When A HummVee Just Won't Cut It: The Armet Gurkha


Sometimes in Iraq, or hell — sometimes in Queens — even an up-armored HumVee just won't cut it. That's when you need the Gurkha by the armor-freaks at Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc. out of Toronto, ON. The squat and hedgehog-lookin' 19,000 lb beast-of-an-armored-vehicle ain't just built to shrug off a roadside bomb with its high strength ballistic aluminum armor, or stop a bullet from an AK-47 with its ballistic glass. No, it's also pretty fast for its size — with a top speed of 93 mph. Also, considering the cost is only $200,000 — we're kind of wondering why the US Army doesn't ditch the $300,000+ HumVee for these bad boys. One more pic after the jump. [Hat tip to Amanda!]

When A HummVee Just Won't Cut It: The Armet Gurkha

Armet Armored Vehicles

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