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(Popular Science)   When the military decides to build a combat SUV, they don't kid around   (popsci.com) divider line 46
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2014-06-26 11:17:40 AM  
Meh. I prefer the original

www.motornomadics.com
 
2014-06-26 01:19:37 PM  
The body is protected against normal bullets at a reasonable range

Who uses normal bullets?

Image courtesy of Israel Military Industries


Oh, except the Palestinians.
 
2014-06-26 02:23:03 PM  
One hit to that suspension and it's the worlds most expensive coffin.

NEXT
 
2014-06-26 02:26:57 PM  
Several thousand rednecks are thinking, "Hot damn! That'd look great with a Confederate Flag streamin' off the back!"
 
2014-06-26 02:33:07 PM  
Let me know when they surpass the Mini Moke

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-26 02:39:43 PM  

TheNewJesus: One hit to that suspension and it's the worlds most expensive coffin.

NEXT


Yeah, I imagine you could extend the body panels to cover the tops of the wheels, either way rubber wheels aren't very explosion resistant.
 
2014-06-26 02:45:46 PM  

TheNewJesus: One hit to that suspension and it's the worlds most expensive coffin.

NEXT


Put a few grenades under it and you can make it jump
 
2014-06-26 02:49:54 PM  
Doesn't one always use normal bullets at a reasonable distance in a war?

/No.
 
2014-06-26 02:55:29 PM  
Wait, so you're saying the H2 isn't an adequate vehicle for a war zone?
 
2014-06-26 02:57:04 PM  

germ78: Wait, so you're saying the H2 isn't an adequate vehicle for a war zone?


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2014-06-26 03:02:32 PM  
Except when they send unarmored hummers to Iraq, Then they're kinda joking around a little.

/just a little.
 
2014-06-26 03:03:13 PM  

FlippityFlap: Doesn't one always use normal bullets at a reasonable distance in a war?

/No.


Typically, that's all one can afford in the quantities an army uses. My question is: how well does it handle IEDs? Those are a significant part of modern asymetric warfare.
 
2014-06-26 03:09:29 PM  
Just the thing to run out and fark up some unsuspecting country with.

How many billions per?  (with cost overruns).
 
2014-06-26 03:09:58 PM  
duneii.com

/the spice must flow
 
2014-06-26 03:15:55 PM  
I think it looks like a puma.
 
2014-06-26 03:22:04 PM  
Coming soon to your local Police Department.
 
2014-06-26 03:23:45 PM  
Tommycooker.

300-500 mile range means big gas tank, right?  And what looks like minimal or non-existent armor?

/ Yet another car trying to be an APC.
 
2014-06-26 03:31:43 PM  
I had something similar when I was a kid. it ran off 2 AA batteries


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2014-06-26 03:37:03 PM  

germ78: Wait, so you're saying the H2 isn't an adequate vehicle for a war zone?


Well, it's adequate, I guess, but you really want the improved version, the H3. It's totally bad ass.
 
2014-06-26 03:37:31 PM  
Mercedes Unimog did it better

defense-update.com
 
2014-06-26 03:38:46 PM  

TheNewJesus: One hit to that suspension and it's the worlds most expensive coffin.

NEXT


It looks like it's designed to sacrifice mobility for survivability with a force deflective undercarriage design. You end up in an immobile box, but alive and hopefully capable of escape.
 
2014-06-26 04:40:52 PM  
I can't wait for the civilian version.
 
2014-06-26 04:48:45 PM  

maniacbastard: Mercedes Unimog did it better

[defense-update.com image 400x303]


I see your toy and raise you

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-26 04:50:05 PM  
Designed by Hasbro for GI Joe
 
2014-06-26 05:41:21 PM  
Can we break the cost into something understandable, like College Educations Per Minute (CEPM) or Family Meals per Annum (FMPA)?
 
2014-06-26 06:14:15 PM  

germ78: Wait, so you're saying the H2 isn't an adequate vehicle for a war zone?


A Tahoe in a Power Ranger suit?  You're welcome to try it.  I'll be waaay over there.
 
2014-06-26 06:19:58 PM  
What kind of gas mileage does it get?
 
2014-06-26 07:08:15 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: maniacbastard: Mercedes Unimog did it better

[defense-update.com image 400x303]

I see your toy and raise you

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-26 07:32:09 PM  
I think I'll get one for the wife, she's always complaining about the poorly maintained parking lots at soccer fields.
 
2014-06-26 07:32:30 PM  
That'll come in handy in the new Police State we'll be living in 20 or 30 years.   i can't wait.
 
2014-06-26 07:33:49 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I can't wait for the civilian version.



and new buyers will get a tax cut for the purchase a la george bush jr.
 
2014-06-26 07:34:34 PM  

joeshill: Just the thing to run out and fark up some unsuspecting country with.

How many billions per?  (with cost overruns).



doesn't matter how much it costs.  tax payer is paying for it.
 
2014-06-26 07:35:10 PM  

GanjSmokr: Coming soon to your local Police Department.



BINGO!    U win.    well, they do need to "protect" us, ya' know.
 
2014-06-26 07:36:59 PM  

TheNewJesus: One hit to that suspension and it's the worlds most expensive coffin.

NEXT



well done.  someone is thinking ahead.   molotov cocktail, anyone?
 
2014-06-26 07:55:10 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-26 08:07:02 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Meh. I prefer the original

[www.motornomadics.com image 300x191]


Good for picking up girls in Minsk.

www.minsknightlife.net
 
2014-06-26 10:40:13 PM  
 
2014-06-26 11:11:56 PM  
assets.blog.hemmings.com
 
2014-06-26 11:15:58 PM  
meh... shoot the tires.
 
2014-06-26 11:25:00 PM  

Slam Bradley: [duneii.com image 182x110]

/the spice must flow


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-27 12:46:01 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Meh. I prefer the original

[www.motornomadics.com image 300x191]


Dad had one in Lime green. Sold the trailer when I joined the Army in 1970 and ordered it immediately. Think it was a 1973 and boy did he love the pushbutton airbag leveling and remote start Onan generator
 
2014-06-27 06:56:26 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: maniacbastard: Mercedes Unimog did it better

[defense-update.com image 400x303]

I see your toy and raise you


img.fark.net

Wow... look at the size of the fans on that thing!! Wonder if it can handle crysis 2 on highest settings?
 
2014-06-27 07:58:19 AM  

maniacbastard: Mercedes Unimog did it better

[defense-update.com image 400x303]


What's the life expectancy of the guy operating the machine gun in a fire-fight?  Two, three minutes?
 
2014-06-27 08:18:18 AM  
Fail. No V shaped hull to help with mine blasts? Somebody hasn't been paying attention.
 
2014-06-27 10:03:30 AM  
Commander Asshole frowns on your lack of Megaforce pics.

www.badmovies.org
 
2014-06-27 04:35:26 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Commander Asshole frowns on your lack of Megaforce pics.

[www.badmovies.org image 400x272]


More like..

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