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Having the barrel stuffed up with mud (as seen in the video) obviously won't affect the firing mechanism, but does it constitute a danger?

The best answer to that is "Yes", and the best thing to do at that point is stop, clear the barrel, and only then resume firing.

A longer answer would be that not every obstruction will cause damage or failure, it depends on the weapon, many other details, etc.

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We have plastic caps that slide on the end if required:wink2:. And can be fired without removing, causing no issues.:gun:

Only one issue: you have to go to armory to get a new one. No problem on the deployment...p.i.t.a. at home base :-D

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Canadian LAV1/2/3 mobility test

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Yes, if one wants to test a AFV, then Gagetown would be the place as in this vid.:gun:

Note the runnung on flats, bit misleading in one shot. I can tell from 1st hand knowledge that running run-flat tires at hgh speeds for more than 1kn can be very dangerous to you and the veh. The run-flats inner core of solid rubber will heat up, and blow the out side tire all to hell, causing loss of control and most likly at the high speed a roll over. Best to take it slow 30kph to get to the repair pers as we don't carrie spares, well we did , but thats another story.:c:

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That Sir is wrong!

Surely 'IN SOME CASES' an IED would break the track of a tank and render it immobile while the same IED would just blow the wheel off a wheeled AFV. In which case it MIGHT be able to continue, no?

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Best to take it slow 30kph to get to the repair pers as we don't carrie spares, well we did , but thats another story.:c:

You don't carry spares!!

Maybe the terrain is rougher (greater risk of tyre spike) here but we have at least one spare on every vehicle.

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You don't carry spares!!

Maybe the terrain is rougher (greater risk of tyre spike) here but we have at least one spare on every vehicle.

Well we did, but who in their right mind is going to move a wheel and tyre:c:, a bad back waitin to happen:wink2:.

When we did have them mounted, it took a AFV/truck with a crane device to remove, and place said wheel on the veh, so in the end they just brought the wheel with the veh, and we called it a day:luxhello:. Those things are way to heavy for the crew to be moving without some injuries then, or later on in life.:1:

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Well we did, but who in their right mind is going to move a wheel and tyre:c:, a bad back waitin to happen:wink2:.

When we did have them mounted, it took a AFV/truck with a crane device to remove, and place said wheel on the veh, so in the end they just brought the wheel with the veh, and we called it a day:luxhello:. Those things are way to heavy for the crew to be moving without some injuries then, or later on in life.:1:

Hmm, ok maybe its harder in snow.

But it was/is a crew task here (note emphasis on "crew"*, not "individual"). Just like trackwork is not just the Driver's job (unless there is a need to maintain security, etc.).

* Having had the pleasure of being a member of such a crew on more than one occasion.

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