Hell, our 3.4% raise will cost the tax payers some where in the ball park of 80 billion... That is this much:Oh yeah, my taxes just went up again
The M-ATV and the ELSORV are for completely different missions. The M-ATV is a MRAP for Afganistan. The M-ATV an armored vehicle hardened to counter act mine and IED's but with the idea to keep it smaller and lighter for afganistan's terrain. Yes I know it weighs 13,000 lbs[\b], but its still light compared to a Buffalo. AP rounds aren't really a concern for them unless they are coming out of a 20mm or 25mm barrel. The big achilles heal in all of the Mine Resistant vehicles is EFP's (explosively formed projectiles) pretty mucha slug of molten copper that cuts right through the armor. Luckily the enemy in Afghanistan is eons behind their iraqi brethren in terms of IED technology
i agree with you on this. it was never intended for HUGE production numbers on the order of MRAP. it was intended to be a recon vehicle of sorts....I work ona marine base hear in GA. We build some Mraps and about a 100 humvees a month. I`ve heard talk of this thing but, seriously dought its gonna go into full blown production just due to the fact that they love the MRAP. Its saving lives. We are always working on upgrading the armor on these things. .
Four companies to be exact(Force Protection, International Military & Govt, BAE Systems: US Ground Combat Systems, and BAE Systems: Global Tactical Systems). To really confuse you, all of our harness wires are white and all pneumatic lines are black... try trouble shooting that one... :laughing:Bad thing about an MRAP is several companies had a hand in building them and the wiring is fucked up for mech working on them. One company may have put red wire for a gauge and the next a blue. Makes for some aggravating troubleshooting.
Doubt you will see integration of D-Max into the Hummer. JLTV is intended to fill that roll (though i see that one getting canceled due to production not slated until late 2013). Hummers are only slow and gutless once up-armored. common problem with all vehicles...By the way for anyone who thinks hummers are cool. They fucking suck. I hate driving the slow gutless basterds. Now if they had Duramaxes in them that would be dif. Which I have heard that could be coming down the pipe.
Not sure what they're going to come up with. I know one of the owners at the machine shop that was machining a block of aluminum, something like 4'x4', for the machine that was being made to simulate the acceleration rates of the blasts so they could do some R&D. Pretty crazy stuff