Armor Causes Humvees to Roll Over

Posted: 6/12/2006 by Floyd in Labels:

Thousands of pounds of armor added to military Humvees, intended to protect U.S. troops, have made the vehicles more likely to roll over. Link to; Crescent News.
This is the conclusion reached by former Delphi Corp. vehicle dynamics expert. Much of the armor installed on the M1114 has been built north of Cincinnati, an analysis of the Army's ground accident database revealed, from March 2003/November 2005 that 60 of the 85 soldiers who died in Humvee accidents were killed when the vehicle rolled over, about 70% of them. Link also to; Seattle Post.
Thousands of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan might be risking permanent brain damage by returning to combat with minor but undiagnosed concussions, often caused by bomb blasts, military researchers say. Link to; Indinapolis Star. In other words what this article is talking about is a lot of our soldiers are not being diagnosed correctly, blasts such as road-side-bombs or close explosions can cause brain injury a signature of this war.
I was running around the blogosphere and found some people blogging about this they took the first story about the Humvees's and tried to turn it into the body armor story, you never here about anymore, and the troops complaining about it being heavy. Well what about this Dragon Skin armor it seems flexible? Link to; Military. You see what happens is the contract goes to the lowest bidder is what happens.