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Monday, May 7, 2012

The difference between 'want' and 'need'

The Marauder is manufactured by the Paramount Group in the Republic of South Africa. The vehicle is an MRAP (mine-protected vehicle) and was featured in the first episode of Top Gear, Season 17. (LINK) It's considered to be the most powerful civilian vehicle in the world and I don't think that the claim is spurious. 



Air Burst

155mm High Explosive at 60m Azimeth 360 deg Elevation 0-30 deg

Ballistic Protection

7.62x54mm RB 32 API & .50cal API (Equivalent to STANAG 4569 level III)

Mine ProtectionMine Protection  

Double anti-tank mine (14kg TNT) under any wheel. Single anti-mine (7kg) under the hull. (Higher than STANAG 4569 level 4a and 4b)#


If you're driving the mean streets of Sinaloa State, Republic of Mexico, there really isn't anything else to compare. It will stop a .50 BMG AP round fired anywhere on the vehicle and will defend against a Russian/Chicom rocket propelled anti-tank grenade (RPG-7). So I not only want one, I think that I need one...

9 comments:

  1. Hell, I need one of those for my daily commute in DC :-)

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  2. Old NFO, it would make the Leesburg Pike a whole lot more acceptable -- and fun.

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  3. Is that the next LL Mobile?

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  4. WoFat - I wish...

    Opus #6 - I'm sure that you could pay extra.

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  5. I have some time behind the wheel of Oshkosh version, it was a happy place...we did some minor converstions, but the best - weld another step on the back, that is a far way down for the "appropriately sized operator."

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  6. Race - As a civilian ride, this monster would seem to be peerless. You'd be ready for the Zombies. In fact, let them come!!

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  7. Just go to your local dealer and get one then.

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  8. Well if you get one my son can repair it for you courtesy of the US Air Force...just sayin'

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