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Old 03-01-2019, 03:42 PM
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Has anyone looked at the FMTV or M-ATV or related vehicles produced by Oshkosh? I'm thinking they'd be a great fit for the Project but I'm having difficulty with armor ratings.

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Old 03-01-2019, 10:59 PM
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The Olive Drab web site has a good view of the FMTV:

https://olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_fmtv.php

And a useful general manual:

https://fmtvtrucks.com/wp-content/up...0-366-10-1.pdf

Plus:

https://fmtvtrucks.com/fmtv-history/

The cab and body are by all accounts "mild steel sheet metal", presumably the same as used on commercial trucks. Probably around 16 or 18 gauge (1.6 mm to 1.3 mm), thus by TM 1-1 Third Edition about 1 point of armor.

I see the standard FMTV show plow is 11 gauge steel (3.2 mm); 20' long ocean cargo containers are usually made from 8 gauge (4.4 mm) sheet steel.

The Steyr 12M18 is similar (the original FMTV is derived from it). The cab windows are normal "import car" thickness of glass.

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Old 03-01-2019, 11:25 PM
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In the Vietnam War, "gun trucks" modified with armor used a kit with 3/8" thick (9.5 mm) hardened steel (not mild steel). Armor class is thus at least 15.

In the 1980s Roscommon Equipment got a contract to build "protective" cab tops for the existing (pre-FMTV) Army cargo trucks; the panels used were 11 gauge steel. These weren't meant for bullet protection, but rather overhead protection from falling tree limbs, rocks, etc. (since a lot of those trucks had only canvas cab roofs). It's not clear from the contracts if the rest of the "existing" cabs were also 11 gauge. In any case, 11 gauge = 0.32 mm, about armor class 3 or 4 (Third Edition doesn't seem to take differences between hardened vs. mild steel into account).

I'd say the "older" military trucks have 3 points of armor in the cab and hood (with of course no overhead crew armor for trucks with a canvas top).

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Old 03-02-2019, 05:28 AM
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I'm specifically looking at the Oshkosh Defense https://oshkoshdefense.com/vehicles/fmtv/ produced FMTV units which are "Long-term Armor Strategy (LTAS)" compliant, featuring A- (factory installed) and B- (field configurable) armor kits.

The M-ATVs https://oshkoshdefense.com/vehicles/m-atv/ utilize a Plasan composite armor plus blast seats for the crew.

Finding any kind of data on or description of the kits or composite has pretty much been fruitless since the systems are current and I was hoping someone on the forum might have a guesstimate based on prior knowledge of armor systems (not my specialty).

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Do they give the STANAG 4569 protection levels?
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:13 AM
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The armor class would greatly depend on the b-kit available. This paper outlining the plan through 2025 and beyond speaks in somewhat generic terms, but the implication is that a-cab is some mass producible base armor and mission specific b-kits of the best available at the time are added in the field.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...v-strategy.htm
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Not specifically. Again, I think this is due to it being a current, customizable system.

For the Plasan composite, they say it "provide lightweight, cost effective protection against all levels of ballistic threats, up to STANAG levels 5 and 6, as well as against fragmentation and spalls." More than likely, this composite includes Plasan's SMART (Super Multi-hit Armor Technology) armor is a ceramic, metal, with or without a third layer of fabric composite. The confined ceramic matrix segments are sized and shaped to offer optimum ballistic performance. This unique confined structure allows freedom for the armor designer to protect complex flat or curved shapes, offering optimal ballistic protection.

For the LMTVs, it refers back to LTAS compliance where the A-kit (aka A-cab) seems to provide at least STANAG 1 and the B-kits have varying levels of protection but I haven't found any details.
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