97% of people can't guess these military vehicles from an image. Can you?

By: Craig
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Humvees and Jeeps really brought to people the rugged feel of a military vehicle for civilians. But, what about the armored superstars of military might? We love to see them on the news and TV, but how many of these military vehicles can you actually name from an image?

This six-wheeled driven vehicle is used for route clearance and the movement of debris off roads, paths, etc. It is also able to withstand blasts from mines and other forms of explosions, which may cripple the vehicle but will keep occupants safe. It was first used in Afghanistan in 2003 by engineers of the United States Army. The Buffalo has a 30ft robotic arm which is employed to clear routes without the occupants of the vehicle needing to disembark.

In service with the United States Marine Corps, the AAV7 serves as an amphibious assault vehicle. It is capable of speeds of 20 mph off road, 45 mph on tarred roads as well as 8 mph while on the water. It has 3 crew and can carry 25 Marines into battle. The primary role of the AAV7 is getting troops off ships and to shore as quickly as possible.

This vehicle is used to recover and rescue stranded vehicles on the battlefield. The M88A2 Hercules (which stands for heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift and evacuation system) performs its duties mostly by using a winch or towing stranded vehicles. It is so powerful that it can even winch the M1 Abrams tank, which weighs around 62 tons, while repairs can also be carried out on other stranded vehicles.

In service in the United States Army, the M9 Armored Combat Earthmover, or ACE, is a bulldozer, primarily used to dig trenches. These trenches are then filled with various artillery units, adding to their stability while in action. It can also be used to clear minefields and obstructions, filling trenches and trench crossing amongst other duties. It first entered service in 1986 and saw action during the first Persian Gulf War in 1991, playing a vital role in removing vehicle blockades.

An armored 8x8 reconnaissance vehicle produced in Canada, the LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle was introduced in 1983. It has seen action in many war zones including the First Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. it is an all-terrain vehicle, capable of traveling over extremely rocky areas as well as through rivers. It serves with the United States Army and Marine Corps and is available in a host of configurations, depending on the task it must fulfill.

The Dragon Wagon, as it is affectionately known, is manufactured by the Oshkosh company and comes in a range of configurations, including cargo truck and tanker. It has been in service for the past 32 years and over 13,000 remain in use with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It is mainly used to transport combat vehicles, as well as weapon systems and armaments. This truck is capable of a top speed of 62mph and can travel 400 miles without refueling.

More commonly known as the Humvee this tactical vehicle is used by over 50 countries. It can carry multiple configurations of weapons, including machine guns as well as anti-tank missiles, while it can also carry 2 or 4 crew depending on the configuration chosen. The Humvee is a true off-roader with the ability to handle 60-degree slopes as well as water as deep as 60 inches.

The M1117 Armored Security Vehicle, or Guardian as it is known, offers more protection than the Humvee, backed with excellent firepower in the form of a grenade launcher and heavy machine gun. It features modular expandable outer armor which helps improve crew survivability, especially in an urban warfare situation where roadside improvised exploded devices (IED) are the norm. It has seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is scheduled to replace the Humvee in the United States Army and Marine Corps. It provides mobility, firepower as well as the protection of its occupants from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Over 55,000 will be delivered, replacing a third of the Humvee's currently in service. The vehicle can be adapted for a number of configurations depending on its current mission.

The M3 Bradley is classified as a cavalry fighting vehicle (CFV) and is used in an armored scout or reconnaissance role. It has an operating crew of five and is not able to carry additional troops into battle. Armament comes in the form of a 25mm gun, 7.62mm machine gun and anti-tank missiles. The M3 entered service in 1983 and 500 have been built.

Another vehicle built to withstand mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the Cougar serves in all the major arms of the United States military. It has a top speed of 65 mph, a range of 350 miles and carries a crew of two plus eight additional troops. It is used in a number of roles including patrols, convoy support, reconnaissance, medical evacuation and more.

The premier battle tank of the United States military, The M1A2 Abrams is an upgrade of the M1A1. It is armed with a 120mm main gun (with 40 rounds), as well as 7.62mm and .50 cal machine guns. It has a crew of 4, including a driver, gunner, loader and commander. The M1A2 is capable of traveling at speeds of up to 42mph on good roads, incredible for a machine weighing 62.5 tons.

