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Friday, May 7, 2010

NSTT & Getting Shot At

So Indigen Armor released some video of their new truck looking armored truck, the Non-Standard Tactical Truck, and it's pretty cool, in my opinion.  It looks more like a light pick-up than anything armored, so it'll blend well when you want to keep a low profile, yet is proof against at least small arms.

Here be the vid:

So around the 1:09 mark, there's a couple guys inside and they're shooting it with an AK of some sort.  A few people around the interwebs think that's a stupid idea, and yeah, if you decide to test it that way, then it is.  But I doubt that's the first time they ever shot at it.  It's a pretty dang effective marketing tool, just ask the people over at Second Chance.  But if it's been tested, and proofed positive against that particular threat, then there should be damn near zero chance of injury to the vehicle's occupants.  That's the whole point of the thing.

Back to the truck, it's small enough that you can internally load it in a Pavehook, looks to be pretty mobile, and as stated, is low-profile in appearance.  Having rolled through downtown Kabul in one of these, I can guess how welcome something with armor could be in a similar situation.  I doubt it's too great against a large IED, but in theory you would avoid most of them by simply not looking like a target.  It probably wouldn't be all that bad against indirect fire such as mortars and rockets either, so it would make for a pretty decent truck for tooling around inside the wire in a combat zone.

Wonder how much they go for.....


1 comment:

racer944 said...

DAMN! I NEED ONE! Actually, I'll take one for me and one for the wife...