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The company Boeing introduced the Phantom Badger SUV

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The company Boeing introduced the Phantom Badger SUV



Boeing introduced a new tactical vehicle designed for in-car transportation in a convertible plane V-22 Osprey. This vehicle is designed to meet the requirements of American special forces in a highly mobile vehicle for transportation in the V-22 internal compartment (V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicle, ITV).

First introduced to reporters at Phantom Works in St. Louis 21 on May 2013, the new car "Phantom Badger" was developed based on the experience of MSI Defense Solutions, which in turn initially developed automotive technology for NASCAR racing.

Phantom Badger was specially developed by the Boeing Phantom Works Special Pursuits Cell for the United States Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for the V-22 ITV program. Production is expected to start at the end of this year.

Phantom Works program manager for combat vehicles, John Chicoli, said that the vehicle is designed to occupy a niche of vehicles capable of being transported in the internal compartment of the V-22 convertible plane, but which will provide more protection and comfort than smaller armored personnel carriers.

"This is a real tactical vehicle, not at all like all armored personnel carriers," Chikoli said. It provides high use of ready-made commercial components and we have done a great job together with special forces soldiers in order to make up their requirements for a tactical vehicle. "

Boeing recently submitted its proposals to the US Special Operations Command on the request of the V-22 ITV program, which was initially interested in two vehicles with the ability to purchase eight additional samples for testing.

The Phantom Badger was tested at Fort Bragg at the Nevada Automotive Testing Center test site, according to Chicoli, at the Humvee mobility level.

However, due to the nature of the requirements and given that a number of companies are expected to have not yet submitted their proposals for the final stage of the competition, Boeing does not want to disclose specific characteristics of the car, such as speed, power reserve, fuel reserve and weight.

The car has four steering wheels, reinforced shock absorbers and suspension developed by MSI and modules for each specific mission installed behind the two front seats. These modules can be replaced within 30 minutes, which allows special forces soldiers to quickly change the role of the vehicle in accordance with the task.

The vehicle can be loaded ready for the task in V-22 with a gap of 6 inches on each side.

The hood of the prototype car was made of carbon fiber, Boeing subsequently decided that this was a “bust” and replaced it with a fiberglass hood. Boeing claims that the Phantom Badger is relatively comfortable for this type of vehicle, which reduces fatigue troops during the trip.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 6 June 2013 08: 34
    +6
    For hunting, take one. smile
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 6 June 2013 16: 30
      +1
      There was one more with them. In my opinion, the growler is also called Osprey. It stands like a cast-iron bridge, although it is made from an old Ford. I wonder how much this miracle costs?
    2. Apostle
      Apostle 8 June 2013 14: 54
      0
      "This car is designed to meet the requirements of American special forces... "this car is designed to satisfy the requirements of amerovsky officers and owners of private military offices ...
  2. albanech
    albanech 6 June 2013 09: 10
    0
    IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HE WILL GO FOR HUNTING! TIRED TO SEE COPIES ON THE SAME BASE!
  3. Dima190579
    Dima190579 6 June 2013 09: 12
    +5
    A small car under a small plane.
  4. avant-garde
    avant-garde 6 June 2013 09: 32
    +3
    From AvtoVAZ that the designers were on the "Niva" our muzzle is something similar yes
    1. Containers
      Containers 6 June 2013 22: 35
      +1
      It looks more like a land rover.
  5. avt
    avt 6 June 2013 09: 54
    +6
    Quote: Dima190579
    A small car under a small plane.

    An excellent move to bring in unnecessary products to the client. Well, nothing gets into Osprey? Buy our SUVs, only they will deliver you and fit in your pepelats! laughing Now they are developing an Osprey double two, well, we will wait for him for a new version of the SUV.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 6 June 2013 12: 15
      0
      Russian landing machines also fit the size of aircraft, did not forget?
      1. bask
        bask 6 June 2013 13: 50
        +4
        Quote: avt
        Great move

        The move is excellent. But what is the MAIN FEATURE here.
        In the United States, armored vehicles are designed and manufactured by aircraft manufacturing corporations ((Lohit Martin, Boeing ,,)))
        Maybe we can take this approach. And the MiG or Sukhoi will design, at the level of world standards, an armored car JLTV /
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 6 June 2013 16: 32
          +2
          Yes Yes. Air giants are developing. It will also cost like a 747 Boeing :-)
      2. igordok
        igordok 6 June 2013 14: 11
        +5
        Quote: Pimply
        Russian landing machines also fit the size of aircraft, did not forget?

