The Tiger MkII
The MDT Tiger MkII combat vehicle is a cost-effective, survivable, light protected all-terrain vehicle that seats three to eleven crew members. Incorporating a proprietary armored capsule mounted on a modified commercial Ford F550 or Dodge® RAM® pickup truck, the Tiger offers significant advantages in power, room, protection and life-cycle cost. The Tiger MKII is in use with Police Forces in Mexico.
The wide cabin, with a flat floor throughout, allow for tree front-row seats, comfortably seating passengers in full battle gear. Configurations include driver, navigator and commander, or driver + two security personnel.
The Tiger is offered with short, medium and long capsules, seating from 6-8 in the short version to 11-12 in the long version.
5 doors and seat mounting floor rails enable various interchangeable seating arrangements, including seating for 8 forward-facing passengers, or 3 forward facing and 8 side-by-side passengers. One roof hatch with a standard weapons ring allow for mounting a variety of weapons and equipment. Situation awareness is achieved with 8 windows – one large, single pain windshield, windows in each of the 5 doors and two rear side windows.
The Tiger MkII utilizes a ballistic system with add-on layers, offering various levels of armor protection. Add on armor panels are all replaceable, repairable, and upgradeable. All windows, including the windshield, offer the same ballistic qualities.
Using a commercial off-the-shelf platform reduces initial cost, reduces spare parts costs and reduces maintenance costs. The unique capsule approach allows for easy re-mounting the capsule on a new pickup truck chassis. This significantly reduces life-cycle costs over the life of the capsule, not the underlying truck.
Various models of the Tiger MkII are available, with short/medium and long bodies, a troop carrier and a short pick-up.