Thanks to Bryan for the link!
By instantly you’ve heard nearly Oshkosh winning the JLTV contest. This footling rip isn’t nearly that company. I’m a huge fan of their MTVR (I believe it to endure the most useful vehicle inwards the inventory at this time)…this is a rip nearly the JLTV concept for the Marine Corps. Check this out from USNI News.
The shift for the Marines agency replacing the 74 Humvees currently inwards its infantry battalions amongst 69 JLTVs.
“The intent is to supersede 5,500 vehicles that are most probable endure inwards straight combat,” Col. Andrew Bianca, U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Program Executive Officer, Land Systems, said during the briefing.
Ok. That sounds reasonable right? Wrong. Marines deploy aboard ship. They’re frontwards deployed aboard Navy Amphibious Ships. Check out the following….
Oshkosh Defense — the Marines volition instantly operate on how to integrate the vehicle on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of amphibious warships designed for the much smaller legacy Humvee.
For example, the San Antonio-class (LPD-17) landing platform dock amphibious warship was designed to acquit 5,500 pound Humvees non 14,000 to 15,000 pound JLTVs.
“As you lot deploy out on a [Marine Expeditionary Unit], yep it’s non a one-for-one swap every bit far every bit infinite available on the ships. There is roughly additional [weight] growth but you lot too accept an increase inwards protection, an increase inwards surgical physical care for as well as an increase inwards payload to accompany that also,” Rodgers said.
Ok. Lets create a footling math. I believe (and I could easily endure wrong) that the average MEU deploys amongst nearly threescore Humvees. Lets endure generous as well as cutting that let on past times 10 as well as tell its 50. Assume that the JLTV is to a greater extent than capable as well as they’re able to larn past times amongst 45.
You only added 1/2 1 yard k pounds of weight to your send (250 curt tons). Additionally that added weight inwards vehicles volition non carry the same let on of Marines as well as thence you’re going to terminate upward using your MTVRs inwards the carry role….again.
But the biggest effect is the weight. For all the beak of a lighter Marine Corps it only got heavier. What’s worse? The ACV volition endure heavier than the AAV!
So nosotros volition accept ships that are carrying heavier loads (which agency that nosotros volition accept fewer fighting vehicles), amongst vehicles that acquit fewer Marines, as well as a Marine Corps to a greater extent than theme on vertical onset every minute!
Its diabolical. Its heed numbing. Its begs the question. Who is coming upward amongst this shit?