        Russian armored vehicles (including BMD) are adapted to the width of the railway. ruts. And the dimensions of the cargo compartment of the aircraft are designed to fit the dimensions of the equipment. But not the other way around. Of course, they are trying to squeeze.
        Width of cargo compartment IL-76 3,45 m.
      3. avt
        avt 6 June 2013 14: 14
        +4
        Quote: Pimply
        Russian landing machines also fit the size of aircraft, did not forget?

        Far from it, just do not have to equate army equipment and landing equipment, which was designed and is being designed in accordance with the requirements for landing in particular by parachute method. But transport aircraft themselves, well, at least in Soviet times, were designed for existing and promising equipment and heavier transporters appeared precisely because the transported equipment was heavy and the dimensions were increasing, but not by turn. In this case, a specific desire to add an additional option, whether it is needed or not, is the tenth thing. The main thing is to get involved, well done marketing specialists, and it’s easy to justify the need.
      4. the47th
        the47th 11 June 2013 16: 35
        0
        That's just the size is determined by the customer (MO), and this case fits the definition of "vparivanie".
  6. unclevad
    unclevad 6 June 2013 12: 03
    +2
    Armored awnings are also attached to it, protecting from 7,62 caliber bullets and fragments. To protect against RPGs, an armored superstructure module is carried to the machine, carried in a separate tilt plane and mounted at the landing site by the crew in 30 minutes. laughing
    1. Professor
      6 June 2013 12: 30
      +3
      Do you mean a special forces vehicle designed by the Hero of Russia Swan?




      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 6 June 2013 20: 19
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        Do you mean a special forces vehicle designed by the Hero of Russia Swan?


        Oleg do not go away for long
        1. Professor
          6 June 2013 20: 37
          0
          Someone wants to say that Swan did not understand what kind of car special forces needed?
          1. Containers
            Containers 6 June 2013 22: 38
            0
            We don’t understand why, under the osprey, to develop this miracle freak
          2. Vadivak
            Vadivak 6 June 2013 22: 44
            +2
            Quote: Professor
            Someone wants to say that Swan did not understand what kind of car special forces needed


            SAM POPSKY (Vladimir Penyakov) drooped and Swan I think I knew the story


            The main vehicle, which was also a kind of prototype of an infantry fighting vehicle, was the legendary army jeep Willis, which underwent a certain modernization. The crew of each vehicle consisted of two (in rare cases, three) people. The armament of the Willis was limited to two machine guns: in front, next to the driver's seat, an American Browning M-1919 (7,62 mm) was installed, and directly in the back was a Browning M-2 (12,7 mm). The commandos themselves were armed with American Thompson submachine guns, Colt pistols, knives and grenades. A condensation system was built into the jeeps so that the steam from the radiator was not lost but turned back into water - thus eliminating the need to top up the radiator.
  7. USNik
    USNik 6 June 2013 15: 53
    +6
    the vehicle is designed to occupy the niche of vehicles capable of being transported in the internal compartment of the V-22 tiltrotor

    It was necessary to buy from us LUAZov, small, light and air transportable:
  8. Pablo_K
    Pablo_K 6 June 2013 19: 01
    +3
    they just invent the jeep for the second time, the drawings of the first probably did not survive
  9. uzer 13
    uzer 13 6 June 2013 20: 00
    +2
    The simplicity and reliability of the design is the key to the success of a military vehicle. And this has been repeatedly confirmed in practice. Here, American designers are clearly too smart. Or they decided to profit at the expense of the American taxpayer, because it is not assumed that the cost of this machine may be low.
    1. Professor
      6 June 2013 20: 39
      +1
      Quote: uzer 13
      Here, American designers are clearly too smart

      Have you seen the performance characteristics of the car that make such conclusions?
      1. uzer 13
        uzer 13 6 June 2013 21: 19
        +3
        They made all wheels swivel, which means on ball bearings, and this is a completely traditional solution for the Americans, because they did not see real impassability. The story with the Hammmer is repeated in an even worse version. Even more powerful SUVs with dependent axles, and they do not withstand extreme conditions, and it can be an ordinary soggy spring meadow. In TTX you can write anything. But in real conditions it turns out the following: a shovel, sledgehammer, pockets stuffed with wrenches, dirt and your own belly, on which you have to crawl under this dirt under the car. Anyone familiar with such repair technology will understand me.
        1. Containers
          Containers 6 June 2013 22: 40
          0
          Such a feeling a hundred US forces are going to fight in the deserts. Which again is suggestive.
        2. Professor
          6 June 2013 23: 06
          -1
          Quote: uzer 13
          Because they did not see the real impassability.

          What do you smoke? wink

          http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/tools/shared/mediahub/03/12/52/slideshow_652

          123_211150_Hummer_of_Love_NY455.JPG

          Quote: uzer 13
          But in real conditions it turns out the following: a shovel, sledgehammer, pockets stuffed with wrenches, dirt and your own belly, on which you need to crawl under this dirt under the machine.

