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Purpose-built armored truck shot with Ak-47

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Despite looking like the bastard spawn of a Nissan Titan and a Toyota Hilux, the Indigen NSTT is actually a ground-up design intended to cart special forces soldiers through any terrain at high speed while hauling gear and deflecting bullets.

Thanks to a 570 Lb-Ft NaviStar 6.0-liter diesel V8, the NSTT can reach 103 MPH, while fully independent suspension and huge departure and approach angles allow it to climb slopes of up to a 60 percent grade and traverse 40 percent side slopes. It's also bullet proof, able to withstand shots from an AK-47, as evidenced by this video. [via PickupTrucks.com]
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Very cool!
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Not that valuable in my opinion until they throw a V-Hull and some Belly armour on there to make it withstand an IED blast, even at 103 you can't outrun an IED. And just body armour can withstand an AK...I think the truck will have to withstand much more to be useful on the battlefield.
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I hope they studded the heads, and deleted the egr system.

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Not that valuable in my opinion
Yea I thought the same. should have called it the extreme tactical truck.

gave me a chuckle that it's an off road vehicle with only 9" of ground clearance
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I hope they studded the heads, and deleted the egr system.
LOL, no shit, shame the vehicle is disabled by the piece of shit engine instead of a bullet/IED/etc

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Why would you armor up an off road vehicle to withstand IEDs when those IEDs are used on roads?
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Why would you armor up an off road vehicle to withstand IEDs when those IEDs are used on roads?
You must not be too in the loop on defense equipment and development. Look at the most recent vehicles to come out...MRAP, LAV-25, Stryker, and all of the new tanks proposed currently are V-Hull. All of those are off road vehicles. Ask anyone who works in the defense industry. No vehicle is developed for ONLY off road use...This will see a road, and that road will be a danger point.
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I think they should redo the test with a 50 cal rifle.....
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You must not be too in the loop on defense equipment and development. Look at the most recent vehicles to come out...MRAP, LAV-25, Stryker, and all of the new tanks proposed currently are V-Hull. All of those are off road vehicles. Ask anyone who works in the defense industry. No vehicle is developed for ONLY off road use...This will see a road, and that road will be a danger point.
Stryker and LAV have been out before the induction of the IED on the battle field.

I am huge fan of the LAV but that comes from being a Marine who used to ride, drive and fix them for a living.

I have a uparmored Toyota Landcruiser that I use out here, it sucks big ass on rough off road but plains and hills are okay. The truck just does not have the power to push the 13,000 pounds around. 4 low is okay in the mud and snow though. Obviously I have a standard chassis and not a V hull so IEDs would toss it like a rag doll.

I can tell you that MRAP is a horrible off road vehicle but does a GREAT job at keeping our troops safe. The torque converter and gearing are not paired well with it's weight but once it gets moving they do just fine.

We don't have much for paved roads and 90% of the driving out here is done on improved trails and paths......it is always dangerous.
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Why would you armor up an off road vehicle to withstand IEDs when those IEDs are used on roads?
Don't forget that out of the two war zones we are in right now one of them is the most heavily mined country in the world, Afghanistan. The armor will help.
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I hope they studded the heads, and deleted the egr system.
No shit! I miss my Ford, but the heads and EGR are pure shit.

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You must not be too in the loop on defense equipment and development. Look at the most recent vehicles to come out...MRAP, LAV-25, Stryker, and all of the new tanks proposed currently are V-Hull. All of those are off road vehicles. Ask anyone who works in the defense industry. No vehicle is developed for ONLY off road use...This will see a road, and that road will be a danger point.
I guess the guys at Indigen armour, who designed the truck must not know as much as you do. You should send them an email and let them know that you are an engineer that just got out of school and, therefore, know everything.

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It doesn't look bad, although I'm curious as to what its targeted use is. To replace the up-armored suburbans and such we have troops regularly using right now, I think this vehicle has that nailed down. To replace the humvee, not sure if its up to task. And obviously, its not set up to even think of tackling the MRAPs, although I wish there was something better. I could see this becoming a modulated vehicle that can be used in various conditions, which would be cool. I noticed that it was stated that the truck could defeat several of the IED threats out there. What size IED are they referring to? What about EFPs? I use to have a scale of what vehicles can survive what size of IED, in addition to the experience I have from being overseas and dealing with these threats. I honestly think the setup that vehicle is running is not much better than the humvee, and has yet to factor in the addition of the various equipment our vehicles now carry standard. I remember when I first enlisted, I thought humvees had insane amounts of room in them, but by the time I got to overseas, I found that it was very crowded and packed once you were set up to do a mission.

Like I stated, for what purpose is this truck for?


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