 miles (321 kilometers) wide coastal zone in Open a breakthrough on the enemy line of defense. “Major General U.S. Marine Corps University President Robert Neil said, it’s speed and range is the” key to the game. ” Clearly, the efforts of the Marine Corps have achieved success. Gates recently praised the amphibious tanks of the past glory, including the Gulf War in Kuwait beach, prompting the successful defense of Saddam elongated action. But Gates also warned that anti-ship missiles has become a threat to the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle can not be ignored.