Popular Mechanics – by Eric Limer
Somebody screwed up at the United States Army Garrison (USAG) in Hohenfels, Germany the other day because I am relatively sure that an airdropped Humvee is not supposed to move towards the ground quite that quickly. Someone in the 173rd Airborne Brigade probably has some explaining to do.
As posted on the U.S. Army WTF Moments Facebook page and highlighted by Foxtrot Alpha, the botched airdrop lead to the free fall and subsequent destruction of three Humvees. You can watch all of them absolutely crater below, but just brace yourself for some colorful language as the cameraman cheers on the vehicular carnage:
The Tactical Air Network poses a few possibilities as to what might have caused the accident, which include high winds or improper rigging attaching the parachutes to the Humvees, which it supposes is the most likely cause. But you don’t need to know exactly what happened to see that the results are, well, WOOF.
#skysoldiers #173d usawtfm pic.twitter.com/l7B80ARtuL
— U.S Army WTF! Moments (@TheWTFNation) April 12, 2016
Source: U.S Army WTF Moments, The Tactical Air Network via Foxtrot Alpha
8 thoughts on “Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom”
That’s funny. And the guys watching the show enjoyed it too.
No real loss. They are now what they truly are, junk.
Amen to that
an aluminum POS with no ballistic capabilities unless supplemented
slow , dodgy , and a maintenance nightmare
But, but, but my common core math assured me the calculations were correct!
Hey that carnage looks likes my neighbors front yard.
I guess it’s half price to get a hummer now.
Let’s submit a cleanup and recycle contract and submit it to the DOD.
We’ll make a killin….
Just have to be the lowest bidder….even by a buck.
how many times does this happen with out our knowledge ?
maybe we do have a chance if they try ML here
How many of these could you buy these for the price of ONE AM General H1 HMVEE?
Awww….man. You mean John McCain wasn’t in one of those Humvees? Can’t they do anything right with our tax dollars? How hard is it to tie him up and throw him in there and make it look like an accident?