Today is Veteran’s Day, and from all of us here at TopSpeed, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the men and women serving in our country’s military. In recognition of this day, we put together a list of videos that feature modern military machines, including a list top American transport vehicles, the new Oshkosh JLTV, the hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 undergoing testing, and even five military vehicles available for purchase by civilians.
If you’re looking for a way to show your appreciation, Military.com has a list of suggestions to check out. You could also donate to a veteran’s charity organization, such as Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, or the USO. Or you could just say “thank you for your service” to a veteran.
Continue reading to watch the videos.
US Army Tests The World’s Most Quiet Military Vehicle: Chevrolet Colorado ZH2
As the automotive world explores new possibilities with alternative fuel sources, the military is also looking into how the tech might apply to its own vehicles. For example, the silent running of hydrogen and electric powertrains might provide a good deal of stealth, as tested here by the Chevy Colorado ZH2.
Meet The New Humvee: The Oshkosh JLTV Coming Soon To Your Local Army Base
While the Humvee remains an absolutely essential military vehicle, the next generation of armored trucks looks like it’s just around the corner. Say hello to the latest Joint Light Tactical Vehicle from Oshkosh, as featured by our good friends from The Fast Lane Truck.
Top Modern American Military Transport Vehicles
This video is a little simpler than the other two, comprised of a slide show of images showing several military transports and complete with specs on armament, engine configuration, speed, off-road capability, seating, and manufacturer.
5 Military Vehicles You Can Actually Buy
Sometimes, the military needs to get rid of its older vehicles, and, if the price is right, civilians can actually pick ‘em up for personal use. This video, courtesy of the good folks at Business Insider, highlights five such machines, some of which you might expect (anyone interested in a surplus Humvee or Jeep?), and some of which are a bit crazy (did you know you could own a MIG-21 jet fighter for as little as $100,000?).