          I hint that the products of the USA, and not the USSR, are discussed here. wink
          1. nerd.su
            nerd.su 6 June 2013 23: 45
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            Quote: Professor
            I hint that the products of the USA, and not the USSR, are discussed here.

            Well, yes, under the American technology, then crawl on the belly, even if they repair the service under warranty! smile

            The steeper the jeep, the farther you can write behind the tractor!
            1. Professor
              7 June 2013 08: 14
              +1
              Quote: bot.su
              Well, yes, under the American technology, then crawl on the belly, even if they repair the service under warranty!

              The quality of American auto technology is a cut above the Soviet, German by two heads ... hi
              1. nerd.su
                nerd.su 7 June 2013 11: 14
                +1
                Quote: Professor
                The quality of American auto technology is a cut above the Soviet, German by two heads ...

                Do you put German technology below Soviet? Although you get excited, the deflection is counted, you + smile
                Nevertheless, in difficult conditions everything breaks. This is where maintainability is affected, so let's call it.
                In general, we must distinguish between our military and civilian equipment. And remember that the expression "finalize with a file" is applied to our technique almost literally. After this refinement, an individually fitted, reliably working product is obtained.
                1. Professor
                  7 June 2013 11: 22
                  -2
                  Quote: bot.su
                  In general, we must distinguish between our military and civilian equipment.

                  I can write a book about the quality of military vehicles in the USSR. Already told how in the 1980 before Perestroika in ZakVO they received a weather station based on the 131 ZIL, it turned out that one piston was missing. Forgot to install at the factory ... tell me about something like this on a Mercedes.
                  1. saturn.mmm
                    saturn.mmm 7 June 2013 14: 45
                    0
                    Quote: Professor
                    About the quality of military vehicles in the USSR I can write a book.

                    Professor You can write 10 books, only in the USSR military vehicles performed their functions.
                    Zily, Kamaz and the Urals always followed tanks and other heavy equipment at any time of the day, at any time of the year, and on any road. I approve as a participant in multi-day marches in exercises. Geography from Poland to China through Kazakhstan
                    1. Professor
                      7 June 2013 14: 53
                      0
                      Quote: saturn.mmm
                      Professor You can write 10 books, only in the USSR military vehicles performed their functions.

                      In Africa, automotive equipment also performs its functions in China, especially in Syria, only this does not mean its quality.


                      Quote: saturn.mmm
                      Zily, Kamaz and the Urals always followed tanks and other heavy equipment at any time of the day, at any time of the year, and on any road.

                      How many real alarm vehicles howled out of the park? And how much did it reach the goal of the route?
                      1. saturn.mmm
                        saturn.mmm 7 June 2013 15: 23
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                        Quote: Professor
                        How many real alarm vehicles howled out of the park?

                        Professor You do not confuse the 90s and the mid 80s. 99,9% of equipment went out on alarm, the bulk reached the goal of the route, of course there were few breakdowns, but it happens that in the American and in the Israeli army, military vehicles in the USSR were completely reliable, its only drawback was the gluttony of fuel.
                      2. Professor
                        7 June 2013 16: 20
                        +1
                        He was interested in a local veteran from the Air Force about the captured equipment in the service of the IDF. Why did Soviet tanks go into service, but not motor vehicles? After all, besides hundreds of serviceable tanks, thousands (or so) of trucks and cars were captured? According to him, Soviet trucks were adopted by the Air Force in particular, but said that they had suffered from them because of constant breakdowns and quickly abandoned the idea of ​​using them. As a result, trucks withdrawn by the USA from Vietnam in the 1972 year were adopted. They didn’t buy them individually, but in hectares — how much can be grown per hectare multiplied by the number of hectares and take so much. The Americans refused to count individually. These trucks still make up the main AOI fleet.









                      3. saturn.mmm
                        saturn.mmm 7 June 2013 23: 09
                        0
                        Quote: Professor
                        He was interested in a local veteran from the Air Force about the captured equipment in the service of the IDF.

                        I can’t judge the American military vehicles because I haven’t encountered them, they say that it’s good. The budget passenger car Ford didn’t push me, the Germans and Japanese are better in this niche.
                        While I could not compare Soviet equipment with foreign one due to the lack of foreign, I thought that the Soviet one was of poor quality, but when I ran into a foreign one I realized that Soviet was not so bad. We have been working at Zil-131 since 1978, it also works, the winch on it is good.
                      4. Professor
                        8 June 2013 07: 42
                        +1
                        Quote: saturn.mmm
                        Germans and Japanese in this niche are, in my opinion, better.

