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    Why do you call your truck "Avenger"? Was it an Avenger platform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Why do you call your truck "Avenger"? Was it an Avenger platform?
    It originally had a Stinger Missile launcher on it as in the picture attached in the second post. Based on my research and what I was told by the previous owner they were called "Avenger's". I don't believe it was an official classification of vehicle but you can find many official video's about them on Youtube. There were 1004 made and they were all 2 door hard tops. I suspect it was because they didn't want them to catch fire while launching missiles. If you search on hmmwv Avenger there is a ton more info.

    Besides any of the standard deployments the Avenger was deployed to the pentagon and white house after 9/11 to protect against any other aircraft that might be used to attack, or something like that
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    1992 M998 "Avenger"

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    But those were on 1037 shelter carrier trucks not 998s?

    Edit: apparently there were 998s as well
    Last edited by NDT; 01-30-2019 at 14:44. Reason: Fact correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    But those were on 1037 shelter carrier trucks not 998s?
    I am not an expert on this subject. I have done a little reading. If you would like to know more about them I would suggest doing some research and not relying on anything I say. However based on a quick search and a result from Wikipedia here is a quote from that page.
    Two variants were deployed based on the Humvee chassis: M998 HMMWV Avenger and M1097 Heavy HMMWV Avenger.
    Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/TWQ-1_Avenger

    I do not know the validity of the source but it looks knowledgeable to me.
    1992 M998 "Avenger"

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    Are you building a mock up of the Avenger Air Defense System for your truck?
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    Cool truck! I have always liked the Avenger hard top. Welcome to Steel Soldiers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    But those were on 1037 shelter carrier trucks not 998s?
    Not true. I have an M998-MOD that once housed the Avenger platform.
    1986 M966 TOW Carrier
    1988 M998-MOD Avenger husk
    1988 M998 2 Man
    1989 M998 4 Man
    1993 M988 Seabee
    1999 M1045A2
    1999 M1123A2
    2000 Mep-803A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crapgame View Post
    Are you building a mock up of the Avenger Air Defense System for your truck?
    I was joking with a buddy of mine, I said we need to build a truck cap with a mock Avenger missile launcher on it. PVC missiles that launch out like the old fake guns that had a flag that said "Bang" on them. Put "Bang", "Pow" and "Boom" on them. It was a fleeting though after I thought about how many police I would likely get to meet for driving it around my town LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by springer1981 View Post
    I was joking with a buddy of mine, I said we need to build a truck cap with a mock Avenger missile launcher on it. PVC missiles that launch out like the old fake guns that had a flag that said "Bang" on them. Put "Bang", "Pow" and "Boom" on them. It was a fleeting though after I thought about how many police I would likely get to meet for driving it around my town LOL.
    it would be so worth it

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    Nice!

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