29 year old
from Newark, DE
"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936
U.S. Army Armored Security Vehicle M1117
- Engine: Cummins Turbo Diesel 6CTA8.3 260 hp
- Transmission: 6 Speed Auto
- Tires: Yuge!
- Upholstery: Haha, no...
- Seats: Hydrolic
- A/C & Heat: Very nice, especially in Iraq
- Body Mods: Minor shrapnel
- Paint: Desert Sand
Audio & Electronics
- Navigation: Classified
- Security: MK 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, M2 .50 Machine Gun
- Other: Classified
This was my ASV in Iraq, it’s a 4×4 ceramic armored vehicle. It seats 4, with a fully enclosed, electronically operated turret. It takes some time to get up to speed, but it’s surprisingly fast and agile relative to it’s appearance. It drives like a boat; that’s the best way to describe it. The AC was fantastic, and so was the heat, which we actually had to turn on in the winter. And of course, nothing says, “get out of my way” like a .50 cal and a 40 mm barrel pointed at you.
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Thank you, Army, for letting me play in the sandbox with this big, beautiful beast.