By David Crane
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December 3, 2012
Last updated on 12/03/12.
The Maddox Defense team was kind enough to take DefenseReview.com (DR) through the main points of the Maddox Defense FALKON Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV) at HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit 2012. The MD FALKON DPV is essentially a ruggedized “green” Baja racer-type fast attack vehicle (FAV)/light tactical vehicle that utilizes a Hessgen Hydrogen Fuel System that gives the military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators riding in it approximately 20% better fuel economy and 20% more power with 65% less carbon emissions, “which allows you to go longer, faster and harder”, according to company owner Jason Maddox. approximately 20% more.. So, “green means tactical”, according to Maddox.
The MD FALKON DPV fast attack vehicle DR was shown at HALO has over 500 horsepower (hp), can run at a sustained 120 mph off-road, do a 10-second quarter mile, and “take a Ferrari off the line any day”. In other words, its one badass wheeled light tactical vehicle that will allow you to fight your way into and out of extremely hostile situations and leave a small carbon footprint while you’re doing it. The phrase “kill ’em clean” comes to mind. Top speed is 160 mph, which is impressive. This is the kind of green DR can get behind.
Since the MD Falkon DPV is a fast attack vehicle, and not just your run-of-the-mill baja racer, you can mount weapons on it. Specifically, you can mount an FN M249 SAW/MK46 MOD 1, FN MK48 MMG/GPMG, U.S. Ordance M60E4/MK43 MOD 1 Commando MMG/GPMG, or even a U.S. Ordnance M2HB QCB (Quick Change Barrel) (or pretty much any other machine gun you want) on it and go to town on hostiles. The vehicle features a stand-up swivel seat for the gunner.
The MD FALKON DPV also has a clean air breathing system (HEPA filtered air), BFGoodrich Baja T/A run-flat tires that can keep running at 55-60 mph even if your tires are shot out, an LS1/LS2 engine or biodiesel engine (customer’s choice), and Fox Racing Shox (shock absorbers). It would appear that the vehicle camo (vehicle camouflage) skin wrap was provided by Ride Designs (unconfirmed/unverified). The vehicle can be configured as a tactical 4-seater or medivac vehicle.
Unfortunately, the Maddox Defense FALKON Desert Patrol Vehicle baja racer doesn’t come cheap. Current MSRP is $160,000.
A larger 800-hp “Trophy Truck” is currently in production for the Baja 1000 and should be coming out any day.
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