Today we have gathered for you the top 10 newest military vehicles that are so cool, Whether they are used for defense or attack, those 10 military vehicles are sure to make you wonder how inspired the people were while creating them and that may be a career in the army is worth it just for the purpose to be close to one of them!.
Keiler might have the name (although spelled differently), but it’s actually an anti-killer since it’s a mine-clearing vehicle.
Keiler was developed by Rheinmetall in Germany to meet German Army requirements and it is a conversion of the M48 Patton medium tank chassis in combination with a German MTU MB 871 Ka 501 liquid-cooled turbocharged Diesel engine.
What does that mean? That this is a super strong vehicle, with the sole purpose of clearing a lane through the minefields, so the soldiers can have a safe passage.
Keiler can clear a lane 4.7 meters wide and 120 meters long in 10 minutes! Keiler doesn’t have any defensive weapons except its smoke grenade dischargers.
9. Caspian Sea Monster
Monsters and sea are two things that we don’t like combined. Yet here we are. The Caspian Sea Monster was a ground effect vehicle developed in the Soviet Union by the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau, and it remained the heaviest aircraft in the world throughout its 15-year service life.
You may wonder why it is on our list since it was destroyed in 1980. We have two reasons. First of all, HOW COOL IS IT, am I right? And the second (and actual reason) is that it rose from its grave only last year and took its final journey (with a little help from its friends) to a stretch of coast near Russia’s southernmost point.
Ground Effect Vehicles, also known as “ekranoplans,” are a mixture between airplanes and ships, meaning that they move over water without actually touching it. By seeing this monster, it’s really hard to imagine that it could ever float on the sea, let alone fly, but that was its purpose and it succeeded in both being stealthy and fast – which was a combination that the United States really didn’t like when they first discovered it in 1967.
They were the ones that named it the Caspian Sea Monster, but they didn’t have a chance to destroy it – its own pilot managed to do it.
8. M3 Amphibious Rig
Also known as the M3 Amphibious Bridging and Ferrying System, this amazing vehicle can ferry vehicles (when we say vehicles, we mean even tanks), across bodies of water.
As its name suggests, when it’s on the water, it uses two large aluminum pontoons that create buoyancy, and when it’s on the land, it’s your not-so-average four-wheeled vehicle. But his helpful vehicle doesn’t end its services there: Apart from the fact that it can be used as a ferry, if you couple together several M3s they can create a heavy-load bridge: 24 crew can construct a 100m bridge from eight vehicles in approximately 15 minutes.
If you like to play shooter games, then you have probably seen something like this in your online adventures. The Fennek is a Wheeled Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle that is named after the fennec fox, which is a tiny desert fox and it’s the cutest thing ever. And yes, we’re sliding off-topic.
Back to the Fennek, we go then! It was developed for both the German Army and Royal Netherlands Army to replace their current vehicles and it is operated by a three-man crew and deployed in units of two vehicles.
A scouting party equipped with this vehicle would be able to operate independently for a period of up to five days, which makes this little fox a very useful vehicle to have in the Army. The Fennek has four wheels with selectable two- or four-wheel drive, and it has a Deutz diesel engine producing 179 kW, giving it a top speed of 115 km/h.
In the list of all the cool named vehicles, we proudly add… the mighty Stryker! Stryker is not an only child, like so many others on our list, it actually has quite a lot of siblings, and they are all part of the family of eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III.
Even though a military vehicle doesn’t need a reason to be named Stryker, this one actually does have a very good one:
it is named for two unrelated U.S. soldiers who posthumously received the Medal of Honor:
One is Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker, who died in World War II, and two is Specialist Four Robert F. Stryker, who died in the Vietnam War.
The Stryker siblings have the 4-wheel drive (8×4) and can be switched to an all-wheel drive (8×8). The Stryker family might not be new (it’s been in service since 2002), but the US Army plans to improve its fleet of Stryker vehicles with the introduction of improved semi-active suspension, modifications reshaping the hull into a shallow V-shaped structure, to protect against improvised explosive devices.
