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Humvees and Flatbeds in somalia

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Humvees and Flatbeds in somalia
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 3, 2003 1:43 PM
Does anyone know exactly what version of the Humvee and flatbed truck was used in the Somalia incident in 1993???
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Posted by kaleu on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 12:18 AM
According to Mark Bowden's book "Black Hawk Down", the vehicles are referred to as wide bodied Humvees and 5 ton trucks. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 9, 2003 1:30 PM
I'm not sure what the exact model/version was. It's possible that there were a couple different versions out there. Most of the stories you read, they don't include the model number.

BlackHawk Down

Chapter 11: Besieged, disoriented as bullets fly

Chapter 16: Furious attacks on a second convoy

Glossary - Humvee

From the above, take a look at this and it should help to narrow it down.

FAS: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 9, 2003 6:15 PM
The version of 5 ton truck I think was the M925 and the humvees were the normal hatch back version

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