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M1240/M1240A1 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV)


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2009
Manufactured by: Oshkosh Defense
Crew: 4+1 Gunner
Armament:

(1) M2HB .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, M240 7.62mm MG, M249 5.56mm MG, Mk 19/Mk 47 40mm Grenade Launcher OR TOW ATGM. Can Also mount the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System (CROWS) 2.

Engine:

(6) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Catepillar C7)

Miscellaneous Info:

The M-ATV was designed as a more capable temporary replacement (until the availability of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) to US Military's fleet of up-armored HMMWV's, which were quickly aging and also found to be lacking in performance in hostile environments such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The vehicles were also envisioned to be a highly protected, but more a maneuverable alternative to the larger, more cumbersome MRAP fleet in use. The M-ATV uses the proven and very capable chassis and TAK-4 suspension, which has been used in the USMC's Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) truck series. 

The first version of the M-ATV's in US Military service were subsequently designated M1240.  Due to the IED threat encountered in Afghanistan, later vehicles were fittted with the Underbody Improvement Kit package (C-Kit Armor) and designated M1240A1.  Other armor packages subsequently fitted to the M-ATV series include EFP Add-on Kits to defeat explosively formed penetrators and RPG Protection Kits (Q-Net Armor) to protect the vehicles against rocket propelled grenades.

Other M-ATV variants in service with the US Military include the M1245 SOCOM Special Forces Vehicle and M-ATV Tactical Ambulance, both put into service in 2010. In addition, Oshkosh Defense has also produced other variants of the M-ATV and hopes they will find a place in the US Military arsenal.  The vehicles are the 2.5 Ton Cargo Carrier and Multi-Mission Vehicle (MMV).  The MMV is available in (4) four configurations: Command & Control, Reconnaissance, TOW ITAS and Troop Carrier.

Data Sheet Available:   M-ATV Base Model Sales Brochure (Oshkosh Defense)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  M-ATV Family Product Brochure Oshkosh Defense
  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Slideshow Presentation (2011) US Department of Defense's Joint Program Office-MRAP via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
  M-ATV Photo 15th Brigade Support Battalion- 2nd Brigade Combat Team - US 1st Cavalry Division
      M-ATV Photos Anthony Basso (USMC) - North Carolina, USA
M-ATV Photos Joel Gewirtz - Northbrook, IL USA
M-ATV Photos Oshkosh Defense Website
  M-ATV Photo William Testaert - Brussels, Belgium
  M-ATV Photo (2016: Multinational Force & Observers - Sinai, Egypt) U.S. Army vi Joe Trevithick
M-ATV Photos Ian Young - Great Britain
  M-ATV & M1114 HMMWV Photo U.S. Department of Defense
  M-ATV & M1151 HMMWV Photo U.S. Army
  M-ATV Ambulance Product Brochure Oshkosh Defense
M-ATV Ambulance Photos Oshkosh Defense
M-ATV Ambulance Photos Ian Young
  M-ATV with M230LF 30mm Lightweight Chain Gun Photo (Live Fire Demonstration) Oshkosh Defense
  M-ATV 6x6 Technology Demonstrator (2015 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition) U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command via Joe Trevithick - Arlington, Virginia USA

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
M-ATV Information and Photos Defense Update.Com
M-ATV Information and Photos Global Security.Org
M-ATV Information and Photos Miltiary Today.Com
M-ATV Information and Photos Olive Drab.Com
M-ATV Information and Photos Oshkosh Defense Website
M-ATV Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
"Beating the Blast" (Build Review of the Kinetic Models M-ATV Kit) (November 2012 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) Paul Cawte
M-ATV and RG-31 MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)
M-ATV MRAP In Detail (Wings & Wheels Publishing) Ralph Zwilling, et al.
Oshkosh M-ATV Book and DVD (AK Interactive) Ralph Zwilling & Jeffrey Derosa
"Oshkosh M-ATV" (December 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ralph Zwilling
U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPS (Osprey Publishing) Mike Guardia
U.S. MRAP's: In Action (Squadron Signal Publications) John Adams-Graf

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M-ATV Model Kit (K61007)

Model Kit Review by David Haugh.

Photos of the model via Kinetic can be seen here.
(Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M-ATV Model Kit (00930) Trumpeter 1/16 Injection Molded Plastic. Originally announced by Merit Productions, but ultimately released by Trumpeter.
M-ATV MRAP Model Kit (PH35001) Panda Hobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M-ATV MRAP with CROWS RWS Model Kit (PH35007) Panda Hobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M1240A1 M-ATV MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle Model Kit (PH35027) Panda Hobby 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
M1240 M-ATV MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle Model Kit (72005) Riich Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
M-ATV Model Kit (FF35009) Vajra Miniatures 1/35 Multi-Media.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M-ATV WINT-A with EQ. Accessory Set (T35150) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.
M-ATV WINT-B with EQ. Accessory Set (T35151) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.
US M-ATV Sagged Wheel Set (BL16001K) Blast Models 1/16 Resin; For the Trumpeter Model kit.
US M-ATV Sagged Wheel Set (BL35174K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Panda Hobby Model kits.
US M-ATV CROWS II RWS Conversion (BL35176K) Blast Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For the Panda Hobby Model kit (PH35001).
MRAP Accessory Set (BL35180K) Blast Models 1/35 Generic set for all models
US MRAP Radio Set (BL35181K) Blast Models 1/35 Generic set for all models
US M-ATV "Spark+" Mine Roller (BL35188K) Blast Models 1/35 For the Panda Hobby Model Kits.
US M-ATV Custom Bumper (Afghanistan) (BL35211) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For the Panda Hobby Model Kits.
MRAP Antenna Mount with "Fall-Over System" (BL35212) Blast Models 1/35 Resin.
Modern MRAP "Medium" Tow Bars (BL35231K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin.
US M-ATV MRAP Sagged Wheel Set (DW35023) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Panda Hobby Model kits.
US M-ATV MRAP Sagged Wheel Set (DW35029) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Kinetic Models kits.

M-ATV MRAP Mirrors (M357150)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Panda Hobby Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

M1240 M-ATV Road Wheels (RE35-437) PanzerArt 1/35 Resin.

M-ATV Wheel Set Number 3 (RMA35226)

Real Model

1/35

Resin. For the Panda Hobby Model Kits. 

M-ATV Bulged Wheel Set (RMA 35227)

Real Model

1/35

Resin. For the Panda Hobby Model Kits. 

M-ATV MRAP Engine Set (RMA35263) Real Model 1/35 Resin; For the Panda Models kits.
M-ATV Lense and Tail light Set (SKP156) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Panda Model Kit.
US M-ATV MRAP w/CROWS II RWS Detail Set (PE35744) Voyager Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For Panda Model Kit (PH35007).
US M-ATV MRAP Detail Set (PE35745) Voyager Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For Panda Model Kit (PH35001).
US M-ATV MRAP Road Wheel Set - Pattern 1 (PEA291) Voyager Models 1/35 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider