Gear: MRAP RG-33



BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
Price: $300,000
Average Rating:
(5 Votes)

The RG-33 is a mine-proof light armored vehicle designed by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC) a South African subsidiary of BAE Systems and built in York, Pennsylvania, USA. It is one of several vehicles being fielded by the US Armed Forces in Iraq under the MRAP program. The RG-33 is the most surviveable MRAP in the U.S. arsenal. It features a monocoque armored v-hull, for maximized interior space, seats and footrests suspended from the ceiling, run-flat tires, and a optional armored glass turret (Gunner Protection Kit or GPK), for maximized visibility and protection. The monocoque hull does not extend under the engine like some other armored vehicles. Like the ATF Dingo, the RG-33 uses a Unimog chassis. Unlike the Dingo, the hull and chassis are combined into one unit to provide less space for expansion gasses to form. The vehicle is notable for its extensive use of TRAPP armored glass in the crew compartment. Like the Buffalo, it can be equipped with a robotic arm. The RG-33 is capable of mounting any crew served weapon system (Mk-19, M-2 .50, M-240, M-249.)

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:02:18 UTC.
    1st review

    The most outstanding vehicle I have ever used in my military career. I am a TC for an RG-33, it has proven to be an outstanding gun truck. I am fully confident that it will protect the lives of my crew and myself during this tour in Iraq.

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    EricaM21, Thu, 18 Dec 2008 02:56:45 UTC.

    Anything military deserves a 5 star.

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    runflat, Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:27:08 UTC.

    Just to clarify, the RG33 does not use run-flat tires...nor does any other military vehicle. In the case of RG-33, a run-flat insert weighing close to 100 pounds is positioned on the inside of the vehicle's wheel and underneath the Michelin military XZL tire. The RG-33 is required to operate at 30 MPH for 30 miles with two flat takes a run-flat insert to keep this vehicle moving when tires go flat.

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    Jeremy0311, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 03:29:44 UTC.

    Im licensed to drive this big lady

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    Uncon214, Wed, 30 Dec 2009 04:56:35 UTC.

    IMHO the best vehicle in the USMC inventory right now.

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