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Our friends at DefenseTech take a look at the Buffalo, a massive bomb disposal truck with a claw that can grab and destroy IEDs in the field. The best part? It's air conditioned. However, even though it is heavily armored, it is still not 100% safe.

I talked to several soldiers who had Buffalo-riding buddies injured by the handmade bombs—and by their own thick skulls. These guys would dig up an explosive with the Buffalo's spindly claw. And then, they'd be so proud of what they found, they'd want to snap a quick picture of their prize. So they'd use the claw to bring the bomb right up to the Buffalo's cab. And then, the IED would go off.


Bomb-Busting Buffalo [DefenseTech]