5. M104 Wolverine
The M104 Wolverine armored bridge layer is designed to carry, emplace and retrieve an assault bridge in combat conditions. The Leguan aluminium bridge is made of four interchangeable sections and it is 4m wide and weights 10.9 t.
How about this fact: The Wolverine lays a heavy assault bridge within 4 minutes and it takes up to 10 minutes to recover the bridge. Laying and recovery of the bridge is done under armour, without leaving the vehicle. Yeap. Its name is not the only cool thing about it folks.
The story goes like this: They were some researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center for DARPA which thought it would be an excellent idea to create a 13,200-pound autonomous off-road Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle. Thus, the Crusher was born.
Even though it is a follow up on the previous Spinner vehicle, the Crusher has some unique characteristics, like, you don’t want to see it coming towards you ever, and also it resembles some kind of humongous hungry monster that will stop at nothing until it goes where it’s supposed to. Yes, you guessed it, we’re absolutely terrified of it! It was commissioned by DARPA to provide combat troops with a durable cargo and surveillance option.
The fact that it can operate mostly autonomously even in rough terrain, makes it perfect for the military and scary for everybody else. The notorious Crusher is powered by a series of electric motors whose batteries
are charged with a turbo-diesel generator, giving it a top speed of 26 mph, and manages to avoid obstacles using an array of cameras.
Although its proper name is Bvs 10, we like the Viking name for obvious reasons. So, this Viking might not have a long beard and drink a lot, but it is just as dangerous.
It is a fully amphibious armoured all-terrain vehicle, that consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism. Also, quite popular, as it has more than 11,000 vehicles in service in 40 countries.
That’s a lot of Vikings. Okay, okay, we’ll stop. Maybe. Although it does have some similarities, the main differences from the older Bv206s are a more powerful Cummins 5.9 litre diesel engine, improved ground clearance, newly developed chassis, power train and steering units that give the vehicle considerably enhanced speed and comfort on-road and in terrain, as well as greater load-carrying capability and the ability to add various modular sub-systems such as add-on armour, weapon mounts, a load-changer and cargo platforms. Plus, you know, they added the super cool name.
2. Jahanam Launcher
The actual name of this vehicle is Jobaria Defense Systems Multiple Cradle Launcher, but by the time you finish saying its name, it will have already launched a rocket.
This Emirati made multiple rocket launcher is not only unique to the UAE Army, but it is also the world’s largest rocket artillery (by tube count at least). It can accommodate a crew of three, it has 240 barrels, a rate of fire that’s 2 rounds per second, a maximum firing range of 37 km, It looks like it belongs to the Mad Max universe.
Developed by a joint venture between Al Jaber Land System and ROKETSAN, and let’s just say that the manufacturers probably had one single instruction before making this vehicle: “Make something that causes destruction of the highest order”.
It has four rocket launchers attached to the trailer each carrying sixty 122mm rockets, and the system fires ROKETSAN 122mm T-122 Sakarya rockets are fitted with a high-explosive warhead that can be detonated by using either a point detonating fuse or by a proximity fuse. We’re going to calmly step away.
1. Barys 8×8
The Barys have been through a lot to prove they are worth to be in the hall of fame of the best military vehicles (they were tested in temperatures between -45º and -60ºC for crying out loud) and they succeeded in being accepted by Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces. If you think that this is one of the military vehicles without a cool name, think again. The word Barys refers to Snow Leopard in the local language. But the name is not the only cool thing about it.
The main armament of the vehicle is an AU-220M remote-controlled turret system fitted with a 57mm automatic cannon, 7.62mm machine-gun, smoke-grenade launchers, and targeting systems.
It features a 12kW air-conditioner with a climate control system, which allows the troops inside to operate in extreme temperatures – without freezing to death that is.