What Is This Freaky Military Machine?

Posted on Jan 10 2011 - 9:32am by gchoe

Army Assault Breacher

The picture above looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but it is totally real.  The picture was taken by Andrew Mitchell who is an Instrument and Flight Control Systems Craftsman for the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in Ramstein Air Base (Germany).  He gets to see some pretty cool military tech and occasionally snaps a photo like the one above. 

The giant metal insect above is actually a M1A1 Abrams tank with a bunch of mine sweeping gadgets strapped on.  You can call it a US Army Assault Breacher if you must name it, and it weighs a full 64-tons and is 42-feet long.  The picture is taken inside the belly of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airplane.

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