The evolution of armoured vehicles in Afghanistan

Armoured vehicles can be the difference between life or death for service personnel on the roads in Afghanistan. Acting Corporal Martin Wotjak died in Afghanistan in 2009 after the Vector he was travelling in hit an IED.  An inquest into his death was critical of the vehicle and it has been claimed that if he had been in a more heavily protected vehicle he may have survived the blast. Since then, vehicles used by our troops have developed. I looked at what has changed in Helmand since 2009 and spoke to one soldier who had recently tested his vehicle to the very limit.

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