The Cougar 6x6 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) military truck weighs about 35,000 pounds when it’s intact. Even with a chunk missing it still takes an epic tow truck, a specially-built towing tank, and one seriously beefy big rig to haul off.
NASA is best known for its work with space-faring vehicles, including some very cool space cars. But the agency has a rich history of unique vehicles here on Earth, too, including many important contributions to the automotive industry. Here are the Earth cars of NASA.
Remember that Mercedes G 63 AMG 6x6 we saw dressed up like an evil Tonka Truck, peeking out of a jet plane? It was built by Russian luxo-warmachine factory "Dartz" for a customer who wanted them to recreate the 6-wheeled monster military truck from Die Hard 5.
Evacuating injured soldiers from the mountains of Afghanistan is often a task too difficult for a Humvee and too dangerous for a helicopter, which is why the Army's debuting this M-ATV-based mine-resistant ambulance for the campaign.
Back in June, the Department of Defense awarded Oshkosh the $1.05 billion contract for mine resistant ambush protected all terrain vehicles (MRAP-ATV), the first seven have been delivered to Afghanistan, so let's take a closer look at this thing.
BAE Systems has developed a smaller and lighter off-roading version of their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. It's undergoing testing right now at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, but we're ready to pony-up now.
It's got to be tough living in the middle of a war zone, in a strange country, under constant stress. So it's understandable when troops blow off a little steam by being goofy. For example, ghost-riding Humvees and MRAP's. Yep, the craze that started with a yellow short bus and later saw bored suburban kids crashing…
Remember when we went into the current conflict abroad with, lets say, less than proper equipment for the guerrilla warfare situation our ground troops would find? Remember how the quick fix was to up-armor the existing Humvee's to protect the troops inside as best as could be managed? Well, this is a possible long…
It's not often you get to play around with giant prototype military tow trucks, but then again, you don't get to drive robotic tanks every day either. The RG33L MRRMV is a platform modified version of the now in theater MRAP, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Basically a big-ass truck with a V-shaped blast…