Message from Springbok in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #general-chat
the green paint doesnt suit it
Kooi is right though it's better it is still used than the others that are rusting away in mechanical graveyards
but these things scare me
Went there awhile back and saw a huge graveyard of Casspirs, Samils, Buffels and more.
ja its sad
thats fucking disgusting. 😄
The vehicle is awesome but what it is used for is disgusting I agree
What the hell do they need a Casspir for in the US?
No, its tacky. Especially with the huge silver letters.
And those vehicles will sooner or later be beaten up to death any beyond, and suffer of the extreme price of spares, ending on a scrap-sellers porch.
Just like all the other MRAPs departments have gotten for free, ignoring the huge upkeep cost.
I love the Casspir, but this is disgusting. 😄
My bet is all that silver stuff on it would be removed after its first use
Could be on there just for the "parade"?
You can also see how flipping massive the Casspir is next to those people.
It's difficult to get an idea of how big it in photos usually.
Apparently they use it as a swat bus or something
But the shit he sticked on the side looks kak
Then that's alright. I assumed it was used as an everyday vehicle by the sherrif's department. That would be completely overkill which sorry to say... America has that reputation.
The Casspir does look damn good in black though
Forgive me if you all have already seen or are aware of it
A small knysna outfit uses a buffel on the fireline. This is their new kit - the last one didn't fare so well
Yeah they couldnt get it moving because of the weight of the water and melting tires so they had to leave it
Are there any good pictures of the Stormjaers? Can't seem to find any on Pinterest or Google Images
Yeah - it is interesting.
IMO the buffel was a contributing factor to the fatality. Military surplus gives you added confidence which encourages you to take risks you may otherwise not have. Similar to American Football vs. Rugby. Football players hit way harder because they think the helmet protects them, but in the end they have way more cases of brain damage.
In the above instance, these fellows went into a plantation without any backup. Probably thought the water and vehicle were enough protection. RIP to the poor fellow and I'm not saying I could have done it any better myself in the heat of the moment. Just think it's interesting.
These okes didnt know proper fires then