15 Assault Breacher Vehicle
The Joker, the nickname given by the crew to one of the 72 ton, 40 foot long Assault Breacher Vehicles. "The Joker" is seeing its first combat duty in Operation Cobra's Anger in Afghanistan. ABV's are fitted with a plow and nearly 7,000 pounds of explosives. The Breachers are the Marines Corps' answer to the deadliest threat facing United States and NATO troops in Afghanistan, thousands of land mines and roadside bombs aka improvised explosive devices, that litter the Afghan taliban region.