There are a lot of military vehicles used up until today around the world. The military car mentioned below are quite famous and some of them are still used in various armies across the globe. Here is the detailed information about the famous vehicles used for military purposes.
The famous HDT Storm SRTV
If you play the game Halo, you will see this vehicle similar to the warthog. The SRTV stands for Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle. The design of the car is suitable to make the car able to be airdropped. This vehicle is still used by the US Para-Rescue team.
The vehicle has a weight around 1700kg with an engine power of 430 hp. The suspension and tires installed are perfect for a long trip. Because this vehicle often times airdropped, it can fit various military cargo planes such as the Hercules, Globemaster III, and Chinook.
The “Viking” or BvS 10
Being used in the UK forces for a long time, the BvS 10 has another name which is the Viking. This vehicle has twin chassis and equipped with heavy armor. It is an amphibious vehicle made by the BAE Systems’ Swedish subsidiary Hägglunds. If you look at the vehicle, it can be divided into several parts. The front part is a 2.2 meters, five-tonne car while the rear part is 3.5-tonne rear car with a length around 2.1 meters.
The anti-explosive, Cougar 6×6
This vehicle is extremely useful when used in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past. This is because, during the conflict, there are various IEDs or improvised explosive devices. Cougar 6×6 is specially designed to withstand the impact of the IEDs. A variation of this vehicle is the Wolfhound, which is used by the British Army.
What makes this vehicle is so durable towards the IEDs is the V-shaped hull. The design will deflect a big amount of explosive force away from the vehicle. There is one case where a Cougar 6×6 get a direct hit from an IED underneath the vehicle.
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All of the soldiers inside the vehicle are safe, only the vehicle is damaged. You can also check the history that there is almost no one lost their lives from IEDs when riding the Cougar.
The legendary Willys Jeep
Willys Jeep or Willys MB ‘Jeep’ is probably the most famous military car around the world, although it serves for civilian purposes rather than military purposes in the modern era.
This vehicle first produced around the time of World War II and after the war ended, the car inspired a lot of car producers to produce similar cars. In the past, there 360,000 cars produced by The Willys company and 277,000 cars produced by Ford.
The military car mentioned above are all famous, even some of them are still used until now. Overall, the design and power of the vehicle should meet the need for military purposes. Therefore, most of the vehicles above are in general, heavier and have more power compared to the civilian vehicle.