Used by the United States Special Forces, the Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle (LTATV) carries two crew in a side by side configuration. It has a number of advantages. It is easily transported, highly maneuverable, has four wheel drive and capable of handling a range of terrains. A slightly larger version, which carries four crew is also available. Armament wise, the LTATV has both machine gun and grenade launcher hard points. This vehicle has been used extensively in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, the Cougar carries 2 crew and 4 troops across a range of terrains. It is capable of surviving a blast from 30 pounds of TNT under the axles and a 15 pound TNT blast straight under the vehicle. It is totally protected against small arms fire, up to 7.62mm ammunition. The vehicle was specifically designed to counter terrorist tactics of using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Scheduled to enter service in 2018, the Hawkeye is a combination of a Humvee and a 105mm howitzer gun. It will have a crew of 5. The mobility of this vehicle provides a 360-degree field of fire, a massive advantage on the battlefield.

Named after former Army Chief of Staff General Creighton W. Abrams, the M1 entered service in 1979 and is still in production today. It has seen extensive combat action, firstly in the 1991 Gulf War, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq. Over 8,000 have been produced for the United States and its allies. It has a maximum speed of 42 mph and a range of 265 miles. Armament comes in the form of a 105mm rifled main gun as well as three machine guns of varying calibers.

A battle tank in the British Army, the Challenger 2 entered service in 1994. Considered one of the toughest tanks in the world, the Challenger 2 has a range of armor options to protect it from a direct hit, including Chobham composite armor. Armament comes in the form of a 120 mm rifled main gun capable of firing armor piercing rounds accurately over 3 km. In fact, a Challenger 2 has the record for the longest tank kill ever recorded - a hit at over 4 km achieved during the First Gulf War.

A Chinese Battle Tank introduced in service in 1997, the Type 96 is operated by a crew of three. This 47-ton tank has a 1,000-HP diesel engine capable of propelling it at speeds of up to 40 mph on roads. It can traverse gradients of 60%, cross trenches of up to 2.7 m and operate in water up to 1.4 m deep. Sudan is the only other country operating the Type 96 at this point

Developed in the United Arab Emirates, the EDT Enigma AMFV is an 8-wheeled armored troop carrier. It is capable of multi-terrain travel while transporting eight soldiers. On roads, it is capable of speeds of up to 120 km/h and has a range of 400 km. Armament includes a 100 mm cannon, a 30 mm cannon and a 7.62 mm machine gun.

Produced in Turkey, the T-155 Firtina Storm is based on the K9 Thunder from South Korea. This self propelled howitzer features the same 155 mm gun as the Thunder, built under license. It is capable of destroying targets over 40 km away. It entered service in 2002 and today 300 have been produced.

Intended to replace the M109A6 Paladin, the Crusader self-propelled howitzer trialed in 1998. It was meant to enter service in 2008 but the program was canceled as the vehicle weighed too much and wasn't very mobile. Its development certainly wasn't a waste, as some systems produced for the Crusader ended up in the XM1203 NLOS-C.

Produced by the Cadillac company, the Stingray is a light tank in service with the army of Thailand. It entered service in 1988 with 106 units sold. The Stingray is designed with tactical mobility in mind and is easily transported and deployed by air. It can traverse 60% gradients, cross 1 m deep bodies of water and clear 2.13 m trenches. Armament is a 105 mm rifled main gun, as well as hard points for machine guns.

Classified as an armored fighting vehicle, the Navistar International MaxxPro is capable of withstanding small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs. It is in service with a range of armed forces throughout the world. Armament includes a range of options such as a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine guns or 40 mm grenade launcher.

It quickly became apparent that the need for Mine Resistant Ambush Resistant Vehicles (MRAP) was paramount in overseas theaters of conflict in the war against terror. The BAe Caiman is another vehicle that provides these capabilities. This multi-terrain vehicle performs a variety of roles, including troop transport for up to 10 soldiers, battlefield ambulance as well as a mobile command center. Over 56 000 have been produced.

The Stridsvagn 122 is basically the German Leopard II tank with a few changes specifically made for the needs of the Swedish Army. These include superior armor protection and an improved fire control system. This 68-ton tank has an operating crew of four, a maximum speed of 45 kph and range of 292 miles. The main armament comes in the form of a 1x120 mm smoothbore gun.

The Ural Typhoon is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle produced in Russia. It has 6 wheel drive, houses three crew and has the ability to transport 16 other soldiers. Armament comes in the form of either 7.62mm or 14.5mm machine gun. This is remotely controlled from inside the vehicle, offering further protection for its occupants. The Typhoon has a top speed of 65 mph.

Designed as a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, the Kamaz Typhoon is employed in a number of roles. These include surveillance, command, medical evacuation and reconnaissance, to name a few. The standard version is protected by a remote controlled PKT machine guns.

