Friday, November 10, 2017

Interesting list but they left off the most important weapon in the Marine Corps arsenal...

Via National Interest.
In the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean forces will root and and destroy the regime of Kim Jong-un. The need to properly secure the country’s weapons of mass destruction will necessitate an invasion of North Korea, much of which will come by sea. Leading the way will be the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). Here are five USMC weapon systems necessary in Korean War II.
Story here. 

The list is kinda interesting but nothing spectacular.  It covers the basic Marine Corps standbys.

So why this post?

Because its probably my fault, maybe your fault, maybe our jaded view of things and the love of stuff that goes boom, but from my seat the most important vehicle in the Marine Corps wasn't covered and gets very little airtime on these or any other pages.

What's the system?


Troop carrier, supply mule, primary weapons mover...the list goes on. The Marine Corps won't win unless these vehicles are up and doing their jobs.

Want to know what the new jeep has been for the last 20 years (at least in the Marines)?  Its the MTVR.  Oshkosh isn't properly promoting this vehicle cause it should be taking the world by storm.

Wildfire work?  Dial in the MTVR.  High water rescue? Not perfect but it can handle a fair bit.  Supply?  Every allied nation we have really should be in on this.

If we pushed vehicles the way we pushed planes we'd get more bang for the buck and commonality with allies on systems that count.

The MTVR is the real war winner.  Its just not sexy.

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