• Feb 8, 2007
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As recruiting tools go, these are some closers! They should be enough to get just about any job done, on the battlefield or in the recruiting office. After wandering around the manufacturer displays, and seeing a few aftermarket and specialty booths, coming upon an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter can take your breath away. Or a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. And to see the two of them together, with an International military transport, a Hummer and even an OCC Army themed chopper can instantly transport a grown man back to his youth, playing soldier in the dirt out back. Regardless of your stand on the current world situation, or where your political beliefs put you, as car people we know these high-horsepower fighting machines make an impression. And not just the impression left by their 20mm canons or TOW missiles. The Go Army/Army Strong stand gave all of us a chance to feel like kids again -- until we tried to scale the rock wall and came crashing back to reality.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Wouldn't have thought that helicopters would be the best recruiting tool at the moment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The interior (and the punishing ride) of a Hummvee seems like a good arguement against entering the military.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't believe their there for show.

      Personally, I've noticed allot more military presence at these big trade shows. I think it's a counter terrorism measure. Call me kooky, but it makes me feel safer when their around.

      Just a hunch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      meh! The Playboy Edition F14 Tomcat was a lot better than the Cobra
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is actually what got my college-educated brother in law into armor. But instead he's assigned to some woosy little Stryker vehicle:

      http://www.army.mil/features/stryker/default.htm

      It's some 8-wheeled multi-ton transport type thing with a cannon on top. After a weight decrease, I guess they're only around 38,000 pounds now...
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