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WJCO
10-14-2019, 06:49 PM
Check this thing out.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/14/am-general-jeep-gladiator-us-army/

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MR.Ty
10-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Looks pretty cool. Hope that they do start using them again.


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Brute
10-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Check this thing out.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/14/am-general-jeep-gladiator-us-army/

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Camo wrapped ice cream truck...Iím liking it...

In all seriousness, Iím hoping Jeep does get a military contract...I also know the military airborne division is looking for a lightweight troop transport that they can parachute in with troops so they can reach objectives quickly...

Exodus Jeeps
10-14-2019, 07:01 PM
I tried reading it and drifted off. I donít actually see it happening unless the price tag exceeds $150k per unit. Only then would it make sense to the govt to buy it.


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Ddays
10-14-2019, 07:01 PM
Pretty cool, but the last paragraph mentioning that no foreign nation can't have a stake in a defense contractor is confusing. Wouldn't FIA then become a defense contractor if this project gets a green light?

fiend
10-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Camo wrapped ice cream truck...Iím liking it...

In all seriousness, Iím hoping Jeep does get a military contract...


Pretty cool, but the last paragraph mentioning that no foreign nation can't have a stake in a defense contractor is confusing. Wouldn't FIA then become a defense contractor if this project gets a green light?

I gather it would be AM General that would manufacture the vehicle, under license.


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boardsurfer
10-14-2019, 08:03 PM
Looks cools. That's a soft top roof line though, cant imagine they would actually use that.

Primo82
10-14-2019, 08:07 PM
In my opinion this isn't really the practical for any combat zones. Unless they're armored, I didn't pull up the link so maybe missed that... After seeing what the mines and roadside IEDs have done to vehicles in Iraq I'd rather be in a LAPC or M1 personally. Actually scratch that, I think I'd prefer to be in a C130...

Exodus Jeeps
10-14-2019, 09:39 PM
In my opinion this isn't really the practical for any combat zones. Unless they're armored, I didn't pull up the link so maybe missed that... After seeing what the mines and roadside IEDs have done to vehicles in Iraq I'd rather be in a LAPC or M1 personally. Actually scratch that, I think I'd prefer to be in a C130...

I see the Air Force using them and thatís it. No way these things would be used in an actual combat operation.


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2nd.gunman
10-14-2019, 09:47 PM
This would be a good alternative to the Mercedes G wagon a lot of countries are using for light vehicles including Australia.


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-AINOKEA-
10-14-2019, 10:00 PM
I donít see it happening... but if it did, it would most likely be used by small SOF teams. Currently theyíre using random local trucks like the Hilux. The perk of using local trucks is they can be left behind. If they buy into this, they gonna need an airstrip to pick them back up or external lift them out which logistically opens up a whole different can of worms.


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desertrunner
10-15-2019, 02:18 AM
I see the Air Force using them and thatís it. No way these things would be used in an actual combat operation.


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OverlanderJK
10-15-2019, 02:24 AM
Are you saying Air Force guys don't get into actual combat operations?!?

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Chair force. Lol


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desertrunner
10-15-2019, 02:27 AM
Chair force. Lol


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WJCO
10-15-2019, 02:30 AM
They make nice shoes too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfzsMQGqrt0

OverlanderJK
10-15-2019, 02:31 AM
Hahaha best chair in the house 336379

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That looks sweet. My brother was Air Force. I enjoy making fun of him. Lol


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desertrunner
10-15-2019, 02:32 AM
I don't think these will ever get used for the military. In my experience everything we use is half ton or bigger and is the classic stripped down work truck version. The gladiator just doesnt fit. And the roles it would fit is taken up by what was already mentioned of using local stuff like Hilux

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Exodus Jeeps
10-15-2019, 03:14 AM
Are you saying Air Force guys don't get into actual combat operations?!?

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When I was in Iraq in Ď04, halfway through deployment they actually gave my squad armored hummers that were brand new, completely armored top to bottom, and had air conditioning. We got them from the Air Force lol. To this day I still laugh about how unprepared we were for that shit.


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-AINOKEA-
10-15-2019, 05:18 AM
When I was in Iraq in Ď04, halfway through deployment they actually gave my squad armored hummers that were brand new, completely armored top to bottom, and had air conditioning. We got them from the Air Force lol. To this day I still laugh about how unprepared we were for that shit.


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Lol. Iím fairly convinced that they send Marines in with bare minimums to see if itís even possible.... the scary part is that a lot of times the impossible becomes possible... Marines definitely know how to embrace the suck and bring a lot of humor to it.... until the Air Force rolls in with their air conditioning and Sunday football and shit. Lol


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Spazbyt
10-15-2019, 02:27 PM
On a related note. How the hell are they going to use a stripped down Chevy Colorado over a Jeep Gladiator?!

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29432268/meet-the-armys-new-airborne-trucks/

(https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29432268/meet-the-armys-new-airborne-trucks/)
Well I spoke to soon :doh:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/trucks/a29477659/2020-jeep-gladiator-military/

cpefy3
10-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Looks like the J8 was used by some Armed Forces at least until 2016. https://www.allpar.com/SUVs/jeep/J8.html