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Posted: 10/10/2004 6:44:42 PM EST
I am curious as to what this device is that is on the top of the windshield of this humvee...

I've seen it on tanks and other military vehicles; what is it?

Humvee

Device

Thanks
Stew
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:45:20 PM EST
smoke discharger like on a tracked vehicle
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:45:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:46:41 PM EST by Arvin]
It looks like a smoke grenade launcher. Atleast it does to me. Thanks Arvin


ETA: Horseman beat me to the answer while I was typing!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:46:30 PM EST
Smoke canisters. Tanks have several mounted on them per side.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:46:47 PM EST
Interesting pic. Where did you find it?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:48:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Interesting pic. Where did you find it?




... yeah, what he said
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:54:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Interesting pic. Where did you find it?




... yeah, what he said



Here...



Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Smoke canisters. Tanks have several mounted on them per side.



Why do tanks/humvees need to disperse smoke? Concealment?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:58:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Carabinero1979:
Why do tanks/humvees need to disperse smoke? Concealment?



Mainly it looks real cool, kinda like a rock concert.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:59:09 PM EST
Yes, concealment. Very useful in a war zone.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:22:58 PM EST
I thought maybe they were chaff or flares, but smoke makes way more sense. Thanks......
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:28:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 7:35:45 PM EST by DeadSled]
smokes

pop em and ya cant see shit including where your goin if the wind is right or theres more smokers in front of you

A veteran armor expert writes:

"I've used this system, it's almost worthless. The fire danger alone to friendly Infantry, and structures, etc. Maybe some wet Jungle? I hit the Tank next to me with one grenade once and burned up everthing in the bustle rack and almost destroyed the vehicle and crew. I cannot think of one tactical scenario they were worth the risk."
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:40:00 PM EST


M1113 hummer with M56 smoke generator set
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:40:35 PM EST
Never seen a 240B mount on the passenger side door like that....that seriously kicks some ass.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:47:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By JSteensen:
Never seen a 240B mount on the passenger side door like that....that seriously kicks some ass.



SF Mod notice the tire rack and how its missing the rest of the turtleback top and a few other mods like heavy brush guard
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:59:46 PM EST
...And the two lead guys coming from the HumVee are both lefties....what's up with that? (Just tryin' to provoke a southpaw fight!)
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:02:20 PM EST
Its a withdrawal aid. Pop off the smoke and back out under the cover. Problem is smoke tends to do little to slow bullets.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:55:40 PM EST
I'd hate to be holding on to the machinegun and fail to notice the driver reversing or speeding up in a hurry, might get a hell of a ride before you got your brain in gear and let go.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:00:28 PM EST
The M1 can easily see through the smoke or fog. They can use their infrared to manuver and target badguys. Smoke is for those guys that dont have this ability.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:10:02 AM EST
I don't know what the SF guys have loaded in those launchers. It started out as a less-lethal mod for the MP Humvees. I think they fired a flash-bang and gas. Google less lethal and MP and it should come up.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:15:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:16:05 AM EST
Hopefully they have something other than the RP smoke used by armor vehicles, that will set most soft equipment and people on fire if it used.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:59:27 AM EST
got to play with the smoke generators off the back of hummer- worked great onece you get them "burping"
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:23:11 AM EST
Glad you guys liked the picture, but I can't remember were I found it. Was going to use it as my desktop.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:33:20 AM EST
I like the IR illuminator in place of the usual bug-out light on the hood.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:43:45 AM EST
Lightweight version of the tank smoke dispensors.
Also can be loaded with sting-bomb (aka rubber buckshot-spewing grenades) or frag, IIRC. My boss worked on that project before he transfered over to ours.

Kharn
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