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so when do we get one?

when do we get this engine combo?


This mean green machine creatively named the "Ultra Light Vehicle" (ULV) might be America's next go-to Army truck, and it's propelled by a Subaru diesel-electric hybrid engine.






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So Oshkosh won that contract. Meet the JLTV. It *is* the Humvee replacement. It sounds like it can be powered by a few different engine configurations. One of those Wikipedia pages says something about an Oshkosh Hybrid. May or may not be a rebranded version of the Subaru powerplant mentioned above, depending on how Oshkosh put things together. I sort of assume that Oshkosh doesn't have their own in-house, proprietary engine, but I admit that I don't know much about Oshkosh. I also admit that I haven't really spent any time doing any serious looking to sort this out either. Also sounds like the hybrid powerplant may be the super expensive configuration. So the Army wants one with a GM Duramax, which will probably be significantly cheaper and more reliable and much more terrible on gas.




Edit: "Motive power for the JLTV variant of the L-ATV is provided by a digitally-controlled General Motors (GM) Duramax V8 cylinder 6.6-liter diesel engine of undisclosed power output, but estimated to be around 300 hp. In commercial use power output of this engine is currently up to 397 hp (296 kW) at 3000 rpm. An unspecified fully automatic Allison Transmission is fitted, this coupled to an Oshkosh transfer case. It is currently not known if this is a single-speed or two-speed (high/low ratio) transfer case.

The L-ATV can be fitted with the Oshkosh ProPulse diesel-electric powertrain, previously fitted to the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and MTVR. According to Oshkosh literature,[37] the ProPulse diesel-electric powertrain dramatically improves fuel economy by up to 35 percent in certain circumstances and serves as an on-board generator with enough output to power an entire airfield or hospital, generating up to 120 kW of AC power for external operations; the hybrid powertrain is not a requirement of the JLTV program."

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