|11th September 2009, 16:27||#1|
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Jeep for Army!
Cant MM make something similar to this for Indian Army?
Then we civillians can have this in auctions!
here is the news about Jeep re-entering military market!
Chrysler has partnered with the Jankel Group to bring new tactical versions of the once iconic Jeep back to the battlefield.
“What the J8 is, really, is a tremendously capable and flexible platform for modifications,” Jack Robinson, Jeep Government & Military Sales General Manager says. “Our business model is to have Jankel, JGMS’s parent company, work with Jeep engineering to create a family of vehicles.”
The J8 is based on the commercially available Jeep Unlimited and has been extensively modified for military operations. The common, long-wheelbase, drivetrain is available in 12 configurations that include a three- or five-door light patrol vehicle variant, pickup truck variant, personnel carrier variant, armored variant, cargo variant and ambulance variant.
Chrysler began with the Jeep Unlimited gave it a VM Motori 2.8L, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine then reinforced the frame, added heavy-duty brakes, engine cooling and suspension systems, a upgraded axles and an enhanced air filtration system that is designed to keep the vehicle running for 5 hours in a desert sandstorm. Many of the upgrade parts came from the Dodge truck line.
Chrysler then turned to the military vehicle engineering specialists at Jankel Armour Holding in the UK to modify the vehicle further for use in military operations. The Brits designed 12 variants by adding roll-bars, tubular mounts for weapons and accessories, a weapon turret, a folding windshield, and light ballistic armor to the J8 base vehicle.
The conversions from base vehicle to each of the 10 other variants can be completed in an average of 25 man hours on the South Carolina factory floor and Jeep will offer modification packages for local assembly.
The base, 3-door vehicle is priced in the high $30,000’s
Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition 2009
|11th September 2009, 16:34||#2|
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I dont like J8 because it is too long, very poor break over angle!! Our MM550 is any day better not mentioning AXE. The only one thing goes in favour of J8 is space and may be better and powerful engines! I feel MM550 NGCS is much better and tougher!
|12th November 2009, 08:01||#3|
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Please forgive my ignorance. Will our MM550, be able to support one LMG and one Assualt Rifle/Grenade Launcher along with its staff and supplies, it looks too small to carry a crew of 1 driver, 1 communicator and 2 gunners with supply. I drove the J8 civilian equivalent over a weekend blame the US car market, Chrysler has thrown in everything and their brother to sell them here, so my friend got a brand new one for $18K, We took it out offroading to Grand Father Mountains, and the stock one effortlessly did what to the skin modified Wranglers did, I did like it a lot. It almost also became a submarine .
|12th November 2009, 10:02||#4|
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Thanks for posting this.
The winch integrated into bumper is fantastic idea, its innovative and looks better.
|13th November 2009, 16:41||#5|
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I guess i've seen this pic of a Jeep used for Military application earlier on t-bhp. This particular model is used by some country.
Apart from the armor / guns, is the one in the 1st post further modified.
Last edited by testdrive : 13th November 2009 at 16:43. Reason: Addition