This was a class on one method of slowing down and stopping an assailant’s vehicle while both vehicles are still in motion. It is a very dangerous exercise but, like most of these exercises, it was a lot of fun.
The care featured in these pictures illustrate the result of a car having its back right side repeatedly rammed. A rough estimate would be about 90 times for that exercise. We use old cars with tougher bodies because they last throughout the entire exercise… Sometimes. Of course some of the exercises we train on will destroy cars after only a few runs.
On this day, instead of being in the passenger side of the student vehicle instructing soldiers on how to properly execute the steps in the exercise, I was in the "Target Car". It is always a lot of fun to drive a car that gets smashed into repeatedly for an entire day. It is like being a kid again and not getting sent to your room for wrecking the car... Over... And over... And over again. I recommend everyone try it some day. (Only under the close supervision of a certified instructor in a place that is authorized to hold this type of training.)
Above all else: PLEASE ALWAYS BE SAFE IN EVERYTHING YOU DO!!! - Don’t take chances because you might not get a second one to do things better next time.