U.S. Army rolls out its new cutting-edge combat vehicle
The U.S. Army selected the Oshkosh Defense L-ATV as the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), replacing the 30-year-old Humvee with a more modern combat vehicle. To more effectively handle harsh terrain and guard against IEDs, the Army needed a vehicle with the lightweight maneuverability of the Humvee and the ultra-durable protection of the MRAP. To get acquainted with the Oshkosh JLTV and understand why the Army chose it to replace the Humvee on the battlefield, we've compared these vehicles side by side.
|Name||High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle||Joint Light Tactical Vehicle|
|Manufacturer||AM General||Oshkosh Defense|
|Average Unit Cost||$220,000||< $399,000|
|Hull Protection||Flat Design||V-Shaped Design|
|Engine||GEP 6.5 L Turbo Diesel V8||Militarized Duramax 6.6 L Turbo Diesel V8|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic||Allison 6-speed automatic|
|Suspension||Independent 4Ã—4||TAK-4i Intelligent Independent Suspension|
|Curb Weight||7,500 lb||14,000 lb|
|Top Speed||70 mph||100+ mph (electronically limited to 70 mph)|
|Horsepower||190 hp||Classified (400 hp in commerical version)|
|Fuel Range||250 miles/tank||300 miles/tank|
|Fording Depth (without snorkel kit)||2.5'||5'|
|Ground Clearance||18"||Classified (24 - 36" expected)|
|Side Slope Capability||30%||40%|
|Climb Capability||18" Vertical Step||24" Vertical Step|
|Reliability (miles between failure)||2,968 miles||7,051 miles|
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