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Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2009?
Manufactured by: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.
Crew: 2+2
Armament: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun or 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun
Engine: 4-Cylinder Diesel (also using JP-8 fuel)
Miscellaneous Info: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. developed the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) for the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), with funding through the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  The CERV was only envisioned as a demonstrator vehicle to show the potential of a diesel-electric hybrid powered platform to use for reconnaissance, search/rescue, surveillance and targeting missions.  To accomplish that goal, the CERV was fitted with Quantum's Q-Force Powertrain, which mated a diesel engine with a 50kw generator and a 100kw drive motor. Besides using less fuel, the vehicle could operate silently for approximately 5-12 miles.  The CERV could also be air-lifted by the V-22 Osprey.  A total of six (6) vehicles were built, but none saw service.
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        CERV Photos US Army

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CERV Information & Photos Army-Recognition.com
CERV Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
CERV Information & Photos Motortrend.com


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