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M1237 RG-33L 6x6 "Plus"

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected

(MRAP) Vehicle

    


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2008
Manufactured by: BAE Land Systems
Crew: 3+8
Armament: Can mount either a protected weapons turret or Remote Weapon System (RWS) carrying (1) of the following weapons: 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun, 7.62mm MG, 5.56mm MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo Diesel (Cummins ISL E 8.9L)
Miscellaneous Info: Soon after the earlier RG-33L 6x6 MRAP went into action, it was quickly determined that they needed additional armor protection to defeat enemy IED attacks; most notably explosively formed penetrators.  To counter the new threat, the RG-33L "Plus" vehicles were built with upgrades such as adjustable effector racks, passive applique' FRAG 6 armor packages, thicker ballistic glass and a more powerful engine.  Also, the "Plus" vehicles are 3.9 inches taller then the earlier RG-33's. This vehicle was also classified as a Category 2 MRAP; that classification being the mid-level vehicles (by weight, size and troop capacity) of the three (3) classes of MRAP vehicles.

Like it's predecessors, the RG-33L "Plus" vehicles could also fulfill multiple missions including Ambulance, Command/Control, Convoy Escort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Troop Transport, etc. The vehicles were built as the Infantry Tactical Vehicle (their "base configuration) which could be quickly converted to different roles and back again. The only official variant of this series built was the
M1237A1 RG-33L Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) "Plus".
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos/Documents

Reference Source/Provider
  M1237 RG-33L "Plus" 6x6 MRAP Vehicle Photo BAE Land Systems
M1237 RG-33L "Plus" 6x6 MRAP Vehicle Photos Larry Lawler - West Palm Beach, Florida USA
M1237 RG-33L "Plus" 6x6 MRAP Vehicle Photos U.S. Department of Defense
    M1237A1 RG-33L Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) "Plus" Photos BAE Land Systems
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Slideshow Presentation (2011) US Department of Defense's Joint Program Office-MRAP via Dave Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
RG-33L "Plus" 6x6 MRAP Information and Photos Army Recognition.com

Printed

Reference Author
MRAP: Modern U.S. Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
"MRAP Pt 2" Military Machines International Magazine (October 2008 Issue) Shaun Connors
MRAP Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM: Part 1 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

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