BC Customs (BCC) Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle-5 (SRTV-5) Baja Racing-Type All-Terrain Combat Vehicle Armed/Weaponized with 7.62mm NATO Garwood Industries (GI) M134G Minigun/Gatling Gun: SXOR Mobility Vehicles Go Tactical for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions

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By David Crane ;
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October 4, 2011

While DefenseReview (DR) was at the 2011 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC 2011), we came across an interesting lightweight off-road/all-terrain tactical/combat vehicle by BC Customs (BCC) called the Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle-5 (SRTV-5 or SRT-V-5) with a mounted Garwood Industries (GI) M134G 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO) Minigun/Gatling Gun. Presumably all-wheel drive, the SRTV is a member of the BCC SXOR Mobility Vehicles family, and is apparently a candidate for the SOCOM (USSOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 contract, if it ever comes to fruition. The SRTV-5 is a skeletonized vehicle made from Mil-Std aircraft tubing and is reportedly modular in the sense that it can be configured in various ways, weaponized, and up-armored based on mission-specific requirements.

Soldier Systems reports that the BCC SRTV (SRTV-5?) can go 100+ mph, scale 70-degree hills, and handle side-hill angles of 60 degrees (including a vertical step of 3+ feet, and has info on a bunch of different models, including the SRTV-5 "Warthog", which would appear to be outfitted wiht a Military Systems Group (MSG) weapons mount/turret system. If memory serves us, Defense Review first met the MSG boys at AUSA Winter Symposium 2007 and photographed the products at their booth. They make some interesting products. We'd be interested to find out how a Garwood M134G Minigun/MSG turret/weapons mount system stacks up against a Dillon Aero (DA) M134D-T Titanium Gatling Gun or Hybrid M134D-H/Dillon Aero turret/weapons mount system and how the GI M134G and DA M134D-T and Hybrid M134D-H guns compare head-to-head with regard to reliability, durability, and accuracy. We're particularly interested in which gun has the better feeder/de-linker.

It should be noted that Defense Review has interviewed Dillon Aero personnel, written about the DA M134D-T, and visited the Dillon Aero manufacturing plant.

Garwood Industries (GI) M134G Gatling Gun/Minigun Specs:

Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)
Barrel Length: 22 inches (22")
Height: 9.6 inches (9.6")
Width: 12 inches (12")
Gun Weight: 34 lbs. ;
Total ;System Weight: 62 lbs.
Feed System: M-13 Linked Ammunition Belt
Barrel Rate of Twist: 1 Turn in 10 (1/10")
Mode of Fire: Full-Auto Only
Firing Rate: 3.000 RPM, 3.200 RPM, 4,000 RPM (Rounds Per Minute) Acceleration Time: 0.50 seconds
Deceleration Time: 0.40 seconds
Power Requirements: 28 Volts DC @ 38 Amps
Operation: External Electric Power
Barrel Life: 200,000 Rounds Plus
System Life: 1,700,000 Rounds
Recoil Forces per Cyclic Rate of Fire (ROF): 3.000 RPM – 200 lbs.; 3.200 RPM – 235 lbs.; 4.000 RPM – 320 lbs.

The three BCC SRTV tactical/combat vehicle models that interest DR at present are the BCC SRTV-3 (rear gunner station with roll cage), BCC SRTV-5, and BCC SRTV-5 Osprey (rear patient station with roll cage).

DefenseReview just came across this Army solicitation for "All Terrain Vehicle – Upgrade", which names the BC Customs SRTV-3 and SRTV-5 vehicles.

Company Contact Info:

Brandon Johnson
BC Customs LLC (BCC)/SXOR Mobility Vehicles
210 E. 200 S.
Clearfield, UT 84015
Phone: 801-529-6497
Cell/Mobile: 801-540-4817
Fax: 801-825-1862
Email: brandon@sxor.com
Website 1: http://www.bccdod.com
Website 2: http://www.sxor.com

Garwood Industries
P.O. Box 156393
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Toll Free: 800-464-1892
Email Contact Page: http://www.garwoodindustries.com/contact.php
Website: http://www.garwoodindustries.com/

Military Systems Group (MSG)
736 Fesslers Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Phone: 615-256-4248 ;
Email Contact Page: https://www.milsysgroup.com/contact-us
Website: http://www.milsysgroup.com

Dillon Aero (DA)
Toll Free: 800-881-4231
Email Contact Page: http://www.dillonaero.com/contact_us.html
Website: http://www.dillonaero.com

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