Cougar 6x6 MRAP Wooden Model
Military Mahogany is proud to offer this Cougar wooden model MRAP to our series of beautiful hand crafted models. Model is loaded with tons of details from the from bumper to the rear, even a defensive machine gun turret has been added
A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) is a family of armored fighting vehicles designed for the U.S. Army and United States Marine Corps with the goal of surviving IED attacks and ambushes in Iraq.
There is no common MRAP vehicle design; there are several vendors, each with a competing entry. The Marine Corps had planned to replace all Humvees in combat zones with MRAP vehicles, although this appears to have changed. As armored vehicles are considered an "urgent need" in Afghanistan, this program is primarily funded under an "emergency war budget".
By June 2008 roadside bomb attacks and fatalities were down almost 90% partially due to MRAPs. "They've taken hits, many, many hits that would have killed soldiers and Marines in uparmored Humvees," according to Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Maj. General Rick Lynch, who commanded a division in Baghdad, told USA Today the 14-ton MRAPs have forced insurgents to build bigger, more sophisticated bombs to knock out the vehicles. Those bombs take more time and resources to build and set up, which gives U.S. forces a better chance of catching the insurgents in the act and then attacking them.