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    Default Appears to be a few at Yermo waiting for demil

    From Friday. More than a few Hmmwvs waiting on demil. Many had the steel boxes with windows. I guess those get cut up. One of the employees said that many of the MWOs were applied in 2009 and the engines looked and ran perfectly.

    Here's what I noticed: There were a boatload. I couldn't tell if the entire lot was full but wow...

    Here's something else I noticed: When taking a photo, the chain link really lit up in the photo. I have been to the site a couple of times but had not taken any photos except of stuff I was trying to buy. I was amazed at how it changed after taking the shots.

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    The time of day and the suns position make all the difference when trying to shoot thru a chain link fence. Noon is the best time of day to keep the sun off of the fence sides and out of the lens.

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    What is that paddy wagon looking shelter? First I have seen that. Thanks for the pics.

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    If you are referring to the ones which have two horizontal windows, many of them are "paddy" wagon but they don't have tops. They're essentially reinforced troop carriers. I had to take a second look myself. I am assuming that a few of the rear areas have tops but I couldn't tell for sure. Without air, I'm willing to bet they'd be traveling hot boxes...maybe even without!
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    It was about 1300 or close to that.
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    I saw those armored box units when I was there in January.

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    Right now, there are lots of trucks being shipped out of Germany, but the armored box things, I have never seen here in Germany. I go on post 1-2 times a month, and drive the "Old Tank Trail" from Graf to Vielseck, often. But have never seen such a type truck. Looks like a small gun truck to me.

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    These are USMC specific. Saw one of these in New Orleans

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    I'm guessing those ones with the armor walls but no top are what the M1123s look like before the demil. Certainly explains why there are so many with virtually no miles on them, who would want to ride like that if anything else was available?

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