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Victor
30th October 2008, 17:55
Pic from another thread.

What are the lines on the top deck of the front AFV - it makes the "UN" writing wavy.

Is it just grip from carrying purposes?

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02tAbSq6rD1kk/610x.jpg

mugs
30th October 2008, 18:41
Probably an air vent into the engine

Fireplace
30th October 2008, 18:59
It's the ribbed glacis of the BMP-1. One of it's most distinguishing features.

California Tanker
30th October 2008, 20:22
Except in this case they're BMP-2s.

They stop ricochets, particularly of small arms, from bouncing up into more sensitive areas like optics.

Earlier Merkavas had similar ribbing in the cut-out for the gunner's sight.

NTM

Goldie fish
30th October 2008, 20:27
Ribbed, for extra pleasure.

GoneToTheCanner
30th October 2008, 21:41
Tie-down points for loot?
regards
GttC