US MRAPS in Action

Published on
November 26, 2013
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
John Adams-Graf
Other Publication Information
Softcover, 80 pages plus covers, over 225 color photographs, color illustrations on front and back covers
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Provided by: Squadron - Website: Visit Site

This is another book in Squadron Signal’s In Action series that profiles a family of military vehicles with photos of them in actual use. The series uses in-field photos to trace the history and development of the vehicles.

The history of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles is chronicled from the earliest armored security vehicles (ASVs) that were built to replace armored HMMWVs and provide greater resistance to roadside bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during the Iraq wars.

The book’s introduction describes the categories of MRAPs depending on their use, level of protection, weight, and number of occupants. Vehicle types included are M117 Guardian ASV, RG-31, RG-33 4x4, RG-33L 6x6, the Cougar Family, the Caiman Family, the MaxxPro Family, M-ATV, the Buffalo MPRC, and the Meerkat & Husky. Each vehicle type is documented with several pages of high quality color photos and accompanying text. The photos show the vehicles in various field and maintenance conditions. Most of the photos are overall images of the vehicles, but there are a few detail shots also.

Many variations of the vehicles are shown in different settings, field modifications, and conditions of use.

This is an excellent book with many sharp, clear, action photos and is a great source of ideas for models and dioramas. Highly recommended for those interested in the MRAP family of vehicles.

Many thanks to MMD-Squadron for providing the review sample and to IPMS’ wonderful review program for letting me review the book.


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