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The JERRV/Cougar in the deep desert calling worms, mining spice, and generally annoying the Fremen.
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Sentinel by *swiftgmoon ( Suggested by ihamo and Featured by 1pen )

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NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
(A great description!)
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
a really atmospheric pic. the truck looks both ugly and reassuring, a safe home-on-wheels.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Safe, but wildly uncomfortable, but three guys can live out of one for weeks.  I keep suggestion that they slap a bunch of armor on some Winnebagos, but so far nobody in charge has liked the idea.
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IRphotogirl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Photographer
Or how to create beauty out of a very sad place and moment :nod: 

Congrats on your DD btw
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  Lots of beauty everywhere.  Even there, doing that.  The trick is remembering to see it.
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Great work sir, was that your ride?
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep.  The old girl kept my team and me safe for six months defusing IEDs in Helmand.  Will always have a special place in my heart.
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I can understand the bond that one would form with their vehicle if they have some close calls with them. During your tour, did you ever experience any moments such as IED explosions or ambushes where you felt your vehicle would let you down? 
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Not really, these Cougars are the Cadillac of armored vehicles.  Felt a lot safer than bumping around Iraq in "Mad Max" armored vehicles back on '05.  Getting out of the truck can be a little nerve wracking but when you're in there you feel pretty secure.
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2014
Good to here that they are a reliable vehicle to have around when on patrol. I remember when the Canadian Forces first started out in Afghanistan, they patrolled with the Iltis, which was a deathtrap to be in. Thankfully the CF was able to procure the LAVs, RG-31s, Cougars, and Leapord 2s. Otherwise, they would have continued to be ripped apart.
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful  :clap: :clap:
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THanks.
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem  :)
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Great impact!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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Deceptico Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Shot!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank.
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DrunkMouse7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I yhink its MRAP- Mine resistant ambush protected
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Daerevon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I dunno if the Pic or the Text under it is better, i like both, good work :)
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  I always feel a bit like we're the Sardaukar when we're out and about.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work congratulations!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Lol. Ya hya chouhada.
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sentinel Prime?? :O
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL.
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD!
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LordAltros Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
beautiful shot.
i'm curious.
why isn't the MRAP (i think that's how its written. never had to write it before) outfitted with the equipment that pretty much became standard issue?
the PVC along the top and the rhino (i think it was called).
the attachment in the front that had a heat device that would set off IED's before the vehicle could trigger it itself.

also,
Afghanistan or Iraq?
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  This was taken in Afghanistan, and without getting into OPSEC stuff, the missing devices you mentioned were developed to counter specific threats which were not present in our particular AOR.

They would have just meant extra weight and maintenance.  The Army unit we supported had those things but being Air Force, and being EOD, we are allowed to make that kind of judgement call.  I'd have had it installed just to look like everyone else, as EOD can be seen as a high value target, but we were the only Cougar style MRAP on that route clearance team so we weren't going to be fooling the Taliban anyway.
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LordAltros Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
well i'll be damned. 
always thought that stuff was SOP.

when i was in theater, every one i saw was geared up with it.

i can get how the airforce was more lenient. 
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really a fantastic shot! Nice job :)
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the well deserved DD !
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.

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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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ExevaloN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the description hehe. Awesome photo too.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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ascendingeagle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
reminds me of the mecha tank from the anime THE THIRD (or Girl with the third blue eye)

very nice
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.  *checks google*  Yeah, those tanks do have sort of a similar "feel", I suppose.
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That picture description is hilarious!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  I always feel a bit like the Saurdukar when we're out and about.
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Well, you probably do see strange things out there I guess. Hehehe.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Great photo! 
Love the Dune reference as well
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.  I always feel like the Sardaukar when we're out and about.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Nice. Who doesn't like to think that once in a while? 
I still think the chapter when Leto rescues those workers from the spice harvester is one of the best. 
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally, it's when he shows himself as separate from his lineage and as a leader who is beholden to the people.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I always found the beginning of the book to be too short. I would have loved to read more on how the Atreides settled in Arrakis and the rising political tensions. I felt that the book progressed to quickly from Paul on Caladan, to the estate on Arakeen, to feeling in the desert. 

Even other events like Paul having a son were kind of mentioned and then pushed aside only to be brought up again briefly. Still the best book I've read mind you.  
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callme007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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