Chenowth Racing Products
Automotive manufacturer of USA From 1967 on.
Chenowth Racing Products of California built off road buggys and sand rail chassis since the 1960s they are known for the Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV).
Chenowth Racing Products. Inc. was the world's leading manufacturer of dune buggy chassis related components. Starting in a small shop Spring Valley. California, it became the standard of the Buggy Industry.
The FAV is manufactured by Chenowth Racing Products of California. It weighs 980 kg and has a maximum payload of 680 kg. The FAV is powered by a 200 hp, air-cooled Volkswagen engine , which provides a top speed of 130 km / h and an acceleration to 50 km / h in four seconds. Despite the required off-road capability, no four-wheel drive is provided. The 80-liter tank ensures a range of about 330 km. With additional tanks can be achieved 1610 km, but then decreases the potential payload considerably.
The Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV), also known as the Scorpion or Desert Patrol Vehicle , is a fast, lightly armored transport vehicle for US forces . The vehicle was produced in the 1980s and first became known to the public during the Second Gulf War . Members of the SEAL Team 3 were the first Allied units ever to arrive at Kuwait City , which had been hastily abandoned by the Iraqi forces. Meanwhile, the FAV was largely replaced by the Light Strike Vehicle replaced.
The vehicles are used by American special forces on reconnaissance missions or deep behind enemy lines. They are fast, very off-road and relatively heavily armed. Their disadvantage is that the crew is exposed to enemy fire without protection, with the result that their role as a reconnaissance vehicle has been weighted heavier than that of a weapons platform. Problems had the vehicles during the Iraq war, as they were too weak in unsustainably solid ground .
The crew consists of three persons. The driver is sitting in the front left of the vehicle. Right next to him is one of the two shooters. In the rear of the vehicle, the second shooter sits in the middle. The armament of the two shooters is directed forward. The front shooter can swing his weapon only limited, the rear shooter sits on a rotatable seat and thus has a larger pivot range of the armament.
Fast Attack Vehicle Technical data
Power: 200 hp
Overall length: 4080 mm
Overall width: 2100 mm
Height above all: 2000 mm
Gradeability : 75%
Weight: 960 kg
Top speed: 130 km / h
Fuel quantity: 80 liters, with additional tank 610 liters
Armament: M60 , M249 SAW , M2HB , 40mm machine grenade launcher Mk 19 , M240