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awndray
08-28-2015, 11:44 AM
http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/oshkosh-defense-jltv_100524644_l.jpg


The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee as it's more commonly known, has served the United States military since 1984. More than 280,000 of them have been built, beat up, and used in far-flung places all around the globe. The U.S. military is ready to move on, though, which means a new vehicle has to step up and take its place. That vehicle has been found, and a new production contract has been awarded to Oshkosh Defense of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The $6.7 billion contract goes to Oshkosh after it beat out competition from Lockheed Martin and Humvee-producer AM General. Oshkosh will now be responsible for production of the Humvee successor, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV. While the initial contract is worth just under seven billion, it's expected that the full contract will run upward of $30 billion spread out over the next few decades.

Testing of the JLTV has found that it can withstand mine blasts just like the massive MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles that were first used by the U.S. in 2007. It also needs to be fleet of foot, and Oshkosh states that its JLTV is up 70 percent faster over rough terrain when compared to the outgoing Humvee. It does all of that while being able to get troops in and out of combat.

Oshkosh will build the JLTV in two-and four-seat variants. The two-seater will be built in one version, while the four-seater will be available in two configurations: a General Purpose vehicle and a Close Combat Weapons Carrier. There's also a trailer that goes along with the JLTV. The shape of the vehicle allows it to fit inside of a C-130 transport plane, so it can be deployed wherever it's needed. No word yet on whether there will be a civilian version for the Schwarzenegger types among us.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1099774_oshkosh-defense-jltv-relieves-the-humvee-of-its-duties-video

kennymo
08-28-2015, 11:50 AM
. No word yet on whether there will be a civilian version for the Schwarzenegger types among us.

Wouldn't you just be the king of hunting camp.....a few years back there were a ton of Americans coming up for goose hunting with full size Humvees, haven't seen too many in the last while. Not sure if it's an economy thing or the trend just wore off.

Do these seem like they're based on a heavy duty truck body to anyone else? Like a 3 ton slung low with four wheel drive and big knobbies? Not much for a size reference in the photo.

Doug_M
08-28-2015, 11:53 AM
Looks cool and I want one. But when I hear "Oshkosh" I think of:

http://www.fabuloussavings.com/brands/oshkosh-bgosh/images/8556_screenshot.jpg

and

https://www.pea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OSH-North-40-3-Copyright-EAA.jpg

tinbird
03-29-2016, 07:32 PM
Yeah, I was wondering what the aviation community was getting itself into as well LOL

FALover
03-29-2016, 07:39 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3116/2504477030_876a3646ae_z.jpg?zz=1

Either that or firetrucks.

RangeBob
03-29-2016, 08:29 PM
Oshkosh will build the JLTV in two ... seat variants
How many could a WWII jeep carry?


A Humvee could drive up a short wall. Not that that was particularly useful for anything. But hey, a Humvee could drive up a short wall.

Justice
04-29-2016, 12:27 PM
A Humvee could drive up a short wall while using the whole fuel tank to do it. 6.7 litre diesel, as I recall. Worked briefly in the plant that made the rag tops for 'em. Engineer said they were pigs on fuel. Very small seating capacity too.
"...a W.W. II jeep carry?..." Wasn't a personnel carrier, but I had 5 of us, not in any way comfortably for the 3 guys in back, in one. No radios or anything else. And a Jeep could drive up a short wall too. Issue with 'em was mostly their age and no parts.

coastal
04-29-2016, 02:02 PM
Wouldn't you just be the king of hunting camp.....a few years back there were a ton of Americans coming up for goose hunting with full size Humvees, haven't seen too many in the last while. Not sure if it's an economy thing or the trend just wore off.

Do these seem like they're based on a heavy duty truck body to anyone else? Like a 3 ton slung low with four wheel drive and big knobbies? Not much for a size reference in the photo.

I can see ifs and irs and it looks heavy duty... Definitely not based on a pickup.

Flashpoint
05-01-2016, 11:15 PM
https://humvee.com/

Good news for us that they're offering Humvees to the public now. I definitely want in on the iconic vehicle, although sadly enough, I don't think I could ever afford one, not in a lifetime. They're amazingly capable vehicles, provided you don't load them up with 300-pound armoured doors and windows they were never intended to carry.

Money is always the obstacle... :(

firemachine69
05-02-2016, 05:06 AM
https://humvee.com/

Good news for us that they're offering Humvees to the public now. I definitely want in on the iconic vehicle, although sadly enough, I don't think I could ever afford one, not in a lifetime. They're amazingly capable vehicles, provided you don't load them up with 300-pound armoured doors and windows they were never intended to carry.

Money is always the obstacle... :(



Some scrap heaps called Humvees went at the last auction for $170K... USD... Yeah, definitely not an entry-level hobby to own and restore one of those.

graz
05-29-2016, 09:52 PM
I know the humvee was pretty capable but I always felt it was overdone, with no thought to operational economy or even fuel economy. Way too much $$$ for what you needed it to do.

Kobs
06-09-2016, 05:18 PM
How about one of those it's available to the public... Pffft! yeah right lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic

TheHydrant
06-09-2016, 05:49 PM
If cash were no object....the Marauder.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/9e1b833a03cf95c5d93b7ae51ee3d308.jpg

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SIR VEYOR
06-09-2016, 06:13 PM
https://humvee.com/

Good news for us that they're offering Humvees to the public now. I definitely want in on the iconic vehicle, although sadly enough, I don't think I could ever afford one, not in a lifetime. They're amazingly capable vehicles, provided you don't load them up with 300-pound armoured doors and windows they were never intended to carry.

Money is always the obstacle... :(

You can get a body kit to go on a Jeep. More interior room, better economy and more nimble in narrow areas...

And there are some body kits for older Chevys too. Get a 6.5TD for authenticity.

mavrik9
06-09-2016, 08:57 PM
How many could a WWII jeep carry?


A Humvee could drive up a short wall. Not that that was particularly useful for anything. But hey, a Humvee could drive up a short wall.
Who needs to drive up a short wall when you can just drive through it?

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polskadude
01-24-2017, 04:29 AM
US Army Humvees are for sale on GovPlanet dot Com every week. They've sold over 4000 already.
Some as cheap as 3000USD (rough shape, need parts and work) up to $30,000 which are in very good shape, with a legal road title.

I was looking to get one of the cheaper ones, but several factors stopped me.
First one being these are for offroad use ONLY and the US will not give you a title for it. I asked at the MTO office and if America wont give me a title, Canada wont let me put it on the road.
Next issue was "Q" demill military vehicles can only be sold to civilians from this site, so I would need a buddy to buy it for me.
Decided to cancel. But it would be neat to have a real Humvee.

Relic49
01-24-2017, 07:11 AM
If cash were no object....the Marauder.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/9e1b833a03cf95c5d93b7ae51ee3d308.jpg

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:cool:This would make a great bug out SUV.;D

2002Hummer
11-16-2019, 11:13 PM
how about a surplus MTV or a LMTV. A heavy duty truck.

RobertMcC
11-17-2019, 03:58 AM
How about one of those it's available to the public... Pffft! yeah right lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic

Funny someone necro this thread. Little FYI, in 2007 the RG31 was fairly new for Canadians in Afghanistan, buddy was saying in 2010 they were junk. Asked what happened, and he said. We actually left them overseas, never brought them back.