On March 20- 2023, the Us announced new military aid for Ukraine, including Us arms and equipment for Ukraine valued at 350 million dollars.
This military assistance package includes more ammunition for Us provided hemores and howitzers that Ukraine is using to defend itself, as well as ammo for Bradley infantry fighting Vehicles, art missiles, anti-tank weapons, River and boats and other equipment.
Recently, it became known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine has received American Oshkosh matv all-terrain armored vehicles already in service with our Defenders.
Today, we are going to tell you about these armored vehicles.
A post on the nmft telegram Channel suggests that the video was filmed on the territory of Ukraine.
About 40 units of armored vehicles were caught on camera.
A Ukrainian Ua’s 469 accompanied the Convoy.
No official announcement of the delivery of these American armored vehicles has been made, but they were captured on video.
This means that the Oshkosh matv all-terrain armored vehicles are already helping our Defenders defend our native Ukraine, so it’s time to get to know them.
The matv is primarily used as a light tactical vehicle for transporting troops, equipment and supplies in areas with a high risk of roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices IDs.
It can accommodate a crew of up to five Personnel, including a driver, Commander, Gunner, two passengers.
On June 30 2009, the Oshkosh matv was selected from five Mrap options and was declared the winner of a competition that resulted in a 1.060 billion dollars contract with Oshkosh defense to supply 2244 armored vehicles to the Us Army.
The Matv Mrfp all-terrain vehicle is powered by cummins’s 6.7 liter V8 turbo diesel engine.
The engine can produce up to 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque, providing the vehicle with excellent acceleration and off-road capabilities.
History of Oshkosh Matv creation.
The Oshkosh, known rap fee all-terrain vehicle, or matv, is a medium combat tactical armored vehicle.
It was specifically designed for use by Us forces in Afghanistan.
It is an all-terrain armored vehicle with a 4×4 wheel configuration currently serving the Us Army.
Years of experience in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that light armored vehicles are incredibly vulnerable to enemy IEDs- improvised explosive devices.
The basic Amendment Wevs had insufficient protection, which forced the development of programs to strengthen the system.
The result was the impressive Oshkosh matv, a vehicle that combined the defensive qualities of its large four and six-wheel counterparts with the mobility of smaller vehicles.
This vehicle also proved helpful in urban combat.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine received a batch of Oshkosh matv armored vehicles from the Us Army, which belonged to the Mrap Class.
This vehicle is very suitable for city battles and the car can repel Russian soldiers in Ukrainian cities.
The exterior of Oshkosh matv-
The v-shaped bottom of the hall, protects the crew from explosions.
The matv can travel almost 50 kilometers.
At 50 kilometers slash with a punctured engine cooling system, hydraulic system and engine oil leakage, the vehicle can travel at least one kilometer.
The front door with double hinges opens in the usual way, while the rear door opens to the rear.
The cab has flat sides and a flat roof.
There is a turret on the top where weapons are mounted.
The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of approximately 25 000 pounds- approximately eleven thousand five hundred kilograms- and a gross vehicle weight rating of 32 500 pounds- fourteen thousand seven hundred and forty two kilograms.
Despite this weight, the Oshkosh matd can be transported by C100 and 30 Hercules aircraft or ch-53 and ch-47 helicopters.
This vehicle is very tough for Ukrainian troops to use to expel Russian troops who are still in Ukrainian cities, such as the city of Bachmann.
Powerful engine: the caterpillar C7 engine Powers Oshkosh matv.
This 7.2 liter single row, six-cylinder turbo diesel engine develops up to 370 amp.
The engine is mated to a six-speed Allison 3500 Sv series automatic transmission, which has a manual ship, a system that has some elements of a manual transmission.
The suspension system is an independent 4×4 t8k4 system in which two large reinforced coil springs are mounted on the axle.
Engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case that allows the driver to switch between high and low gear ranges, depending on the terrain.
It can reach a top speed of 105 kilometers slash with a maximum cruising range of 650 kilometers.
The standard version of the matv is equipped with a remote Weapon Station- Rws- mounted on the vehicle’s roof.
The Argos can be operated from inside the car using a joystick and video monitor, and armed with various machine guns.
The engine is designed to ensure continuous operation and with stand direct fire from Small Arms up to 7.62 millimeters.
The tires are designed to withstand an additional 48 kilometers of damage thanks to an integrated dual Channel Central tire pressure system with four terrain settings.
Armament of the Oshkosh matv.
Like other all-terrain armored vehicles of this class, the Oshkosh matv is heavily armed and can adapt to the evolving needs of the mission.
The roof mounted turret can be fitted with various weapon systems from the Us Army’s Arsenal.
The Oshkosh Mapv’s design is attractive because it can be fired directly and remotely from the cockpit to protect the Gunner.
Weapon systems that can be fitted to the Oshkosh matv include the M247.62 millimeters General purpose machine gun, 1940 millimeters automatic grenade launcher and the Bgm-71 Tiobo anti-tank missile system.
This formidable Armament means the vehicle can be used equally effectively against enemy infantry buildings, light armored vehicles and tanks, inflicting maximum damage.