Celebrate Canada Day in a Very Big Way
Today is Canada Day, and as the token Canadian here on staff, it’s up to me to recognize the event. And, in the spirit of Canada’s peaceful nature, low crime rates and generally civil populace — with the exception of Vancouver, of course, because they’ve always been a bunch of f***-ups — we present an appropriately Canadian vehicle, the Armet Gurkha.
Okay, perhaps not. But it would certainly be perfect for picking little Jimmy up from play-school while talking on the cellphone, filing your nails and sipping your latte!
What’s that? A heavily-armoured sport-ute based on a Ford F550 chassis, with the ability to stop a 7.62mm armour-piercing round and absorb small rocket-fire isn’t enough for you? Well good news! There’s an upgrade!
If you need something large, heavily-armoured and excessively powerful, but a little easier to park, and with a bit more storage space, Armet now also makes a few versions based on my personal favourites, the MAN L2000 trucks. Okay, in fairness, the only real difference is the cab-over configuration, but the flat body panels lend themselves well to hiding the heavy armour, so it doesn’t look quite as conspicuous. Relatively. I mean, it’s not like you can really look inconspicuous in a armoured truck that weighs in at 7.5 t.
Of course, for those who are looking for something a little smaller, Armet also makes an armoured Chrysler 300C. But where’s the fun in that?