ATMOS or Autonomous Truck Mounted Howitzer System is a self-propelled 155mm gun developed in Israel for the export market. It is crewed by four to six men and can fire nine rounds a minute. The ATMOS currently serves with the Thai military.

With the help of Ukraine and based on the Chinese Type 59 series tank, Pakistan started development of the Al-Zarrar in 1990, with the first tanks reaching the Pakistan army in 2004. Although the Type 59 remains the base, there were 54 modifications made to it to produce the Al-Zarrar design. The main armament of this battle tank takes the form of a 125mm smoothbore gun, capable of firing the Naiza, a depleted uranium shell developed in Pakistan.

Entering service in 2011, the BTR-4, sometimes called the Bucefal, is built in Ukraine. Bucefals saw extensive action during the Ukrainian conflict in 2014. The vehicle is armed with a 30mm main gun (360 rounds), as well as an optional grenade launcher and a 7.62mm machine gun. It is crewed by a complement of 3 and can carry 7 to 9 additional troops.

The NORINCO Type 99 Battle Tank entered service with the People's Liberation Army of China in 2001. It is capable of speeds of up to 50 mph on excellent roads and has a range of 500 km. It features a modular design, which makes it easy to replace any damaged sections, particularly in the turret. The Type 99 has a 125mm smoothbore gun which can be controlled either electronically or manually. The tank has a crew of 3.

With its modular design, the Boxer can be changed to suit whatever situation it is needed in. This infantry transport vehicle has a crew of 3 with a further six soldiers that can disembark when needed. It is armed with a 30mm MK30-2 cannon, capable of firing 600 rounds per minute. The Boxer is can travel at speeds of around 100 km/h.

Developed in Israel as an upgrade to the M60 Patton Battle Tank from the United States, the Sabra serves in the Turkish Defense Force and came into service in 2007. Around 170 of these tanks have been upgraded and have seen action in Syria in 2016. The Sabra features a 120mm smoothbore main gun, capable of firing all standard NATO 120mm ammunition. This 55-ton tank has a crew of four.

Based on the Russian T-54 Tank, a stalwart of the Cold War, the Ramses II serves with the military of Egypt. Interestingly, the conversion of the T-54 was done in conjunction with the United States, using technology and materials from the West such as the British Leyland diesel engine. The tank has a crew of four (commander, driver, loader, and gunner).

A battle tank in use by the South Korean military, the K2 Black Panther is one of the most modern tanks in service today. It features a 120mm smoothbore gun which fires 15 rounds a minute or one every four seconds. Rumors suggest that these rounds are able to penetrate a range of tank armor, including that used by the M1A2 Abrams. The K2 can climb slopes of up to 60 degrees while it has a snorkel system that allows it to cross water around 13ft deep. It is also capable of clearing obstacles that are 1.3m in height, all of which ensure that it is a formidable opponent on the battlefield.

Developed by Oshkosh, the M-ATV is an extremely mobile tactical vehicle that can transport 5 crew while providing excellent protection. It is also considered to be Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP), capable of withstanding road side improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The M-ATV is available in various configurations depending on the task at hand.

With its ability to provide extremely mobile transportation for individual troops, All Terrain Vehicles or ATV's are mostly used by Special Forces around the world. Not only are they easily transported but they allow operators to move quickly across the battlefield, often in terrain that heavier vehicles are not able to access. There are also excellent when used on reconnaissance missions thanks to their all terrain capabilities as well as mobility. An example of a military ATV is the Polaris MV 800.

This eight-wheeled vehicle offers a versatile fighting platform that gives mobility on the battlefield while still offering excellent protection for its occupants. It comes in two versions - the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS). Each has variable combinations, depending on the exact set of circumstances in which they need to operate. The vehicle is named after two U.S. servicemen who received the Medal of Honor - Pfc. Stuart S. Stryker (WW2) and Spc. Robert F. Stryker (Vietnam).

The Norinco Main Battle Tank (MBT) - 3000 is in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army, although it is also intended for export markets. Its armament consists of a 125mm main gun with 38 rounds. It is loosely based on the Russian T-72 tank with significant upgrades. The MBT can travel at up to 67 km/h on road surfaces and has a range of 500 km.

In service with the United States Navy and Marine Corps since 1998, the MTVR has many models, including haulers, dump trucks, and other specialized forms. The MTVR, built by Oshkosh, has six wheels, is powered by a diesel engine and can carry up to 15 tons, depending on the condition of the surface upon which it is traveling. This vehicle has seen operational combat in Iraq as well as Afghanistan.

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