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Today i wanna suggest one of the JLTV vehicles i wanna see in War Thunder. In this instance the L-ATV with the Kongsberg 30mm gun mount added with the Javalin ATGM.
The JLTV was started due to the US military wanting to replace their Humwee from main service. In the JLTV program there is multiple MRAPs that have been tested as a potential replacement.
The Oshkosh Defence L-ATV MRAP was selected as the winner and rewarded a contract of 6.7 billion US$ to produce approximately 17000 MRAPs for the US military. And contracts for more vehicles are being made both inside and outside the US. The L-ATV is seing service in a number of countries. Which include the US, Lithuania, Montenegro, Brazil and more.
Oshkosh is company that specializes in building Trucks for both military use and Firefighter for civilian use. And to top it off they build Cranes and emergency equipment. And this is a company that has gathered expertise in these type of product over 100 years ago. Back when the company was founded in 1917.
The Specific JLTV i am suggesting is the L-ATV with the Kongsberg LW30 gun mount. This variant is designed to be able to engage enemy fortified positions. And to also be able to engage light armored targets and tanks with it’s 30mm M230LF autocannon and FGM-148 Javelin ATGM. However for lighter targets the mount also features a 7.62mm machine gun.
The L-ATV with the Kongsberg LW30 gun mount was tested at the Redstone Test Center Alabama with satisfying results.
The M230LF is a lightweight variant of the regular M230 Chain Gun used on the AH-64 Apache. The M230LF is able to use identical ammunition types as on the Standard M230 Bushmaster. These ammo types include HE Frag, Airburst, Semi Armor Piercing shells and other variants.
Protection. Armored Glass and composite armor which is designed to resist mine blasts and 12.7mm machine gun fire.
Crew. 3+ Driver, Comander, Gunner.
Weight 6.4+ tons.
Engine. 866T V-8 diesel 397 hp.
Speed. 120 km/h.
Guns. 30mm M230LF Bushmaster. 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun, FGM-148 Javelin ATGM.
Hope you guys like the suggestion. I think it would be really great to see some modern MRAPs repesented ingame which would offer an interresting type of gameplay. And i think a great place to start is within the famous JLTV program. If you are interested in other simular type of light armored vehicle suggestions. I have suggested the Humwee with simular armement layout that i will link below.
Scott Gourley on Twitter: “Speaking of platform lethality, one effort highlighted at #BUC2019 explores the possibilities of an @OshkoshDefense #JLTV equipped with a Kongsberg LW30. /M230LF wpn station https://t.co/UNMZUbtmyD” / Twitter
JLTV L-ATV Oshkosh light combat tactical all-terrain vehicle data | US Army wheeled and armoured vehicle UK | United States US Army Military equipment UK (armyrecognition.com) (with 3d rendering of L-ATV)
(JLTV) L-ATV Kongsberg LW30 - USA - War Thunder - Official Forum