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Figure 16.

FPII Buffalo Vehicle (Category III)

(From Force Protection Industries, Inc., 2008)

Figure 17.

FPII Cougar Vehicles (CAT II and I, respectively) (From Force Protection Industries, Inc., 2008)

The FPII manufacturing process is straightforward with most fabrication done within the company. The Buffalo vehicle starts production as a chassis and cab from a major truck manufacturer such as Mack or Peterbilt. FPII then disassembles that truck and uses the engine and other drive-train components to build the new vehicle. Major processes include forming sheet armor into monocoque capsules that make up the cab and passenger compartments, welding of the monocoque components, and painting. The

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