Infantry Drills

E-49: Protection Advantages

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E-49. The M1114 is an up-armored HMMWV providing ballistic, artillery, and mine-blast protection to vehicle occupants. The M1114 can protect occupants from 7.62-mm assault rifle armor-piercing rounds and 155-mm artillery airbursts, and provides 12 pounds front and four pounds of rear antitank mine protection. Other protection features include complete perimeter ballistic protection, mine blast protection, and a turret shield for the gunner. Supplemental armor packages are available for many models of the HMMWV. This armor has been shown to be effective against IEDs.

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