                        Undoubtedly, however, the American military equipment also rarely raises complaints. hi
                      5. the47th
                        the47th 11 June 2013 16: 41
                        0
                        Quote: saturn.mmm
                        the winch on it is good

                        Very good.
            2. nerd.su
              nerd.su 7 June 2013 17: 00
              0
              Quote: Professor
              based on ZIL 131

              Everything that can be used without any alteration can be considered civil engineering ...
              By the way, as I understand it, ZIL worked at the same time.
              1. Professor
                7 June 2013 17: 19
                0
                Quote: bot.su
                Everything that can be used without any alteration can be considered civil engineering ...
                By the way, as I understand it, ZIL worked at the same time.

                Zil for the army was slightly different from the civilian version. The fact that it was noisy, vibrated and did not pull the work can not be called.
                1. nerd.su
                  nerd.su 7 June 2013 23: 03
                  0
                  Quote: Professor
                  Zil for the army was slightly different from the civilian version.

                  with what? Was there a machine gun on it? or armor?
                2. Professor
                  8 June 2013 07: 46
                  0
                  Quote: bot.su
                  with what? Was there a machine gun on it? or armor?

                  I don’t remember all the details (let the experts correct me), but the water-insulated shielded cables from the distributor and air intakes with filters which civilian versions didn’t remember well.
                3. Containers
                  Containers 8 June 2013 16: 22
                  0
                  Isolation of engine compartment and (possible) air intake outlet. Nothing else.
        3. Ruslan67
          Ruslan67 7 June 2013 21: 55
          +1
          Quote: Professor
          based on ZIL 131, it turned out that one piston was missing.

          Professor hi I’ve been the owner of a ZIL-131A for five years. It was bought during the sale in the military unit with a mileage of under a hundred thousand. I drove a hundred more after that I made the engine and rear axle kapitalka. Then in 2003 I sold it for 700 bucks Reliable car pulling more than 7 tons Maybe it’s not worth generalizing single cases and long operation?
  • Containers
    Containers 7 June 2013 02: 16
    0
    "off-road" is not dirty water as in the picture. put a pipe on the air on any cart of a suitable size, wrap the battery, generator and sensitive equipment in hermetic packages - and immediately it will become "passable".
    1. Professor
      7 June 2013 08: 16
      0
      Quote: Kosha
      "off-road" is not dirty water as in the picture. put a pipe on the air on any cart of a suitable size, wrap the battery, generator and sensitive equipment in hermetic packages - and immediately it will become "passable".

      I will fill you with video and photo materials where American SUVs overcome impassable dirt. Would you like?
      1. bask
        bask 7 June 2013 08: 29
        0
        Quote: Professor
        I will fill you with video and photo materials where American SUVs overcome impassable dirt.

        Pan..prof .., but such amerovskie SUVs can ???
        All-terrain vehicle ,, Calistrate ,,
        1. Professor
          7 June 2013 08: 37
          0
          Quote: bask
          Pan..prof .., but such amerovskie SUVs can ???

          Is Chinese Hamer or American on video? wink
          Hummer H1 Off Road Driving COMPLETELY Underwater Experience!
          1. bask
            bask 7 June 2013 18: 08
            0
            Quote: Professor
            a video Chinese Hamer or American

            Purely Russian, homemade.
            Russian car, amers, the Chinese Israelis rest. Nervously smoking aside !!! laughing fellow soldier
            "" "Self-made conveyor car" Kalistrat "
            I call all my homemade products "Kalistrats" (in honor of the legendary post-war blacksmith - Pole)
            I always dreamed of creating a conveyor - something in between GAZ-66 and GAZ-69. "" "[Media = http: //blooming.ucoz.ru/publ/samodelki/avtosa
            modelki/kalistrat4x4/2-1-0-225]
            The inventor and his car.

            Here are the cars that Russian special forces need !!!
        2. the47th
          the47th 11 June 2013 16: 43
          0
          Quote: bask

          Pan..prof .., but such amerovskie SUVs can ???

          It even "Niva" can.
      2. Containers
        Containers 8 June 2013 15: 58
        0
        Come on. Broadcast. But only a darn darn hammer (hummy) was. Well, as in this photo.
  • Containers
    Containers 6 June 2013 22: 39
    +1
    I see, for example, the number of bolts that need to be unscrewed to change the wheel. This leads to some thoughts about the suspension device.
  • mirag2
    mirag2 6 June 2013 21: 48
    0
    It was much easier to take an ATV.
    1. Containers
      Containers 8 June 2013 16: 00
      0
      And really. And things like lifting capacity ... we hook a trailer to the quadric. Do not carry nonsense.