Humvee stories

 
Your Mom may still love driving a Humvee to the mall, but the military has different needs for its combat operations these days. Some 20 years after the Humvee first rolled out, the military is now entering the second phase of the project to choose its successor.
 
Some guys just need a hobby. Qu Zhibo from China's Sichuan Province is one of those guys — he's spent the last three years cobbling together a miniature vehicle that is dubbed a "knock off " Hummer. Amazingly he only spent about 4,000 yuan ($600 USD) to do it.
 
Rocket-propelled grenades, probably best known for their supporting roles in various Michael Bay movies, are a real and ever-present danger to armored vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's a tough problem: How do you stop an explosive that's about to...