posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 02:45 AM
ShadowXIX is correct, the Humvee was never intended to be an armored vehicle, and is "thin skinned".
Can you name a better current light military truck on the planet?
No, and hence the reason I drive a 1979 Jeep Cherokee sport.
As for creating a better "primary light transport", I am willing to give a go and a replacement. Even if this was a DARPA fishbowl.
As for flaws, can you name any other than the opinion already stated, of yours. Because the Humvee is in the DoD works for some time.
First change I would make, would be that all future military vehicles be standard multi/alternative fuel capable.
Second change, is a new model design for frame and body.
Something like the Aliens (the movie), APC. I like what Battlefield 2142 did, but it needs to be smaller than a LAV/Stryker.
Third, the concept would combine the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
roadwheel/track mobility. This ability to use wheel and or tracks improves advantage of maneuver warfare.
For electronics packages, it would have FLIR, and thermal. Allowing it or those mounted within to "see".
All further details are classified and require need to know
[edit on 31-3-2006 by ADVISOR]