SOES_v said:Thanks for the heads up! Question. What is wrong with the MSVS Milcot? I know that the AHSVS is based very heavily on a civilian truck, so I don't know why the MSVS Milcot can't be modified to fulfill the role of the MSVS SMP?
There's a number of reasons - the first and most significant is that we didn't scope the MSVS MilCOTS for armour. There's no (easy) way to armour it, and I'm not certain what an improvised armour system would do to its characteristics (loss of range, payload etc). The SMP variant was explicitly defined to require optional add-on armour.
For permissive environments, the MSVS MilCOTS is fine. Once there's an enemy messing around in rear areas or over lines of communications, it's less appealing.