There has been a lot of traffic on this forum regarding the Oshkosh M-ATV and it's variants lately due to the new releases by Kinetic and Panda kits. I figured I would start this thread to be a depository of information regarding the M-ATV, not just the specific kits as we already have those threads but just general pictures and information all in one place. Please feel free to post any M-ATV information, pictures or questions here.
I will start with some pictures of the beds of Gen 1 M-ATV's and the modifications that were made to them. Due to lack of interior stowage in the M-ATV, all ammo and equipment had to be stowed in the bed or, if they had them, in turret bustle racks. This lead to crews fabricating walls for the bed so they could better pile their gear in the back.
I saw many methods trying to do this, but the most common was plywood, cammo net, and HESCO barriers as those materials were the most common and easiest to work with.
Brand new M-ATV, one of the first in country with no modifications.
This belongs to an RCP, this one has plywood.
From the same RCP, this one has a unique custom metal walls with built in door. Only one I ever saw like this.
One of our trucks with Anti RPG netting and Camo netting wall
Our local ETT Teams trucks all had plywood bolted to the outside
Same truck as above.