What do you think of the HMMWV's replacement - the JLTV?

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  1. Terrex profile image77
    Terrexposted 3 years ago

    What do you think of the HMMWV's replacement - the JLTV?

    The Humvee, ubiquitous workhorse of the US military since 1985 has been replaced with the JLTV. Call me a traditionalist, but I just don't like how the JLTV looks. When the M-151A MUTT was replaced by the HMMWV, it was a beautiful change; this isn't.

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  2. lions44 profile image97
    lions44posted 3 years ago

    I just saw one on the road the other day (I work near an Army base).  It surprised me because I did not think they were coming out so soon.  It look tough, most so than the humvee.  I hope it is.  I did note it had a higher suspension than the humvee, and is probably more armored beneath the drivers compartment.

    1. Terrex profile image77
      Terrexposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, lucky you! Wish I could get up- close to one.
      You're right about the suspension. The humvee looks like a baby next to the JLTV cos it is the little bro of the MRAPS (manufactured by the same company). It's got the same level of protection also.

    2. lions44 profile image97
      lions44posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thx Terrex.  A win by default.  But since it looks like we have troops heading back to Iraq early next year, this JLTV might get a baptism of fire.

    3. Terrex profile image77
      Terrexposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      lol abt the default win.
      I really hope the arab countries pull up their socks to combat the terror in Iraq and not rely on others ( and then blame them for 'invading').

 
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