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MaxxPro 4x4

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected

(MRAP) Vehicle

Maxx Pro MRAP


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: United States (and a few others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 2007
Manufactured by: International (NAVISTAR) Military and Government, LLC
Crew: MaxxPro/MaxxPro Plus = 2+7
MaxxPro Dash/Dash DXM = 2+5
MaxxPro XL = 2+10
Armament: Turret: (1) 7.62mm machine gun or 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Later vehicles have more powerful engines fitted)
Miscellaneous Info: The first vehicle produced in this series is simply named MaxxPro and was based on the Navistar International Model 7000 truck chassis.  The vehicle is classified as a Category 1 (MRUV) Mine Resistant Utility Vehicle MRAP.  Category 1 MRAP's are the smallest vehicles (by weight and size) of all the classes of MRAP vehicles. The second vehicle produced was the MaxxPro Plus (Category2) which have upgraded automotive systems (including engine) to support more armor than the earlier vehicles and are thusly more powerful and heavier.  An easy way to identify the "Plus" variants is that they have dual rear wheels.  

The most recently fielded version is the MaxxPro Dash (Category 1) which is a bit shorter, lighter and more mobile than either the MaxxPro and MaxxPro Plus vehicles.  This version was developed for situations where the other vehicles could be limited by their size and lack of mobility.  The Dash DXM is the later upgraded Dash variant that sports independent suspension.  Finally, it is reported that a new, much larger version is/will be produced; the MaxxPro XL (Category 2). Although more narrow than earlier vehicles it is substantially longer with more robust frame and can accomodate more troops and  more weight.  The easiest way to identify the XL version is that it has three (3) side windows in the rear compartment, compared to two (2) in all the other versions.

All versions can be upgraded with passive applique' armor to help defeat IED attacks. The regular MaxxPro vehicles with that upgrade are called MEAP's, which stands for "MRAP Expedient Armor Program", which is the program that developed the passive applique' packages. Strangely, it doesn't seem like any of the other MRAP vehicles (RG-33L, Caiman, etc) that sport that armor package are called MEAP's though.  They are referred to "Plus" variants, not to be confused with the MaxxPro Plus version.  Finally, a few of the versions above also can be fitted as Ambulance or Recovery variants instead of as the "normal" APC/Troop Carrier.  In fact, Navistar also produces utility variants of some of the above versions although it doesn't appear any are fielded by the military; yet?
Data Sheet Available: Maxx Pro Vehicle Product Brochure [International (NAVISTAR) Military and Government, LLC]

Photos/Documents

Reference Source/Provider
MaxxPro MRAP Photos (1-28 Infantry Battalion of the 1st (US Infantry) Division) SSGT Mike Belue - Iraq
MaxxPro MRAP Vehicle Photos Paul Cote' - AMPS Anchorage, AK USA
MaxxPro MRAP Photos Arthur Macon - Sumter, SC USA
    MaxxPro Dash MRAP Photos Keith Ross - Oklahoma
MaxxPro Plus MRAP Photos Larry Lawler - West Palm Beach, FL USA
Mine Resistant Ambush Proteced Vehicle Slideshow Presentation (2011) US Department of Defense's Joint Program Office-MRAP via Dave Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Maxx Pro MRAP Information and Photos Army Guide Website
Maxx Pro MRAP Information and Photos Army Recognition.Com Website
Maxx Pro MRAP Information and Photos Army Technology.Com Website
Maxx Pro MRAP Information and Photos Global Security.Com Website
Maxx Pro MRAP Information and Photos Navistar Defense Website
Maxx Pro Plus MRAP Information and Photos Navistar Defense Website
Maxx Pro Dash MRAP Information and Photos Navistar Defense Website
Maxx Pro Dash DXM MRAP Information and Photos Navistar Defense Website
Maxx Pro MRAP Photos (via Ken Erickson) Prime Portal Website
Maxx-Pro MRAP Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
  "MRAP Pt 1" Military Machines International Magazine (September 2008 Issue) Shaun Connors
"MRAP Pt 2" Military Machines International Magazine (October 2008 Issue) Shaun Connors
MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM: Part I Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)
"Reaping the Benefits" (February 2011) Issue of Military Machines International Magazine Kuno Gross
"U.S. 4x4 MRAP MaxxPro in Detail" (G 032) (Wings and Wheels Publications)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan - Editor
Ralph Zwilling & Mike Collins

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Maxx Pro Model Kit (K61011)

Photos of the model can be seen here.
(Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Coming Early 2014?
US MRAP 4x4 Maxx Pro Model Kit (CB35142) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Coming Soon.  Is this the same model as the one announced by Riich Models?
Maxx Pro MRAP Model kit (LF1235) Legend Productions 1/35 Multi-Media.
Maxx Pro MRAP Model kit (61605) Merit Productions 1/16 Injection Molded Plastic.
US MRAP 4x4 Maxx Pro Model Kit (RV35001) Riich Models (Related to Bronco Models) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Coming Soon. Is this the same model as the one announced by Bronco Models?
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
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

Maxx Pro 4x4 MRAP Mirrors (M357997)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Legend Productions Kit; "Peel and Stick" Series.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider