M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier – JLTV with USMC Turret

Current Stock:
Preorder Ships 7/12/2024
2.13 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
Daniel Siskind
Piece Count:
497 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Brickmania® elements
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

Expected release date is 7/12/2024

Notes from Designer Daniel Siskind…

"This latest version of the Brickmania JLTV is based on a United States Marine version of the M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier. On the vehicle roof is the Marine Corps Transparent Armored Gun Shield (MCTAGS)-equipped turret mounting a unique Perfect Caliber™ BrickArms® M240B-USMC light machine gun w/PEQ + Bipod & Ammo Can.  The vehicle also has special USMC inspired serial numbers on the sides of the hood and a brand new USMC gunner minifigure is included. Other features include four opening cabin doors, custom printing inside and out, opening vehicle hood, brick built cargo load, and functional vehicle recovery winch."

About the M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier – JLTV with USMC Turret:

Mobility across a landscape is key to survival. The way soldiers move through battle-scapes has changed overtime and has led to some of the most sophisticated equipment of the modern day. With today’s advantages, soldiers are better protected against a host of threats. Not only are they protected, but they have off-road capabilities never seen before. This is all thanks to the latest innovation, the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV. The JLTV family of vehicles is a joint-service program designed to replace portions of each service’s light tactical wheeled vehicle inventory. This Army-led program fills a capability gap between current vehicles. The JLTV provides the soldiers with upgraded protection, increased mobility, and a larger payload when compared to the HUMVEE. Likewise, the JLTV has better off-road mobility, fuel efficiency, and reliability when compared to heavier IED protected all-terrain vehicles.

What makes the JLTV unique is its use of Oshkosh’s patented TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system. This system gives the JLTV up to 20” of usable wheel travel and a self-leveling Suspension Aided Egress System (SAES) when parked on uneven slopes. Also, the JLTV is easily transportable by air via rotor or fixed-wing aircraft (namely CH-47, CH-53, C-130, C-5, and C-17). While the vehicle possesses superior mobility compared to others in its class, the JLTV also offers unprecedented crew protection that is scalable to unique mission sets. This includes blast protected seats, an automatic fire protection system, and bolt-on crew protection systems. For lethality, the JLTV can host a plethora of weapons systems. These include anything from M2HB machine guns, remote operated weapons systems, as well as anti-tank and anti-air missiles. Finally, the JLTV can achieve speeds of 70mph thanks to its Gale Banks Engineering 866T 6.6-liter diesel engine (which is based on the GM Duramax engine). The JLTV is truly a “plug-and-play” system that is highly adaptable. Current versions include General Purpose (GP), Heavy Guns Carrier (HGC), Utility (U), and Close Combat Weapons Carrier (CCWC).

M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier – JLTV with USMC Turret

Model Statistics:

Designed by Daniel Siskind
497 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.