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Strong enough to resist the effects of blast from a mine.‘within five minutes a mineproof vehicle had arrived at the scene’
armour-plated, steel-plated, ironclad, mailedView synonyms
- ‘The delay in getting armoured vehicles, including mine-proof Warthogs and Ridgebacks, is certain to hamper operations.’
- ‘The 12-ton, mine-proof Cougar is US built and carries 16 men.’
- ‘This vehicle may be somewhat mineproof, but there is no crew protection from small arms fire, shrapnel or kids with rocks.’
- ‘Mineproof vehicles were targeted, resulting in a large number of fatalities.’
- ‘A body armour firm in Westcliff has landed a £500,000 deal to supply UN aid workers with the latest in body armour, helmets and mine-proof car mats.’
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