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" The two military services plan to buy a total of 55,000 of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, to start replacing the current combined fleet of about 140,000 Humvees."

 

How does 55K replace 140K?

 

plan to buy a total of 55K, to -begin- replacing...

 

 

Bad writing or boneheaded logistics?

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It looks like they just threw parts into a pile and put wheels on it. 

 

If you replaced "Wheels" with "Tracks", you just described the design process behind the WT E-100!

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"Future MRAP discovered to be immune to even the advanced, most powerful proposed future 152mm Russian tank munitions after crewman are discovered to be able to projectile vomit with enough sheer erosive and corrosive force to disintegrate a round mid flight, requires only looking in the mirrors of the vehicle to remind them exactly what they're riding in."

 

It's a bold strategy when you think of it, make a vehicle so goddamned hideous enemy fire doesn't even want to hit it, let alone can hit it.

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Wait a second. Will they actually be able to build these now that they've won the contract?

Or are we gonna see Joes tooling around in Chevy pickups like when the Humvee was introduced?

Which would be kind of awesome since I always wanted one of those surplus Army trucks as a kid for inexplicable reasons.

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Wait a second. Will they actually be able to build these now that they've won the contract?

Or are we gonna see Joes tooling around in Chevy pickups like when the Humvee was introduced?

Which would be kind of awesome since I always wanted one of those surplus Army trucks as a kid for inexplicable reasons.

You're thinking of a CUCV.  And for the most part they were decent.  They did have issues with the electrical system, and being an aspirated Diesel had all the sparkling onroad performance of a lithium addled geriatric.  But for a no-bullshit truck, they are hard to beat and made more sense as a utility vehicle than the HMMWV.

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KamAZ looks better than that car.

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That's not exactly a hard feat to achieve.

 

I mean for gods sake, LOOK AT IT! It could be a modern art masterpiece.

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CUCVs were still tooling around when I got out in 2000. 

There were a few series of CUCV after the common 6.2L versions.  Three IIRC, all some flavor of GM, four if you count the Dodge M880 series.

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There were a few series of CUCV after the common 6.2L versions.  Three IIRC, all some flavor of GM, four if you count the Dodge M880 series.

 

But to ask the important questions, were they less ugly then the Oshkosh JLTV?

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Think of any early 1980s Chevy truck. Now rattle can it green, brown and black. Put on orange emergency lights or have it carry something vaguely Army surplus. Or just find a Prepper with like six of em parked at their compound in various stages of disrepair.

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Yep. Still better than the Oshkosh offering.

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