Gear: M1117 Armored Security Vehicle


M1117 Armored Security Vehicle

Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
Price: $90,000
Average Rating:
(38 Votes)

70+ MPH, .50 cal and MK-19 40mm grenade launcher. Will take-out the bad guys anywhere, anytime.

Member Reviews

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    ArmyMP, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 06:15:47 UTC.
    1st review

    It is the new workhorse of the Military Police field

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    Wolvarine, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 05:24:25 UTC.


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    ImpliedConsent, Thu, 29 May 2008 09:59:23 UTC.

    Manufacturer: TEXTRON Marine and Land
    Cost (estimated with armor upgrade): $750,000.00
    Primary Use: Combat enhancer specifically designed for the US Army Military Police
    Overall observation: The vehicle has seen extensive combat during OIF and OEF and is now being fielded for stateside units. The primary weapon of the vehicle is the MK19 40mm automatic grenade launcher and the .50cal M48 (just a modified M2) machine gun is secondary. The unique v-shape configuration is designed to deflect explosive devices while the armor is considered 'deflective' v. 'reactive'. The truck is designed with 3 crew members in mind; however, if not taken up by gear, there is a 4th seat. Unclassified data on the vehicle can be found here:

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    hbg522, Thu, 29 May 2008 10:01:30 UTC.

    the new door knocker

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    sklamert, Fri, 30 May 2008 19:56:28 UTC.

    This dog'll hunt ! !

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    goincode, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 09:37:28 UTC.

    Not bad when you have to break down a door.

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    Tony60, Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:29:08 UTC.

    Need one when it's Christmas time at the mall.

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    adsestone, Sun, 08 Jun 2008 06:10:34 UTC.

    Looks like a great commute vehicle

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    Anonymous, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:11:38 UTC.

    This looks like exactly what I need!!

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    Jerome06, Fri, 13 Jun 2008 21:15:09 UTC.

    We all could use this on patrol.

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    aaa111, Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:52:32 UTC.

    How would you like to look in your rear view mirror and see blue lights from this...

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    DarkBlue, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:30:00 UTC.

    I could use one of those. . How's the gas mileage ? Just needs a light bar and it's ready to go !

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    IssaMP502, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 21:15:47 UTC.

    this is the vehicle i drive in the military. It is awesome. It is very up to date with the weapon systems and the turret and if you turn the air conditioning on, the vehicle turns into practically an ice box in minutes. Very convenient for those hot days. It keeps the gunner safe and unexposed. The only thing with the turret is that it is kept in place only by gravity, so in the event of a rollover, the gunner is getting ejected. Overall i like the ASV.

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    scattergunshell, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:17:13 UTC.

    I'll take it!

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    villagecop456, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:20:42 UTC.

    I'm trading in my Crown Vic for one of these

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    TTF_SGT102, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 04:45:26 UTC.

    I can see where there are times where my company could use this... best of all the price is not that bad looks good...

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    JBeau, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 06:23:22 UTC.

    Awesome Vehicle, a must have for all departments!!

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    beepbeep457, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 08:55:27 UTC.

    my company just got these beasts and my only gripes about them is very little leg room compared to the 1151's and the width makes it hard to navigate narrow streets but all in all this vehicle is awesome

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    Anonymous, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:45:01 UTC.

    My friend in Iraq tells me about his all the time.

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    CAMotorCop, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:00:43 UTC.

    All I want for Christmas is a M1117 Armored Security Vehicle. . . . . WOOOOHOOOO . . . .

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    Ralph8119, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:15:18 UTC.

    My next 4 wheel drive!!

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    ice104, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:56:51 UTC.

    does this one have the electronic 50 cal and the mark 19 in it this is great vehicle i drove one in iraq and it drives like a cadilac its friken awesome

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    C_Repine, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 20:43:31 UTC.

    Looks good to me! Better than changing tracks on a M1 or Bradley.

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    badkarmaguru02, Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:58:26 UTC.

    The good points:
    The ASV is fast on the road, offers a smooth and relatively quiet ride, provides good crew protection, and packs a punch with the M2 and Mk19. The A/C system in this vehicle is excellent, especially for those nice summer days in Iraq.
    The bad points:
    Visibility is very limited due to the small windows and view ports. Trying to spot IED's or approaching hostiles while rolling down the road is extremely difficult. The ASV is comfortable for soldiers 5'6" and under, but for taller or larger troops it is very, very cramped. Add to that the IOTV or IBA that the individual soldier wears, he/she essentially becomes immobile within the vehicle.
    All in all the ASV is not a bad vehicle. As with any military equipment, it has its advantages and its disadvantages.

