Wednesday, June 17

Bring in the Bomb Squad – this Cougar is about to blow-up! Constructed test shots from Panda

Panda Hobby have already made the 4 wheeled version of the Cougar MRAP and now they go heavier with the 6x6 Cougar JERRV which stands for a Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle and it's coming in July!

Cougar 6X6 JERRV
Panda Hobbies
Photo etch and markings for one version included.
Available in July 2015

The advanced ballistic and blast-protected Cougar 6x6 can seat 10 fully equipped passengers. When it comes to reliability, even after a hit the Cougar can return to the field in a matter of hours and perform a number of tasks such as Command and Control, Patrol, Convoy Support, Forward Observation, Reconnaissance, Med-Evac and more. This particular version is the JERRV version which stands for Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle. An EOD vehicle that United States military engineers and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units use in war zones
The advanced ballistic and blast-protected MRAP Cat II Cougar boasts an outstanding occupant survival rate. The Cougar 6x6 can seat ten fully equipped passengers. The Cougar is the paragon of troop transports in Iraq and Afghanistan, where it has withstood literally thousands of IED/landmine attacks. As for the survivability of the Cougar itself, not only is the vehicle built to drive into danger, its reparability typically allows it to return to service within a matter of hours. The Cougar’s reliability has gained it global popularity and is being sold to foreign allies in Canada, Iraq and the UK.
As a result of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq (Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom) a need was identified for a series of vehicles designed to survive the explosive threats posed by the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as well as conventional mining and ambush tactics employed against Coalition personnel. These vehicles were collectively described as MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) capable, and would be specifically built to defeat these threats. One such vehicle is the Cougar. Manufactured by Force Protection Inc., the Cougar has been in production, and in service since 2004. These vehicles were designed to have good road speeds and endurance (to allow for the long distances travelled, as well as reduced maintenance requirements because of their wheeled design) and were specifically designed to maximize passenger survivability against small arms ambushes and conventionally laid mines.

The feature page of this kit..
The Photo etch included
Decal choice
These vehicles carry the remote control device to keep soldiers out of harms way - one is included in this kit
 The test kit and remote control vehicle built up from Kittyhawk
Well that is all we have right now until this kit’s release - We will keep you abreast of news this kit from Panda-Hobby in the future.