Sometimes air power just isn't enough, meaning the military has to send in ground forces to subdue a foe. How much do you know about the military's ground assault vehicles?
It is one of the heaviest tanks in the world.
The Swiss MOWAG Piranha, which has a much cooler name, is the inspiration for the American LAVs.
Just fast enough to stay out of range of most enemy weapons.
Versions of this gun have been in use since the 1960s.
It shreds an enemy's defenses to make way for other assault vehicles.
It's meant to keep the crew safer and more comfortable in combat environments.
The 85-foot bridge can support a 70-ton vehicle and change the course of a battle.
Since its introduction in 1980, it has seen major upgrades in all aspects of its engineering.
These powerful engines help lug the weight of the armor protecting the crew.
As a result, crews were forced to take roads, which were lined with enemy traps.
It can also produce infrared screens that disrupt enemy weapons.
It is the main battle tank of the United States and has been exported to other countries as well.
These "trucks" will likely be deployed in the thousands as the program continues.
It acquires targets and relays that information to vehicles that do the real shooting.
It's heavy armor is designed to protect the crew while it clears a path for battle units.
A mine might disable the vehicle but the crew will be safe; the vehicle can be retrieved and repaired.
The incredible density of depleted uranium helps make the armor heavier and tougher.
It has a winch and a boom crane to help pull other vehicles out of trouble; it also has a large machine gun for defense.
The two men both won the Medal of Honor posthumously, one after WWII and one after Vietnam.
It could blast a flame for more than half a minute at a range of 650 feet.
Manufacturers expect that some of these vehicles are going to need repair work.
You can pick up yours in urban, woodland, sand or olive drab; candy red is not an option.
It has dozens of variants and has become one of the most useful military vehicles in the world.
It has seen action from Africa to the Falklands to Iraq.
Crews can drive the vehicle in four-wheel or all-wheel drive.
How handy would that be for your own car?
It also has 200 rounds of .50-caliber machine ammo ready to fire at any moment.
Enemy bullets and gasoline do not mix.
Just like with consumer SUVs, this one can topple over if you swing the steering wheel too fast at high speed.
The per-unit cost has risen in recent years, leading to criticism from budget analysts.