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Mastiff MK1/MK3

The following information is as supplied on the information boards.

The Mastiff can trace its roots back to 2004 when Force Protection Inc designed the Cougar, a 4x4/6x6 heavily defended mine resistant vehicle. This was developed for the USMC in the US and based on an evolution of vehicle mine protection technology used by the UK, Rhodesian, and South African forces from the 1950ís-1980ís. Mastiff, known as MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) by the US military and PPV (Protected Patrol Vehicle) in the UK. The base Mastiff vehicle is supplied by FP Inc and retrofitted by NP Aerospace in Coventry, integrating electronics and the UK armour package. The latest Mastiff MK3 remains essentially the as earlier versions but with changes to performance, interior, and accessibility. It has the Wolfhound configuration, with more power being delivered by a 6 speed Allison gearbox rather than the old 5 speed Allison gearbox. The Mastiff MK3 also has opening front doors to enable easier access and the ability to put bulky EOD kit in the rear. It has an extra 7 inches of roof height in the rear enabling easier movement within the crew area. The Mastiff MK2 is the protected eyes variant for the Royal Engineers, fitted with the MMC (Mast Mounted Camera) on the rear and extra stowage for T-hawk and Talon.

  • Battle weight 25,960kg (Payload 5,200 kg)
  • Speed 90kmh (57MPH)
  • Length 7.813m
  • Width 3.852
  • Height 3.55m with weapon and sight fitted
  • Engine Caterpillar C7 FMM diesel (single turbo)
  • Firepower OWS-optional fit 7.62mm GPMG, 12.7mm HMG, or 40mm GMG grenade launcher
  • Protection level 1 ballistic protection/2A mine NP Aerospace bar armour
  • Crew 2+8(MK3) 2+6(MK1 and 2)
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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...