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    Default L-ATV Could Become the New Humvee



    from the article:
    Proposed by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle is roughly the same size as the Humvee, but it’s lighter and more agile, and it is more reliable. Most importantly, Oshkosh has managed to offer the same level of protection as a MRAP in the L-ATV by shrinking down the armor and making it light, thus maintaining the vehicle’s speed and off-road prowess.


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    Sounds good. As long as we all agree it's not very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazman View Post
    Sounds good. As long as we all agree it's not very pretty.
    No problem, the Humvee was also never pretty. Bad-ass? Maybe. Pretty? Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazman View Post
    Sounds good. As long as we all agree it's not very pretty.
    I think it's ****ing gorgeous.

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    Although I have no idea what i'm talking about i'm sure they said something similar about "how surprisingly light it is" when this first came out:



    Then 20 some off years later and it looks like this:




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    Awesome vehicle!!! Ten stars for L-ATV(**********).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazman View Post
    Sounds good. As long as we all agree it's not very pretty.
    Defense systems were never supposto to be sexy, just work. I think it looks better then the Hummer. Soon we will see them rolling down American streets like the Hummer.

    The front of it reminds me of the Batmobile in The Dark Knight trilogy.

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    Something to think about is this is a waste for most HMMWV missions. to replace armament carriers OK, but most of the HMMWV fleet is cargo / shelter carriers, not gun trucks. It has less capacity than a M998

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    Those pictures remind me of South African Mamba style vehicle

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    Have to agree with you there. It looks like a good "gun truck" for use by cav scouts, forward observers, D Cos and the like, but there are dozens of uses for a utility vehicle that do not require armor or a weapons system. This is OIF/OEF logic superceding reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by LineDoggie View Post
    Something to think about is this is a waste for most HMMWV missions. to replace armament carriers OK, but most of the HMMWV fleet is cargo / shelter carriers, not gun trucks. It has less capacity than a M998

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    Quote Originally Posted by LineDoggie View Post
    Something to think about is this is a waste for most HMMWV missions. to replace armament carriers OK, but most of the HMMWV fleet is cargo / shelter carriers, not gun trucks. It has less capacity than a M998

    Yup exactly. It replaces the MRAPs (some still with the new car smell), the US military wants to get rid of, with something with better off road capability. Most M998s work as light trucks. At half a million bucks a pop, I hope they're not planning on replacing all the Humvees with it, one for one.

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    Armor kit by Plasan?

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    My first thought (having driven 10's of thousands of miles off-road in harsh environments) is that the nose of that thing is ludicrously high (poor visibility for obstacles and narrow passages).

    Replacing the HMMWV...I guess? The HMMWV was a weird duck. We built it as a large replacement for something like the WW2 Jeep. Then we sent it into frontline combat and were surprised it didn't protect people (something it was never meant to do). The HMMWV carries out a hundred different tasks and not all of them are combat related. So if the military aims to replace vehicles serving in combat environments, I understand. I just hope a utility work truck is planned to replace all of the non-armored functions the HMMWV is used for.

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    As some background the M998 HMMWV was designed to replace the M151 Jeep, M880 Dodge Pickup, M1000 Series Chevy Blazers, (And the M37 and M715's still being used at the time in some ARNG/USAR units)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LineDoggie View Post
    It has less capacity than a M998

    M998 - 2,500 lbs
    M1037 - 3,600 lbs (I don't remember if that includes the shelter)
    M1097 - 4,400 lbs

    JLTV Cat A - 3,500 lbs
    JLTV Cat B - 4,500 lbs
    JLTV Cat C - 5,100 lbs

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