Thursday, March 29, 2012

Internally Transportable Vehicle vs. Arctic Cat


Arctic Cat Stats

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (in./cm) 129/327.7
Overall Width (in./cm) 60/152.4
Overall Height (in./cm) 79/200.6
Wheelbase (in./cm) 85/215.9
Ground Clearance (in./cm) 10/25.4
Dry Weight (lbs./kg) 1363/619.55

TOWING/HAULING
Rear Box Storage Capacity
(lbs./kg)
1000/454.5
Towing Capacity (lbs./kg) 1500/680.4
Underhood/Side Storage
Capacity (lbs./kg)
25/11.34 — NA

ENGINE
Displacement (cc) 695
Engine Type SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve w/EFI
Bore & Stroke (mm) 102x85
Cooling System Liquid with fan
Fuel Capacity (gal./liters) 8.2/31
Alternator Capacity (amps) 25
Speedometer Analog
Odometer Digital

ITV Stats

Weight curb 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) MGW: 3,800 kg (8,400 lb)
Length 4.080 m (160.6 in)
Width 1.512 m (59.5 in)
Height 1.940 m (76.4 in) reducible to 1.40 m (55 in)
Crew 1

Engine diesel
Payload capacity 900 kg (2,000 lb) cross country
Suspension 4x4
Fuel capacity 75 litres (20 US gal) fuel: diesel/JP MPG: 17
Speed max 105 km/h (65 mph)
Steering
system
four wheel

Simple question.

With much cheaper vehicles available that provided the same level of protection (none)...that are capable of towing the exact same mortar system around...that cost MUCH MUCH MUCH less (yes I'm repeating myself...the ITV cost over 100,000 200,000  dollars a piece, the off the shelf ATV around 16 grand...militarize it and you might be up to 40 K)...

How did we end up with the ITV?

Why isn't someone in jail?

And are we still buying these?

SIDENOTE:

Hey Marines, if you happen to be in the UK or training with Royal Marines do yourselves and the USMC a favor and refer to this vehicle as the ITV and NOT the Growler.  Informational video follows.

 

2 comments:

  1. Great Minds and all that :)

    http://theragingtory.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/its-not-uors-that-are-broken-its-mod.html

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