3rd CEB Repairs an Assault Breacher Vehicle

07/14/2013: 3rd CEB Repairs an ABV

Credit:Regional Command Southwest:5/23/13

  • In the first two photos, U.S. Marines with 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), Regimental Combat Team 7 and Department of Defense civilians mount a turret on M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013.The Marines with 3rd CEB deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • In the third photo, a DynCorps International employe guides the turret of an M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), Regimental Combat Team 7 on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013.
  • In the final photo, a DynCorps International employees lower the turret of an M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), Regimental Combat Team 7 on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013.

According to the USMC, the role of the ABV in Afghanistan is as follows:

On December 3, 2009, the Marine Corps’ newest vehicle detonated its first path clearing line charge in Afghanistan. This happy occasion would mark the Assault Breacher Vehicle’s (ABV) first combat action and introduce a new method for combating Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Built on the chassis of a M1A1 Abrams Tank, the tracked ABV is equipped with a mine-clearing plow, a .50 cal machine gun and a device that fires a rocket-propelled line of C4 explosives up to 150 yards. Assault Breacher Vehicles ensure Marines can get to the battlefield without going through a minefield.

http://www.marines.com/operating-forces/equipment/vehicles/assault-breacher-vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

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