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This soldier may look like Chewbacca, but his suit makes him one of the deadliest fighters on the battlefield

  • Snipers have to be able to disappear on the battlefield in a way that other troops do not, and the ghillie suit is a key part of what makes these elite warfighters masters of concealment.
  • A ghillie suit is a kind of camouflaged uniform that snipers use to disappear in any environment, be it desert, woodland, sand, or snow.
  • US Army Staff Sgt. David Smith, an instructor at the service's sniper school, recently showed off a ghillie suit that he put together from scratch using jute twine and other materials.

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'Most unusual' vehicle stopped on M25

  • A homemade motorcycle stopped on the M25 was described by a traffic officer as the "most unusual vehicle" he had apprehended in 26 years.
  • It was spotted just before junction 21 for the M1 in Hertfordshire at about 20:30 BST on Sunday.
  • A police spokeswoman said the vehicle was approved and registered by the DVLA.
  • Another roads policing officer called the vehicle a "homemade electric motorcycle" which was "made from bits of balsa wood and duct tape".
  • Sgt Stephen Andrews, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: "This is certainly not a vehicle that is seen very often on our roads but after road side inspection we couldn't find anything that would prevent the rider to continue his journey.
  • A spokeswoman for the force said the vehicle was "registered as a motorbike with a 'shell' around it made mostly out of fibreglass and plastic".

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