Thursday, September 22, 2011

VIDEO: Oshkosh L-ATV to Replace the Humvee

The U.S. Army is planning on replacing the Humvee with a vehicle that is better suited for war zones... Introducing the latest replacement from the Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense: the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle or more simply:  L-ATV
First of all, the L-ATV is well-armored. Its passenger capsule is scalable, and can accept multiple armor configurations, depending on the situation. The capsule's modular design also allows for compatibility with future technological upgrades. Road bumps are soaked up by Oshkosh's proprietary TAK-4i independent suspension system, which offers 20 inches (50.8 cm) of travel per wheel. According to the company, that is 25 percent more than any vehicle currently in use by the U.S. Military. 
...so does this mean in a couple of years we'll see the L-ATV available for civilian use like it's predecessor the Hummer?


via gizmag


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