"Squad, pull back to the fourbie. We're bugging out,"
About this creation
A boxy, tough, military 4X4 developed and used by the Federal Alliance Marine Corps. The Warhorse proved so successful in its military role that it was later adapted into the 'Terrain Master' civilian 4X4, though with the titanium-ceramic composite armour of the military model replaced with cheaper sheet metal.
The M-239 'Warhorse' Force Recon Vehicle (FRV) is the primary rough-terrain transport, scout, and exploratory vehicle of the Federal Alliance Marine Corps. Capable of traversing nearly any terrain, driving while completely submerged for short periods, and being sealed against toxic environments and vacuum, the Warhorse is the ultimate evolution of the 4X4, and is a reassuring site to Marines and civilians alike.
Though their bodies and accessories were incredibly versatile, and could be modified for nearly any purpose, the typical Warhorse was configured as a five-door wagon on the long-wheelbase platform, usually with a heavy-duty forward bullbar and a long-range communications antenna.
With comfortable seating for four, and uncomfortable seating for between six and eight, the Warhorse was often used by four-man recon squads on extended patrols, but was also deployed with its cabin configured as a medical transport, to rapidly recover wounded soldiers.
The Warhorse's one major drawback was that the heavy armour and reinforced body structure limited the capacity of the rear cargo bay. Alternate configurations of the vehicle left the body panels off the sides of the rear bay, allowing it to be used as a tray.
The Warhorse's rear cargo bay was often used to store provisions and/or heavy weapons for the squad using the vehicle.
Though the Warhorse's frame is usually unarmed, the reinforced roof-rails are often used as a mount for a variety of heavy anti-personnel weapons. More powerful ordinance is usually mounted on the exposed tray, though this exposes the gunner to greater risk.
The long-range patrol capabilities of the Warhorse, and its multirole versatility, are yet to be surpassed by any of the FAMC's other ground vehicles, and though newer designs exist, many squads will request a Warhorse purely on their stellar reputation.
The Warhorse remains a favourite among the Marines of the Federal Alliance, and this popularity has translated over to the civilian models. Despite this, many purists suggest that the civilian Terrain Master can simply never replicate the capabilities of the military Warhorse.
Very much inspired by the Land Rover Defender