Military Mad Max is about the only string of words you could define this thing with. This sand-going land yacht redefines what we thought a monster truck could even be!
I first found Militray Mad Max featured on a Jalopnik article, but the truck is creating a buzz all over the net.
The Military Mad Max is a truck that redefines what we thought a truck could even be, and it’s quite possibly the truck of our wildest dreams (or worst nightmares, depending on which side of its graces you find yourself on).
It apparently belongs to Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, and although you’ll probably have a hard time regurgitating his name two words after you read it, the memory of this machine is going to stick in your head for the rest of your life.
Military Mad Max probably has a different moniker in its native locale, but it’s hard to associate a more fitting title to something that’s rugged enough to plow through a field of IEDs – without even flinching.
Military Mad Max is outfitted with enough spares to refit your entire car – you know, in case you plow through a spike strip accidentally. Two massive spare tires line each side of the insatiably long hood, although the thought of actually changing a tire is impossibly impractical.
It would take a team of soldiers, a slew of special equipment, and probably more time than it would take to literally drag the blown out tires back home and make the repair back at the garage, or warehouse (wherever he parks this thing!).
It certainly has enough wheels to power through a few flats. The monster chassis of the Military Mad Max is allegedly an Oshkosh M1075 (which has a curb weight of 53,000lbs)!
The ten-axle, all-wheel-drive configuration (in factory form) is rated at 86,000lbs, and has a GCWR (gross combined weight rating) of 135,000lbs.
It’s powered by a 600hp, C15 Caterpillar, with torque vectoring channeled by a bullet-proof, Allison 4500, six-speed, automatic transmission. The proprietary Oshkosh transfer case moves Military Mad Max across what we’d expect to be just about any terrain desireable.
The Oshkosh M1075, in its military configuration, was designed for ultimate utility and configured around a Palletized Load System in its A1 variation. Military Mad Max throws all that to the wind with what is being unanimously agreed upon as a Jeep Wrangler cab. It’s the ultimate semi!
Despite the lack of utility, there does seem to be a purpose in mind, and references to “regular” automobiles don’t stop with the crew quarters.
The rear bumper, oddly enough, features a Dodge Dart bumper, and as strange as this may sound, it’s not the first mashup that doesn’t quite make sense, but its Titanic proportions are nearly unmatched!
We’re definitely sensing a deep “Jeep Love” from across the globe, and it seems to be en vogue to smash contemporary trucks and cars together on heavy-duty chassis, just because it can be done.
You’ll instantly recognize the Ram front end on the Jeep body to the right (above). But the second truck (left) has the front end of an International Lonestar.
Although Military Mad Max isn’t even close to the only jaw-dropping custom build in the motor pool, it’s definitely one of the most formidable. There is absolutely no need for something like this to even exist – which is exactly why we had to celebrate it!
Jalopnik is reporting that the Military Mad Max is already sitting in a museum at the United Arab Emirates. Someone probably got sick of refueling it every 38 seconds (we’re not even going to ask about emissions), but the fact that it exists today is a celebration of customization that surpasses all practicality – because what fun is economy without a little waste here and there?