I love modified military vehicles! And Chad Crafts has done it again!
The “Badger” was used in close urban combat and in support of ground troops. The few built were at a TACOM facility in Virginia. Used uparmored HMMWV’s and the 25mm main chain gun (canned from damaged LAV’s). Modifications were made to the chassis, electronics, armor, and mechanical equipment to support the turret and additional weight of operating equipment and ammunition. It pushed the limits of the combat load with the modifications. It was sealed up tight. Driver utilized fold up/down monitor for day/night driving (during combat ops).
Resource constraints placed on the military during the alien invasion limited mass production of modified and existing weapon systems; thus, “Badgers” were limited. Most were sent into combat zones in South Eastern US where they were desperately needed. It was not uncommon to see militia forces employing “Badger’s”. Militia used them in recon, defense, and hit-and-run operations against alien forces. Militia and regular military would still do infield modifications; adding armor or sandbags for additional protection in areas where the fighting was most intense. It was welcome sight to militia forces who were engaged in heavy fighting in the occupied US southeast. The the heavier fire power could easily take out invader troops and potentially light vehicles.
Model: HMMWV chassis stripped down, 1/18 LAV turret, epoxy, and styrene sheet plastic. Turret moves, doors open, armor window shutters slide open, windshield panels fold up/down and have armor shutters that slide open as well, has removable front and side armor panels. LCD monitor for driver..