Desert Raider

Notes: This unusual fast attack vehicle has an innovative suspension that the manufacturer claims give it a degree of of-road mobility comparable to tracked vehicles. The four rear wheels are on springing bogy-type units that allow the rear wheels to flex up to 600 millimeters. The suspension is so sure that the vehicle is able to maintain movement even though only one of its wheels is touching the ground. The roll bar cage incorporates a weapon mount, and a number of mounts (up to four, depending on the size of the weapons mounted) may be used in the rear cargo area.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Gas

$3,457

G, A

1.2 tons

1.25 tons

2+6

2

Headlights

Open

Diesel

$3,297

D, A

1.2 tons

1.13 tons

2+6

2

Headlights

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Gas

360/144

90/50

100

110

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Diesel

286/114

72/40

100

39

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Lizard

Notes: This is a light utility vehicle designed for airborne infantry use. It is a light vehicle constructed primarily of aluminum and not much more than frame, engine, transmission, and wheels with a platform body on top. There are two seats with a small cargo area at the rear.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$2,936

G, A

600 kg

600 kg

1+1

1

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

258/104

65/26

40

34

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

M-240 Storm

Notes: This Israeli vehicle is also known as the MMV (Multi-Mission Vehicle). It is the result of decades of experience with off-road vehicles, and has a reinforced body and frame, automatic transmission, 4x4 suspension, and a powerful engine with a better-than-average drive train. The Storm normally has a weapon mount for the commander, and some are armed with a 106mm recoilless rifle or ATGM system. All versions have a 3629kg capacity winch.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Gas

$3,431

G, A

850 kg

1.76 tons

2+4

1

Headlights

Open

Diesel

$3,201

D, A

850 kg

1.78 tons

2+4

1

Headlights

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Gas

464/186

116/47

76

133

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Diesel

410/164

103/41

76

43

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

M-325 Commandcar

Notes: The Commandcar is the predecessor of the Abir listed below. It is used by Israel and has seen some export sales. The cab may be open or closed, and a machinegun mount may be located in front of the commander's position. There are several cargo bodies. A hard-bodied ambulance may carry 4 stretcher cases or 12 seated wounded, and has air conditioning. The basic cargo body is canvas-covered, and has a towing hook at the rear; in this version, the seats are on the outside facing inward. The patrol/reconnaissance body is the same, but the seats are down the center facing outward, and there is a weapon mount and a searchlight mount on each side of the cargo area. A box body is available, which may carry a variety of shelters and containers.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$4,989

G, A

1.95 tons

2.55 tons

2+12

2

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

182/74

46/19

144

73

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

M-462 Abir

Notes: The Abir is a multipurpose 4x4 tactical truck used by Israel. The layout is conventional, and the vehicle has some resemblance to the soft-top version of the HMMWV. The vehicle has been designed with crew and passenger comfort in mind, with a heavy-duty suspension, high all-round visibility, and automatic transmission. Three weapon mounts are provided, one on each side of the cargo area and one in front of the commander's seat. Variants include a TOW ATGM carrier, communications shelter carrier, command/intelligence vehicle, and ambulance.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Diesel

$4,642

D, A

1.89 tons

2.81 tons

3+10

2

Headlights

Open

Gas

$4,587

G, A

1.89 tons

2.76 tons

3+10

2

Headlights

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Diesel

256/102

64/26

144

63

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Gas

240/96

60/24

144

114

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Matmar CJ-5/CJ-6

Notes: From the mid-1970s to early 1980s, Matmar Industries manufactured the Jeep CJ-5 and the long wheelbase version, the CJ-6, under license. (Matmar is no longer in business.) These included militarized models, with improved suspensions and reinforced frames, in addition to other changes necessary for military operations. By the mid-1990s, most of these were out of active IDF service, but could still be found with reserves, local defense units, and with the police. The body panels of the Matmar versions are made from heavy 18-gauge steel, and have a soft top and doors which may be removed if desired. A roll bar behind the front seats is standard, along with a folding frame for the soft top. The floor of the rear cargo/passenger area is ribbed to increase strength, and the rear seat (or seats, in the case of the CJ-6) may be folded upwards to increase cargo space. The windshield may be folded down onto the hood. Options include various weapons mounts (normally on a post behind the front seats or on the roll bar), a front-mounted winch, a heater, and mounts for two stretchers. Variants include the Tolar variant of the CJ-6, which mounts a 106mm recoilless rifle, and is fitted with ammunition racks, an additional fire extinguisher, equipment for the recoilless rifle, and a rack at the rear for additional jerry cans. There are command and radio variants of both the CJ-5 and CJ-5; these versions have extra lights on the roll bar for the interior, a strengthened electrical system, and various mounts and racks as necessary for its duties. A reconnaissance version machinegun mounts on the roll bar, at the rear, and in front of the commanderís seat. It also has racks for two radios and a base for a long antenna, as well as storage for ammunition.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

CJ-5

$3,560

G, A

691 kg

2.04 tons

1+3

1

Headlights

Open

CJ-6

$3,594

G, A

820 kg

2.2 tons

1+7

1

Headlights

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

CJ-5

294/89

74/26

58

39

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

CJ-6

278/84

70/25

58

39

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1