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    KPD119, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:18:25 UTC.

    Great vehicle until the transmission gets stuck in 2nd gear and you have to drive 20 mph through baghdad in a big slow target.

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    zuke, Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:01:32 UTC.

    Yeah these are nice against small arms fire , however they dont hold up to EFPs very well

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    HCSOexplorer280, Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:40:36 UTC.

    the door opener

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    miller8303, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:52:07 UTC.

    We used them, but when trying to negotiate Fallujah and Ramadi, the 1151 HMMWV would be much better. The weapons platform is quite unique, you can blast the enemy with a grenades and/or machine gun fire, or even try to knock down enemy aircraft. They have an on-board (what use to be called) chem-clear system that was given some silly nomenclature. Current issue is that the Army may do away with the purchas project making the parts even harder to get in the event this vehicle goes down. Don't get me wrong, it is a strong creature, but mobility just isn't truly there. Kinda' like a Paladin, Nice gun but no go.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:35:19 UTC.

    I have mixed emotions on this vehicle. It was originally the military police armored vehicle of choice, but its limitations in actual combat have been revealed in Iraq. It is used primarily in convoy security (combat logistics patrols) here in country but it isnt just an MP vehicle anymore, all types of units in convoy security roles use it, but its slowly being phased out in favor of the much better protected MRAPs. Without going overboard in terms of OPSEC, this vehicle is better served in the traditional MP role of TCPs (traffic control points for you civilian peeps) where its stationary and more a show of force, or to provide a support by fire platform for potential MOUT operations rather than its current convoy security role.

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    asvteamleader, Thu, 04 Dec 2008 13:10:32 UTC.

    The ASV is good for MP's but not good for what is is being used for in iraq. I am 6'1" and it is hard for me to get in and out if it with my IOTV on. but it has is good and bad it is up to you if you like it. i love it when i am in it, hate when i have to get in and out if it.

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    mike_garms, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:41:55 UTC.

    nothing can bring this down

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    Potter_MP, Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:37:14 UTC.

    The ASV is most definitly a BAMF. Tho as stated its limitations are real. We use ours when we can, but the MRAPs better serve our mission.

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    Daveydu162, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:49:43 UTC.

    Hartford PD actually has a version of this in it's patrol arsenal... Obtained thru the Military Surplus program. Has been painted to match our patrol fleet & is used in our Crowd Control Unit.Very impressive looking as it comes down the street!! It was a great tool in allowing our E.R.T. & Bomb Squad Officers safe, secure access to barricaded suspect who had shot & killed Officer Peter Lavery in our neighboring town of Newington..

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    Worldviewer, Sat, 16 May 2009 23:38:36 UTC.

    Ok like every other piece of equipement it has its up and downs and you got to take in consideration the military's planning and thought process on this one. My first question is do you think we are going to always fight insurgency? This vehichle was made for conventional warfare with urban operations thrown in the mix. You can always go with a track vehichle but it has its limitations also. Notibably speed. This is one fast little F***er for being a armored vehichle. Sorry armored hummers are a thing of the past sure they serve a purpose now and will down the road but you are never going to use those in a front line war which this is designed for. Visibility limitations yes its smaller but its is larger view than say a bradley or abrams and I have driven all 3 and can spot almost same amount of stuff I can in a hummer you got to train yourself around your limitations. This has low profile, very fast in road speeds with decent offroad speeds with suspension and has a stablized weapons platform so not free floating and exsposing on a gunner like most armored vehichles i.e. hummer. I would like to see a 7.62 or M240 machine gun in the turret also just because it would give the gunner of a ooption of a smaller round. Feel sorry for anyone 6ft and over but we do not design vehichles for peeps that large. The only real 2 draw backs to this vehichle that I do not like is no cargo space really and the CTIS system for usually that will cause more drive train and other problems with the vehichle. But this is the best vehichle I have seen so far for what is was made for and that is warfare. I ask all my brothers in arms that are MP's to remember they are considered a combat arms MOS this was not designed for traffic stops even tho you can probably use it for that LOL.

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    jasonrose, Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:30:27 UTC.

    Electrical wirering sucks but easy to drive plus it can drive in 5 feet of water thats a plus

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    Acey5552, Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:54:27 UTC.

    This is a great vehicle! Only thing i dislike is the turrent is a tight fit if your a big guy/gal and you have all your gear on!

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    Punisher81, Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:02:29 UTC.

    would love to ride on one of these. Most be fun.

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    Goodfella11, Fri, 02 Jul 2010 03:49:56 UTC.

    Cost more than 90,000 try around 500,000

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