Mountain Cat light amphibious ATV


The Observer

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Slightly off-topic, but is there any good reason why the ATV doesn't have any suspension? the ride quality looks pretty harsh for me.

I found a video about a suspension mod for Argo Avenger ATV to prove my point. It also raises the ground clearance as a beneficial side effect. Definitely looks like something the troops would appreciate, especially in bumpy terrain.

 

by78

Lieutenant General
From a magazine. The completeness and accuracy of the illustration cannot be guaranteed.

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TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
I think “Amphibious” was an overstatement to begin with. I mean Ford a river? Fine. Cross a small pond? Good. Trying to actually land ashore from sea? One wave and your swimming.
The ATV like this is the more popular type in military circles. Though I find it odd they have troops sitting on the Bed the Chinese market offers 4seat side by sides. Then again I find it odd that they favored the 8x8s.
I mean sure the Z8 doesn’t have a hold large enough for most modern 4x4 it was designed In the early 1960s when the US/Japanese made Jeep’s of either WW2 surplus or Korean War were ubiquitous across European forces. But the Hip could haul a top less UAZ 469 that’s roughly the size of a modern commercially sourced small 4x4 like the BAIC BJ40.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Well they don’t seem to be doing any favors on passenger safety or comfort. They seem to have cut off a roll cage at shoulder level. That was likely done to facilitate the vertical hight on loading in the chopper but leaves the passengers in a bad spot if it were to roll over. Also again the rear seats on the bed. Yeah you can do it but on a bumpy road that’s not going to be great on the back. As a pure utility vehicle these would be fine as passenger vehicles a 4 seater UTV would be better.
 

Heliox

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If there's a height requirement, they could always design in a foldable roll-cage.
 

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