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Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

MaxxPro MRAP

The MaxxPro MRAP vehicle might become a standard US Army active duty vehicles in warzones



Entered service 2007
Crew 2 men
Personnel 4 - 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18.65 t
Length 6 - 6.7 m
Width 2.51 m
Height 2.92 m
Mobility
Engine International MaxxForce D9.3I6 diesel
Engine power 330 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 70%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 0.91 m

 

   The MaxxPro is a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, designed by Navistar International in cooperation with the Israeli Plasan. It was designed to take part in the US Military's MRAP programme. First vehicles were delivered for testing in 2007. Over 6 000 of these mine protected vehicles were built and several thousands of these vehicles are currently in service with the US Military. These armored vehicles might eventually replace all active duty HMMWVs as the standard US Army vehicles in Iraq and other warzones. The MaxxPro has been exported to a number of countries. Largest operators are Jordan (100), Romania (60) and Hungary (42).

   The basic MaxxPro is classed as a Category 1 vehicle. Vehicle utilizes a crew capsule and has a V-shaped hull, which do not extends to the engine bay. A V-shaped hull deflects the mine of IED blast away from the vehicle. During tests this MRAP vehicle survived a 7 kg land mine blast. Armor of the MaxxPro was designed and manufactured by the Israeli Plasan. Armored hull is bolted together rather than welded. This facilitates repair in the field conditions. Vehicle can be fitted with add-on armor. It also provides protection against direct fire and RPG rounds. The MaxxPro is fitted with NBC protection system.

   This armored vehicle can be fitted with a roof-mounted and shielded 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun.

   The MaxxPro MRAP uses International WorkStar 7000 truck chassis. Vehicle is powered by an International MaxxForce D9.3I6 diesel engine, developing 330 hp. Automotive parts of this armored vehicle are commercially available. There are three variants of the MaxxPro MRAP, which share the same platform and there is a high-degree of parts commonality among all variants.

 

Variants

 

   MaxxPro XL, a larger Category 2 vehicle;

   MaxxPro Plus, it has increased engine power and payload. Vehicle features added protection against explosively formed penetrators;

   MaxxPro Dash, a lighter, smaller and more mobile variant, which is also less prone to rollover. It is worth mentioning that the rollover problem has plagued MRAP vehicles.

 

Video of the MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

 

 
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