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Cougar MRAP 4x4

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Feb 14, 2012
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3ds Max 2011  |  mental ray
Lightwave 6.5  |  Default Scanline
Maya 7  |  mental ray
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3D Model Specifications
15,105 Polygons
13,237 Vertices
Polygonal Quads/Tris Geometry
UV Mapped
overlapping Unwrapped UVs
Product ID: 596570
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Detailed Cougar HEV4x4 MRAP armored vehicle. Single 2048x2048 texture page. PSD textures also available on request. Model includes M2 12.5mm heavy machine gun, doors ready for animation and simple interior.

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All renders shown here created with the 3ds Max scanline renderer. Modeled predominately in quads, Quoted poly count is for quads.

Get in touch for a full range of customisations to your exact spec. Full range of OpFor characters also available, as well as region specific architecture. Model was originally created for use in a high-end simulation product.

Texture Res: Single 2048 x2048.

Native format is 3ds Max. No 3rd party plugins required.


The Cougar HEV 4x4 is an armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to be resistant to anti-vehicle mines and improvised munitions.

It is a family of armorued vehicles produced by Force Protection which manufactures ballistic and mine-protected vehicles to the highest standards. These specialty vehicles are protected against small arms, land mines and IEDs using a combination of design features and materials to protect both the crew and engine compartment against a wide range of attacks. A Monocoque type, V-shaped hull extends to the engine bay and serves to direct the blast away from under the vehicle. The dual air-conditioners help keep heavily dressed troops from overheating in temperatures over 38 °C.

The Cougar was designed by a team at Force Protection in the US in response to an urgent requirement by the US Marine Corps. Contrary to common belief, this was not a South African vehicle but rather a new design developed in the US based on an evolution of vehicle mine-protection technology used by the British, Rhodesian and South African forces from the 1950s onwards.

Some 4000 of these vehicles will have been fielded under the US military's MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and other vehicle programs. US Defense secretary Robert Gates demanded that the vehicles be ordered in larger numbers after the Marines reported in 2004 that no troops had died in more than 300 IED attacks on Cougars. Since then, Cougar vehicles have been hit by IEDs many times in Iraq with few fatalities. Britain chose the Cougar over the RG-31 Nyala for their 'Mastiff' APV.

The Pentagon has future plans to add the Crows II remote weapon station, Raytheon Quick Kill active anti-RPG system, and the Frag Kit 6 anti-EFP armor.

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