3.19.2006

181st Transportation Battalion Tiger Teams In Iraq

The Tiger Team consist of two armored HMMWVs with an ARMOX produced armored box in the back. The hardened HMMWVs usually had a ring mounted machinegun on the cab and a couple of pedestal mounted machineguns in the armored box. The purpose of the Tiger Team vehicles was to drive ahead of the convoy searching for improvised explosive devices or signs of enemy ambush. When approaching intersections, they blocked oncoming traffic so that the convoy would pass unmolested. They also fell behind the convoy to prevent host nation vehicles from intruding in the convoys and shooting at the drivers. Read More

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