Ford Ranger became a military pickup

Ford Ranger became a military pickup

October 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The militarized version of the model was introduced by the British company Ricardo

The British company Ricardo introduced a pilot model of a Ford Ranger pickup truck, adapted for use by military departments and private security companies. The car was equipped with a turret, power bumpers and armored windows.

The militarized Ford Ranger was equipped with lightweight power bumpers, protective plates for the radiator, transmission and fuel tank. A turret appeared on the roof of the pickup truck, similar to the one used on the WMIK tactical military SUV; improved electromagnetic compatibility, geometric cross-country ability and towing capabilities of the machine.

The ranger is painted in NATO green. The bottom of the SUV and glass are armored. The on-board electrical system is shielded and able to withstand higher loads. A wide range of power plants will be offered for the pickup, including a 2.0-liter EcoBlue biturbo diesel that produces 213 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

To work on a military Ford Ranger involved the company Polaris Government and Defense. She helped Ricardo with the settings and adaptation of the on-board network, as well as with the integration of the automated complex of combat control, situation control, communications and reconnaissance C4i, which is part of the information and combat systems.

The European Ford line has an extreme version of the Ranger with the Raptor prefix. This pickup is equipped with special Fox off-road shock absorbers and a spring-hydraulic rear suspension with integrated Watt traction, allowing the rear axle to move vertically with very little lateral displacement.