tbh a lot of jokes on tumblr that start out funny get rly annoying after a while but none pizza with left beef hasn’t gotten any less funny in like two years and I’m not sure why
Marshal law in full effect there wow #mikebrown #ferguson
Quick note here.
It’s hard to see from the picture, but I’m pretty sure those aren’t tanks. If they were tanks it’d be pretty ridiculous, but the reality is actually a bit more scarier. I’m 90% certain those are M2 Bradley IFVs. IFV stands for Infantry Fighting Vehicle. These things are designed for two things: transporting friendly infantry, and killing enemy infantry.
Now, I’m sure that the DoD is not going to sell M2s to police forces with working M242 chain guns on top, they probably have water cannons or rubber bullet cannons on top. I don’t know, I couldn’t find anything about M2s being sold to police forces. However, I’m fairly certain that’s what these are, considering the DoD is phasing these out in favor of a new ground combat vehicle, so selling them off as surplus is way cheaper than just destroying them or storing them somewhere.
Basically, don’t call these tanks. They’re IFVs. Calling them tanks just opens the movement up to criticisms of ignorance from other people trying to find something to nitpick at. Not trying to be critical here, just wanted to share what I thought was interesting and helpful.
Oh also these are manufactured by Bae systems. Bae.