Company: Squadron Signal Publications
This is another book in Squadron Signal’s In Action series that profiles a family of military vehicles with photos of them in actual use. The series uses in-field photos to trace the history and development of the vehicles.
The history of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles is chronicled from the earliest armored security vehicles (ASVs) that were built to replace armored HMMWVs and provide greater resistance to roadside bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during the Iraq wars.
The book’s introduction describes the categories of MRAPs depending on their use, level of protection, weight, and number of occupants. Vehicle types included are M117 Guardian ASV, RG-31, RG-33 4x4, RG-33L 6x6, the Cougar Family, the Caiman Family, the MaxxPro Family, M-ATV, the Buffalo MPRC, and the Meerkat & Husky. Each vehicle type is documented with several pages of high quality color photos and accompanying text. The photos show the vehicles in various field and maintenance conditions. Most of the photos are overall images of the vehicles, but there are a few detail shots also.