Nuovi M-ATV arrivano in Afghanistan per i Marines

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Nuovi M-ATV arrivano in Afghanistan per i Marines

Messaggio  cece il Mar Ott 27 2009, 22:50

Although this is an Army Artcle I understand the Marine Corps will also be getting this vehicle for operations in Afghanistan so thought I would post the article and a few photos. And I have to say it really looks like a good bit of kit !!

New M-ATV Arrives in Southern Afghanistan

Story by Spc. Elisebet Freeburg

Date: 10.22.2009

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan—The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.

After months of government testing, the Department of Defence awarded a contract June 2009, to Oshkosh Corporation to supply an initial order valued at $1.05 billion for more than 2,000 M-ATVs.

"This is a very different environment than Iraq, so as we came in and continued to fight the fight in Afghanistan, we realized it requires a little bit different equipment or modification than what we have," said Lt. Col. Richard Haggerty, the Regional Command-South deputy director for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology.

With an independent suspension system designed for off-road mobility, the M-ATV is built specifically to navigate Afghanistan's rugged landscape.

"The M-ATV really answers some of the challenges of the terrain, high altitudes and the real unevenness of a lot of the terrain out there," said Haggerty.

The M-ATV seats four passengers and one gunner, and features an armour system with a "V" shaped hull engineered to protect occupants from enemy attack.

"It looks like a modified, huge, heavy-duty Jeep," said Anthony Deluca, the Kandahar site lead for the MRAP program. "It's got very good suspension systems, and everyone raves about how well it functions in the field."

While some original MRAP vehicles may weigh nearly 60,000 pounds, the M-ATV weighs approximately 25,000 pounds. Including standard equipment and fuel.

"We're trying to get the Soldier exactly what he needs to be successful in the battlefield," said Haggerty.

These initial eight vehicles will be used to train drivers and mechanics from units selected to receive M-ATVs.

per chi non capisse l'inglese, in parole povere, dice che arrivano circa 2000 M-ATV in Afghanistan a disposizione dei Marines. Le caratteristiche sono eccellenti: sistema di sospensioni indipendente che permette di viaggiare fuori strada lungo le lande desolate afghane, ha uno scudo balistico a "V" come il lince per ridurre la capacità esplosiva dell'IED sul veicolo e a pieno carico pesa 1/4 di un MRAP, può alloggiare fino a 5 soldati (1 in ralla )

in pochi anni gli humvee spariranno dalla circolazione



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Messaggio  Mino il Mer Ott 28 2009, 01:15

Un mezzo veramente fantastico....lo VOGLIOOOO!!!!....vado subito a vedere se ne vendono alcuni....sai arrivare a Milano Marittima su uno di questi...e parcheggiare comodamente su di un bel ferrari fiammente.... Laughing Exclamation


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Messaggio  doc il Mer Ott 28 2009, 13:17

veramente SPALATO

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