Monday, March 28, 2005

Armored Humvees and Electioneering

The Hobbesian Conservative fires a zinger at the MSM while noting that the "scandal" of unarmored humvees before the elections has vanished since. Oh, and all that new armor? The rate of deaths due to rollovers has doubled due to the higher center of gravity… (Scroll to March 21)

As HC notes:

more armor does not necessarily make something better. Classically, the advantage of cavalry has been mobility. Then some genius decided to put heavy armour on the knights. Great, now the knights are armoured, but the mobility advantage of being on horseback is gone. To armour or not is a question that has plagued military planners since the first guy figured out he could throw rocks instead of fighting close in with a stick.

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