So now I'll ask a more general question.
The Mission: The ability to safely move between 4 and 12 fighters across seriously rough terrain (assuming even secondary roads are no-go). The vehicle must be safe from small arms fire to .308, and if possible up to .50 BMG. The vehicle does NOT need to be mine-resistant. Once the vehicle gets clear of enemy operators, it must be able to hit highway speeds (I'll be able to settle for 55mph if necessary.) Compatibility/inter-operability of parts is a major plus, but not a deal-breaker. I'm assuming most options will be diesel, but dual fuel is cool.
|A trusted friend advised the M1117|
Search your memories, don't hesitate to suggest a good vehicle from Europe if you think it satisfies the mission best. List it's strengths as well as its weaknesses.
If I need to get down III Mountain, through possibly some small arms fire), hit the highway, pick you up, and get home safely using paved roads, dirt/gravel roads, old timber trails, perhaps making our own road here and there - what would you recommend?
Another solid Patriot suggests looking at up-armored M35A2's.
Any first-hand experience you have with the vehicles is a plus.