Best Bug Out Vehicle: Marauder
If you are a fan of bad-a** survival vehicles you may have seen the Marauder SUV developed by the Paramount Group based in the perpetual survivalist nation of South Africa. This vehicle gained so much popularity it was featured in the British automotive program Top Gear. For comparisons sake, the truck was matched to the Hummer, where it was tested for driving off-road as well as over cars, ordering fast food, and being blasted by explosives. To give you an idea of how great this bad-boy is, reference this episode to watch how the same explosives that were used on the H3 that completely destroyed it left the Marauder completely operational with the exception of a single blown tire.
Bad Ass Marauder Bug Out Vehicle Specs
- 20,000+ lb. beast that can weigh up to 33,000 lbs. when combat ready
- Holds up to eight passengers
Marauder Survival Armor
- 7.62x54mm RB 32 API & .50cal API (Equivalent to STANAG 4569 level III)
- Mine Protection – Double anti-tank mine (14kg TNT) under any wheel
- Single anti-mine (7kg) under the hull. (Higher than STANAG 4569 level 4a and 4b)
- The truck or truck/tank hybrid gets its power from a Cummins ISBe4 Diesel engine that can reach 100-120 km/h depending on the tires.
Use of the Marauder Survial Vehicle
The Marauder is designed to carry a crew of two in the front and eight fully equipped soldiers in the rear. It can be adapted to be an ambulance, a command center, or to house an overhead weapon system (my favorite).
Initially developed for recon and peacekeeping missions, the Marauder can be outfitted with light and medium caliber machine guns, cannon weapons, missile launchers, and anti-aircraft guns (just kidding).
How To Get Your Marauder
In the event that you need to withstand an anti-tank blast under the hull, or a double anti-tank mine blast under any wheel, the Marauder is for you.
For $500,000 bucks the Marauder could be yours!
The company is in an agreement with the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Jordan’s primary governmental military agency that develops and manufactures defense systems, and which serves as an independent technical advisor to the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF).
Currently the vehicle is only in operation in Azerbaijan, South Africa, and in use by the Indian Army.