±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6646

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 148
Total: 148
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Downloads
07: Community Forums
08: Home
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Home
12: Photo Gallery
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Photo Gallery
18: CPGlang
19: Photo Gallery
20: Photo Gallery
21: Photo Gallery
22: Photo Gallery
23: Downloads
24: Community Forums
25: Home
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Your Account
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Home
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: CPGlang
41: Member Screenshots
42: Photo Gallery
43: Home
44: Home
45: Your Account
46: Community Forums
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: Downloads
52: Downloads
53: Community Forums
54: Statistics
55: Photo Gallery
56: Home
57: Photo Gallery
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Your Account
64: Community Forums
65: Member Screenshots
66: News
67: Downloads
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: CPGlang
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: CPGlang
81: Community Forums
82: CPGlang
83: Home
84: Home
85: CPGlang
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Your Account
94: Photo Gallery
95: CPGlang
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Home
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Home
102: Community Forums
103: CPGlang
104: CPGlang
105: Community Forums
106: CPGlang
107: Home
108: Your Account
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Downloads
113: Community Forums
114: Home
115: Home
116: CPGlang
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: CPGlang
120: Home
121: Home
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Home
126: CPGlang
127: Community Forums
128: Photo Gallery
129: News
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Your Account
133: Downloads
134: News
135: CPGlang
136: Community Forums
137: Photo Gallery
138: Home
139: Community Forums
140: Community Forums
141: Home
142: Community Forums
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: Home
146: Home
147: Downloads
148: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
More Cougars ordered
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
buglerbilly
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:23 am
Post subject: More Cougars ordered



Force Protection Industries, Inc. in Ladson, SC received a $50.9 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 79 Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) and associated manuals, spares, field support, and training. Work will be performed in Ladson, SC (60%) and Charlotte, MI (40%), and work is expected to be complete by May 2007.

This contract is in addition to the 27 Cougars purchased by the Marines for use in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 122-vehicle all-services order.

Regards,

BUG
Back to top
View user's profile
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 6989
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:52 am
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

Talk about your 'serious' heavy duty 'grocery grabber'...lol
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jinx
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 186
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:17 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

Ok, i'll bite. What is the purpose of that device on the hood?
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4677
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:31 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

- Jinx
Ok, i'll bite. What is the purpose of that device on the hood?


My best guess is engine access grills. Most other pics I've seen show what appears to be this shape lying flat on the top of the "hood". It seems pretty clearly to have handles at the outer edges for lifting. I suppose it could also be some kind of wedgie deflection device to protect the windshield area, but that's a distant second guess...

www.marcorsyscom.usmc....cougar.asp

Also, the ForceProtection website has some good photos, though they're a little cagey about views from the top. (Click on the small pics to enlarge)
www.forceprotection.ne...ls/cougar/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
oldtop
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 17, 2006
Posts: 70

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:41 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

I would think its a hinged bar armor for the windshield/cab area for deflexting RPG projectiles/blast when engaging an attack from the front.
Back to top
View user's profile
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1439
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:52 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

- oldtop
I would think its a hinged bar armor for the windshield/cab area for deflexting RPG projectiles/blast when engaging an attack from the front.


Lets not get carried away here... Its purely the grills over the engine. They normally lay flat when moving.

Incidentally they are only fitted to the Cougar-H & Cougar HEV

Cool

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
buglerbilly
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:59 am
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

I agree with Jim, it's only the engine grilles..........below an image of the 6x6 version............



Regards,

BUG
Back to top
View user's profile
oldtop
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 17, 2006
Posts: 70

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:02 am
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

Well I thought it was a fair guess what the grills were for, however after going to Camp Lejeune and the engineering compound (I drive by it every time I go to the exchange) and having a look-see yup its the cooling air exhaust grills. they had to put them up on top because of the engine compartment belly armor.
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2523
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:15 am
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

- JimWeb


Lets not get carried away here... Its purely the grills over the engine. They normally lay flat when moving.


And what's the fun if we don't get carried away Smile

We haven't had a 'Green Tiger in North Africa' or 'The Sherman was a piece of S%&t' bruhaha in a long time.

I'll admit when I first looked at it I wondered what they were. I figured maybe they were some kind of blast deflector since it was an EOD vehicle. But open engine covers makes more sense

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
BryanWilson
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 27

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:40 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

Saw a short piece on Fox News last night that featured this vehicle. You could clearly see the hood grilles.
Back to top
View user's profile
Jinx
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 186
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:52 pm
Post subject: Re: More Cougars ordered

- JimWeb
- oldtop
I would think its a hinged bar armor for the windshield/cab area for deflexting RPG projectiles/blast when engaging an attack from the front.


Lets not get carried away here... Its purely the grills over the engine. They normally lay flat when moving.

Incidentally they are only fitted to the Cougar-H & Cougar HEV

Cool



Ok, thank you. A closer look revealed the hinges at the bottom, and now it all makes sense.

(Certainly makes it easier to see where you're going if those aren't sticking up when you're driving!)
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum