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Old 19 April 2018, 21:06
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Exclamation Airborne drop tests

The Army is testing a new Tactical vehicle for the SOP
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The Ammo Cans in the front,


https://www.army.mil/article/203956/..._to_completion
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Old 19 April 2018, 22:28
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Old 19 April 2018, 22:33
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I can see this working for about two minutes. Where is the armor?
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Old 20 April 2018, 00:25
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How is the picture you posted and the article you linked related?


This link describes the picture you posted... has a specific purpose with an armor option.
https://www.gd-ots.com/lightweight-tactical-vehicles/
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Old 20 April 2018, 03:46
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That was the web link that came up it was one the list of articles on the right
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Old 20 April 2018, 05:26
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Six months after fielding it'll weigh 14,000lbs!
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:53
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Reminds me of the dune buggy critter the Army was playing with in the early 90's.

Does this new thing fit in the 47's and V-22's (Osprey)?
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Old 23 April 2018, 20:46
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Reminds me of the dune buggy critter the Army was playing with in the early 90's.

Does this new thing fit in the 47's and V-22's (Osprey)?
Pinzgauers?

It doesn't matter. It will be bought & replaced in 2 years.
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Six months after fielding it'll weigh 14,000lbs!
So it's not just the Air Force
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:25
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Or the 5th grp Desert Assault vehicle, we had to push off the Airplane in Oman.
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Dumb tanker question, does the 50 guard the left flank?
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:58
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Dumb tanker question, does the 50 guard the left flank?
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Dumb tanker question, does the 50 guard the left flank?
There are swing arm mounts on all the doors except the driver's- any of them can mount a MG- if you look closely there is a SAW on the driver side passenger door.

This vehicle looks a lot like the prototype- minus the armor- demonstrated at the Nevada Automotive Test Center to me and a couple of Wexford Group (Big Daddy Klein was one of them) back in 07...

The trade off is speed vs armor- most of the 5th Group DMMWV's were not armored at first- the intimidation factor of the 'loaded for bear' and the demeanor of the crews reduced the frequency of attacks vs attacks on Big Army vehicles...
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Thanks Pete, IMHO I'd still fill those ammo cans full of sand.
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Old 20 April 2018, 09:33
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Thanks Pete, IMHO I'd still fill those ammo cans full of sand.
What's planned is usually not what gets fielded.

There is always the fight between weight vs protection and then there is size.
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Old 20 April 2018, 10:44
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Roger, reminds me of WW2 tankers catching flack from Patton for reinforcing their Shermans with logs and sand bags.
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That is the apocalyptic version of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster.

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Old 20 April 2018, 14:50
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I know this is going to astound some of you youngsters, but we used to fight without EVERYTHING being armored.
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Old 20 April 2018, 15:04
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I know this is going to astound some of you youngsters, but we used to fight without EVERYTHING being armored.

I was actually going to mention that as well. Not just vehicles either. Big Army guys and the Marines looking like the Michelin Man always made me shake my head. Throat protectors, groin protectors, shoulder protectors etc. I was very glad I never had to wear all that shit and could wear whatever I wanted.
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