The Military Ground Assault Vehicles Quiz
by Staff
Sometimes air power just isn't enough, meaning the military has to send in ground forces to subdue a foe. How much do you know about the military's ground assault vehicles?

How much does the M1 Abrams tank weigh?

  • 60 tons
  • 82 tons
  • 110 tons

The U.S. uses many LAV (Light Armored Vehicles) based on a design created in which country?

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • China

What's the maximum speed of the M109 Howitzer?

  • 15 MPH
  • 25 MPH
  • 35 MPH

What is the crew size of the Paladin M109A7 artillery system?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What is the nickname of the M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle?

  • the Shredder
  • the Mangler
  • the Monster

The U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program is meant to help replace which vehicle?

  • M58 Wolf
  • LAV-25
  • Humvee

Which vehicle has a deployable bridge mounted on its top to help other vehicles traverse otherwise impassable areas?

  • BAE Caiman
  • M104 Wolverine
  • Cougar

How many versions of the M1 Abrams tank have been deployed in service?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

What's the approximate horsepower of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle?

  • 500hp
  • 600hp
  • 800hp

What was a primary flaw of the Stryker armored vehicle when it was deployed to Afghanistan?

  • too hot for crews in the desert environment
  • poor handling on rough terrain
  • too easy to disable with well-placed sniper rounds

For how long can the M58 Wolf Smoke Generator Carrier create a smoke screen during battle?

  • About 3 hours
  • About 90 minutes
  • About 45 minutes

About how many M1 Abrams tanks have been constructed?

  • 8,000
  • 10,000
  • 18,000

What's the approximate cost of the newest generation of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles?

  • $450,000 each
  • $1.6 million each
  • $2 million each

What is the primary purpose of the M1131 Fire Support Vehicle?

  • to put out fires on damaged vehicles and rescue the crews
  • to track enemy targets
  • to spray covering fire for other attack vehicles

The Buffalo MPRC armored vehicle is specifically designed to ward off what kind of enemy weapons?

  • artillery
  • mines
  • tank shells

What is the V-shaped hull of the Buffalo MPRC designed to do?

  • deflect a mine blast straight back down towards the ground
  • absorb a blast
  • direct a mine blast away from the crew

What is one key ingredient that makes the M1 Abrams' armor harder to penetrate?

  • lead
  • depleted uranium
  • Kevlar

What task is the LAV-R vehicle designed to perform?

  • vehicle recovery
  • long-range reconnaissance
  • It is equipped with anti-tank missiles.

How did the Stryker armored vehicle get its distinctive name?

  • From two soldiers who died in combat
  • The manufacturer wanted to emphasize the vehicle's strike capabilities.
  • An Army general just thought it was a cool name.

What kind of weapon was mounted to the M132, which is now retired?

  • flamethrower
  • four .50-caliber machine guns
  • mine layer

Why is the armor for many mine-protected vehicles bolted onto the chassis instead of welded?

  • It makes it easier to replace damaged armor.
  • Huge bolts provide better overall strength than welds.
  • Bolts allow the armor to flex during a blast.

In how many different camouflage patterns does the M3 Bradley come?

  • two
  • three
  • four

Which vehicle has become one of the most common since the second half of the 20th century?

  • M113 armored personnel carrier
  • AAVP assault amphibious vehicle
  • M1126 infantry carrier vehicle

When did the first AAV (Assault Amphibious Vehicle) first go into service?

  • 1943
  • 1972
  • 1981

How many wheels are on the Stryker armored vehicle?

  • six
  • eight
  • 10

What does the Stryker armored vehicle do if its tire pressure is too low for a specific terrain?

  • It automatically increases tire pressure.
  • It tells the driver exactly what the pressure should be for a specific terrain.
  • It deflates the tires.

How many grenade rounds are always ready for launch on the newest version of the Amphibious Assault Vehicle?

  • 22
  • 42
  • 96

Why was a mount for a scout motorcycle removed from the Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle?

  • No one wanted to ride the motorcycle in a combat zone.
  • The bike's gas tank was exposed to enemy fire.
  • Crews kept screwing around on the motorcycle when they were supposed to be working.

The International MaxxPro, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, has a high ground clearance that makes it susceptible to what?

  • air-exploding artillery
  • radar detection
  • rollovers

About how much does each Stryker armored vehicle cost?

  • $5 million
  • $7 million
  • $10 million