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Jackal 1/2/2A - HMT 400

High Mobility Weapons Platform

Jackal 2A 4x4 HMT - Courtesy of Supacat, Ltd.


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Menacity SRV/OAV: 2001; Jackal 1: 2007; Jackal 2: 2009; Jackal 2A: 2010
Manufactured by: Supacat, Ltd. (Prime Contractor) and Babcock Marine (Manufacturer)
Crew: Jackal 1 = 2+1
Jackal 2/2a = 2+2
Armament: Front Passenger: Various Including 7.62mm GPMG; Rear Gun Ring: Various Including .50 cal M2HB, 12.7mm GMG, 40mm Grenade Launcher and possibly Javelin AT Weapon
Engine: Jackal 1: (6) Cylinder 5.9L Diesel; Jackal 2/2A: (6) Cylinder 6.7L Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The initial vehicle was named the High Mobility Transport (HMT 4x4) and was developed as a private venture by Supacat.  Even to this day, Supacat refers to the vehicle as the HMT400.  Shortly after the HMT's appearance it was procured by the British SAS as their new Surveillance and Reconnaissance Vehicle/Offensive Action Vehicle and was named the "Menacity" SRV/OAV.

With the success of the SRV, the British Military procured further vehicles and they were initially called the M-WMIK (Mobility - Weapons Mounted Installation Kit) vehicle and then later named Jackal High Mobility Weapons Platform.  Subsequently, the Jackal 2 and Coyote 6x6 TSV went into production at the same time and are based on a similar chassis with a commonality of parts. The Jackals are similar and can be confused for Supacat's HMT Extenda 4x4E.

The main differences between the Jackal 1 & Jackal 2/2A vehicles are: the Jackal 2 has a more powerful engine, strengthened chassis and suspension (with corrresponding higher performance capacity and heavier vehicle weight) and a 4th blast protected seat (which wasn't similarily protected on the Jackal 1).  Visually, the most prominent differences are the side-mounted spare tire mounts on the Jackal 2 are protected by armor and its weapons ring mount is bit higher than the Jackal 1 (to allow for a 360 degree firing arc), but can be folded down. Finally, the latest vehicle version, the Jackal 2A, went into service in 2010 and is fitted with increased ballistic/mine protection.
Data Sheet Available:   Supacat HMT 400 Specifications Sheet

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Supacat HMT 400 Photos (Jackal First Production Model) Ian Young - England
Jackal 1 4x4 HMWP Photos (RAF Regiment) Martyn Smith - England
  Jackal 1 4x4 HMWP Photos UK Ministry of Defence (Crown Copyright)
    Jackal 1 4x4 HMWP Photos (Royal Marines) UK Ministry of Defence (Crown Copyright)
Jackal 1 4x4 HMWP Photos Ian Young
      Jackal 1 4x4 HMWP (Danish Jaeger Corps) Photos North American Treaty Organization (NATO)
Jackal 2 4x4 HMWP Photo Supacat, Ltd.
      Jackal 2 4x4 HMWP Photos UK Ministry of Defence (Crown Copyright)
Jackal 2 4x4 HMWP Photos Ian Young
Jackal 2a 4x4 HMWP Photo Above Supacat, Ltd.

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Jackal 1 Information and Photos Defense Industry Daily Website
Jackal 1 & 2/HMT400 Information and Photos Supacat Website
Jackal 2 Information and Photos British Army Website

Printed

Reference Author
"Cats Gone Feral" Article in July 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine Shaun Connors
"Day of the Jackal" (Build Review of the Airfix 1/48 SUPACAT HMT400 Jackal Model) (June 2013 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) Johan Augustsson
"Exercise Pashtun Dagger" - May 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine Geoff Fletcher
"Exercise Pashtun Dawn" - January 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine Geoff Fletcher
"Jackal High Mobility Weapons Platform & Coyote Tactical Support Vehicle - Light" (9019) (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
"Mother of Invention" (April 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"Plastic Surgery" (Covers Plastic-Based Armor Types) January 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine Ian Young
Special Operations Patrol Vehicles: Afghanistan & Iraq (New Vanguard #179)- Osprey Publishing

Book Review by Patrick Keenan (via Armor Modeling & Preservation Society Website)
Leigh Neville
"Tough Guy- MWMIK In Detail" Article in the March 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine James Lyle

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Jackal 1 4x4 SRV Model Kit (K176) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit
Jackal 2 4x4 SRV Model Kit (K177) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit
Supacat MWMIK "Jackal" Model Kit (A05301) Airfix 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
British Forces - Forward Assault Group (BA50124).  Airfix 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic. Includes Jackal SRV model kit and also comes with figures and modeling supplies.
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Jackal and Coyote Photo-Etched Set (A65002) Airfix 1/48 Photo Etched Stainless Steel.
 Supacat Jackal Accessory Set (E4803) Black Dog 1/48 Multi-Media Kit; For Airfix Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Photos of the 1/35 Jackal 1 4x4 Model Kit Accurate Armour
Photos of the 1/35 Jackal 2 4x4 Model Kit Accurate Armour