All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a favorite method of getting around for many Special Operations Forces. These small 4 or 6-wheeled vehicles have excellent mobility over rough ground and are equally at home in the Iraqi desert or the mountain paths of Afghanistan.
ATVs offer virtually no baliistic protection to the riders but their small size, speed and manouverability make them ideal for Special Operations use. It's easier to hide a cache of ATVs in folds in the terrain that it is a full-size HMMMV or other large 4x4. Delta Force, SEALs, Green Berets and other SOF have made extensive use of ATVs in Afghanistan.
ATVs typically feature:
Special features added to some SOF ATVs include:
Models typically found in U.S. military use are:
A member of the 10th Special Forces Group drives a ATV over rough terrain during training.
U.S. Army photo by Martin Greeson/Released
U.S. Air Force personnel on board a 4x4 ATV
U.S. Dod Photo by : TSGT JAMES E. LOTZ, USAF
Latest Photos / Video