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M1117 Guardian/M1200 Armored Knight

Armored Security Vehicle

M1117 Guardian


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: M1117 = 1999
M1200 = 2006
Manufactured by: Textron Marine & Land Systems (Cadillac-Gage
Crew: M1117 = 1+3
M1200 = 3
Armament: M1117: Turret = (1) 12.7mm Machine Gun and (1) 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher; or Weapons Mount Cupola with one of the above weapons (and probably the 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun as well).
M1200: A Weapons Mount with similar armaments as above.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Both the M1117/M1200 are is based on the ASV 150. Although it looks very similar to the Cadillac V100 (M706) series of vehicles, it has very little actually in common with it.  The M1200 Armored Knight is a Fire Control/Target Acquisition Vehicle variant of the ASV, equipped with the M707 Knight Mission Equipment Package (MEP), which utilizes the Fire Support Sensor System (FS3): Also on some HMMWV's and the M1131 Stryker FSV.
Info Sheet(s) Available: M1117 Guardian via Minnesota Army National Guard.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos Don Allen - Ottawa, Ontario Canada
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos John Charvat - Yukon, Oklahoma USA
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos Larry Lawler - West Palm Beach, Florida USA
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos Sean Lynch - Lockport, Illinois USA
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos (Illinois National Guard Vehicle) Mike Oberholtzer - Oak Park, Illinois USA
    M1117 Guardian ASV Photos Marius van Aardt - South Africa
M1117 Guardian ASV Photos Ian Young - Great Britain
M1200 Armored Knight ASV Photos John Charvat - Yukon, Oklahoma USA
M1200 Armored Knight ASV Photos Brent Sauer - Editor of HMMWV In Scale

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
M1117 Guardian Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists Website
M1117 Guardian Information and Photos Global Security.Org Website
M1117 Guardian Photos Prime Portal
M1200 Armored Knight Information Global Security.Org Website
M1200 Armored Knight Information and Photos DRS Technology Website
"New US Armored Car- Maybe?" (Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal -Issue #17) James Loop

Printed

Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Tactical Vehicles (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
"Commando Force" (M1117 ASV and later developments) in the February 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine Shaun Connors
Guardian In Detail (G026) Wings & Wheels Publications
Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armored Vehicles In Action: Part 1 (Concord Publications) Carl Schulze
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM: Part I Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)
U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPs (Osprey Publishing) Mike Guardia

U.S. MRAPís: In Action (Squadron-Signal Publications)

John Adams-Graf

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M1117 Guardian ASV Model Kit (01541) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
M1117 Guardian ASV Model Kit (07131) Trumpeter 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M1117 Guardian Interior Accessory Set (T35177) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
M1117 Guardian Wheel Set (T35179) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
M1117 Guardian Interior Accessory and Wheel Set (T35178) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
US M1117 Guardian Sagged Wheels Set with Control Air Pressure (BL35155K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
US M1117 Guardian Update Set (BL35158K) Blast Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For Trumpeter Kit
"81st BCT M1117s in Iraq" Decal Set (D356103) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
"124th Cavalry & 42nd Brigade M1117 ASV Guardians in Iraq" (D356123)" Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
"1-221st Cavalry 11th ACR "DAK" M1117 ASV Guardian in Iraq" (D356164) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
Bulgarian M1117 ASV Guardians In Afghanistan Decal Set (D356115) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
M1117 ASV Guardian Window Mask (D356107) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Trumpeter Model Kit
M1117 ASV Guardian Mirrors (M357142) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Trumpeter Model Kit; "Peel and Stick" Series.
Rhino Anti IED Device for M1117 ASV (LF12A8) Eduard 1/35 For Trumpeter Model Kit
M1117 Guardian Weighted Wheel Set (R35-003) E.T. Models 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
M1117 Guardian Detail Set (35038) E.T. Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For Trumpeter Kit
M1117/M1200 Wheel Set (NWM-AC001) New World Miniatures 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle Lenses and Tailights (SKP 124)

SKP Model

1/35

Multi-Media; For Trumpeter Model Kit.

M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle Wheel Set (SKP 149)

SKP Model

1/35

Resin; For Trumpeter Model Kit

M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle Rhino Anti IED Device set (PEA225)

Voyager Models

1/35

Multi-Media;  For Trumpeter Model's Kit #01541.

USMC Rhino Anti IED Devices  -2 sets (PEA240)

Voyager Models

1/35

Multi-Media; There are two sets included and it looks like one would be applciable for any Humvee kit the other would work for the M1117/M1200 ASV kits.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider