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1. (WO2010118248) MINE RESISTANT ARMORED VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/118248    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/030418
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 09 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: F41H 7/02
Applicants: FORCE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
JOYNT, Vernon, P.
NORTH, John, W.
GEORGAS, Jonathan, W.
WHITE, James, E.
BORDERS, Thomas, E., III
WILLIAMS, Michael, L.
Inventors: JOYNT, Vernon, P.
NORTH, John, W.
GEORGAS, Jonathan, W.
WHITE, James, E.
BORDERS, Thomas, E., III
WILLIAMS, Michael, L.
Title: MINE RESISTANT ARMORED VEHICLE
Abstract:
In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a blast-resistant armored land vehicle. Wheels or tracks may be attached to the vehicle by an Independent suspension. The vehicle may include a body comprised of sheet materials, the body having a centerline, an upper portion including opposite side portions, a first bottom portion defining a V, with the apex of the V substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the vehicle and extending along a portion of the vehicle, and a second bottom portion defining a V, with the apex of the V substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the vehicle and extending along another portion of the vehicle. The vehicle may further include an engine detachably affixed to the body, a transmission connected to the engine, and a drive train assembly connected to the engine. The drive train assembly being detachably affixed to the body.