Panda Hobby 1/35 M1235A1 MAXXPRO Dash DXM Suspension System Vehicle (New Tool) Kit
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The MaxxPro was designed to meet both Army and USMC requirements for a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to replace the HMMWV in operations.This was due to the high number of deaths because of the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) by insurgent forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The MaxxPro is built by Navistar Defense on the Navistar International 7000 series truck Chassis, using an armor package developed by Plasan of Israel. The MaxxPro uses an armored crew capsule with bolt-on armor for easy repair. Like other MRAPs, the MaxxPro uses a V-shaped hull to direct the force of a blast away from the crew. The vehicle modeled by Panda is the M1235A1 MaxxPro Dash DXM. The Dash DXM is a lighter weight version of the MaxxPro that uses an independent suspension developed by Hendrickson for better cross-country performance and improved roll-over resistance. The Dash is easily recognized by the lack of a box-shaped extension on the roof. It also has horizontal bars across the grill and a break in the bodywork allowing the top of the V-shaped hull to be seen above the air conditioner units. The DXM is recognizable by the use of the full independent four-wheel suspension. The spring units and lower A-arms are very distinctive.