Members of the Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in digital fatigues standing next to an Oshkosh M-ATV while testing an AT-4 anti-tank rocket. Now I want a decommissioned M-ATV. And a rocket. (Photo Credit: Spc. Eric Cabral/U.S. Army)
The Oshkosh M-ATV is the shiny new toy in the US military's wheeled vehicle fleet, just trickling into Afghanistan now to replace up-armored Humvees. We just got our first look at the thing and it's staggeringly huge in every way.
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.