Massive U.S. Army truck handles roadside bombs with aplomb

06/23/2013 | Gizmodo Australia

The U.S. Army's 34-metric-ton Buffalo mine-clearing truck is built to withstand the full force of road mines with heavy armor and a V-shaped undercarriage that diverts the force of any blast outwards from the passenger compartment. The crew generally prefers to use a 9-meter robotic arm to remove explosives or, alternatively, deploy the Buffalo's road-flattening steel rollers to detonate devices in the road at a safe distance.

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