sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

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...