I always figured demolition would be the best part of any property renovation project. But you know what they say; if a sledgehammer is good, a three-ton army truck is better.
NASA is looking to swap their old M113 armored astronaut taxis for surplus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks that are retiring from combat duty. And no, they don’t need all that bombproofing just to look cool.
Workmen assemble a Canadian Military Pattern truck on the Ford assembly line in Windsor, Ontario. March, 1941. [BibiloArchives Canada]
Saddle up, comrades— the next iteration of the loud and proud Russian paramilitary SUV known as the one and only Dartz Prombron is here; codename: White Horse.
Some Russian dudes were cruising along, minding their own dash cam when a military tank blasted out of the snow and across their path like something out of GoldenEye.
The Australian car industry might be running out of juice, but Down Under military machine manufacturer Thales is still determined to represent what the country can do in manufacturing.
The latest in army truck awesomeness from the US Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin makes real-life Transformers look plausible— their new Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) brings fully robotic functionality to the US military's largest land vehicles.
This is way cooler than that Nissan Amazon found a giant box for, it's a damn five-passenger hovering tank with a kickass stereo and nice patina to boot!
Approximately 13,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected trucks have "outlived their original purpose" and are now being given away as-is for free by the US military. Get your ass down to the local motorpool tell 'em Andrew sent ya!
A reader spotted this old military rig in Oakehampton, UK last April. I'd like to think it will have a second shot at life as an expedition rig. Can you tell us anything about it?
The Jamaica Defense Force has just ordered twelve Bushmaster troop carriers from Thales Australia. When they're delivered in 2015, they'll be the most powerful machines in a decidedly diverse motorpool.
The Swedish Armed Forces have purchased 102 BvS10 treaded vehicles to add to their existing fleet of 48 from BAE Systems at about $1.18 million a piece. And who could blame them, isn't this just the most precious people mover you've ever seen?
This mean green machine creatively named the "Ultra Light Vehicle" (ULV) might be America's next go-to Army truck, and it's propelled by a Subaru diesel-electric hybrid engine.
If you're on the market for the ultimate small car-crushing offroad rig, look no further than this rebuilt 1971 AM General M35A2 Custom Crew Cab. C & C Equipment, a custom truck shop in Indiana, completely refurbished the thing with awesome '70s-vintage camo paint and modern, more comfortable seats.
It's huge, it's the only one in America, and best of all it fits in a two car garage. Meet the massive TAM-110. Currently listed on Ebay, this rare monster sets a new standard of drool-worthiness and obscurity in the already awesome world of Armageddon-proof ex-military trucks.