The M12 FAV Warthog is a fictional all-road vehicle featured in the popular Halo videogame series, published by Microsoft Game Studios. It has first appeared in the notorious videogame Halo: Combat Evolved, developed by Bungie Studios and published in 2001 by Microsoft Game Studios for Mac OS, Xbox and Microsoft Windows; the vehicle has been featured in almost every following chapter of the saga.
The M12 Force Application Vehicle, more commonly known as the Warthog, or simply the Hog, is a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) ground vehicle. The M12 FAV Warthog is the UNSC's primary ground vehicle, used for its scouting and reconnaissance capacity, or as an integral part of a mechanized infantry unit; the M12 has been a part of the UNSC's armored vehicle fleet for fifty years, and is the most recognizable vehicle in their arsenal. It is a highly mobile, all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering, ICE-powered (internal combustion engine) vehicle equipped with a continuously-variable transmission. The UNSC Warthog is a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle capable of going over any obstacle without difficulty; under the hood is a 12.0 L forward-housed low-profile liquid-cooled hydrogen-injected ICE I/C plant, coupled with an infinitely variable transmission (IVT). The M12 features a Graf/Hauptman Solar/Saline Actuator, and will convert up to twelve liters of fresh, brackish or salt water into hydrogen on the fly, detritus is compacted on board, this allows the Warthog to travel 790 kilometers or 490 miles before it needs to be refueled. The Warthog weights 3.25 tons (~3,000 kg) and has a top speed of 78 mph (125 km/h).
The UNSC Warthog has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|002 / 365||2017||HW Screen Time||Olive Green||White 'UNSC' & insignia on sides, 'No step' on hood||Dark Grey / Plastic||Clear||Dark Grey & Black||Dark Grey BLOR||DTW95||Malaysia||Base code(s): J34|
From the back of the 2017 card:
Model: M12 FAV
Manufacturer: AMG Transport Dynamics
Specialty: Outrun or outgun any enemy in your path with the Hot Wheels® UNSC Warthog! Combining firepower and maneuverability, the M12 Warthog excels at on-road or off-road combat.