Super Tough Concept Truck is Tough Enough for U.S. Military
desert durability and performance evaluations, the Ford COMBATT
truck met or exceeded the ratings of existing Army vehicles while
carrying greater payloads. The demonstration truck is designed
to meet the Army's requirements of being able to ford 30-inch-deep
water and operate in temperatures from 50 degrees below zero to
120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ford is also
working with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop lightweight,
fuel efficient, corrosion-resistant trucks for commercial and
military use. The IMPACT (Improved Materials and Powertrain Architectures
for 21st Century Trucks) program focuses on the use of high-strength
steel, laser-welded blanks and improved bonding to reduce the
weight of the Ford F-150. The DOD plans additional funding to
develop lightweight F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.
gas-powered and alternative fuel cars and trucks to the U.S. Postal
Service, U.S. Park Service, the General Services Administration,
state governments and police agencies nationwide. Ford has also
supplied trooper carriers, tanks, planes and other equipment to
support the U.S. during times of war. Ford F-Series has been the
top-selling pickup for 23 years and the best-selling vehicle in
the U.S. for 18 years.