M1200 Armored Knight.

The M1200 was based on the M1117 Guardian, and the relationship is immediately obvious. The Knight targeting system replaced the original turret, and on this vehicle the sensor suite and laser rangefinder/designator is pointed to the right of the image. A shield for the self-defense machine gun is visible on the near side of the cupola, and additional shields protect the user's sides and rear. The cupola base is ringed by vision blocks. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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M1200 Armored Knight.

Two-piece doors were present on each side and the right rear corner; the engine exhaust took up the left rear corner of the hull. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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M1200 Armored Knight.

A view into the open (but roped-off) left-side door is provided here. The basket for the Knight system can be seen, which provides the obersver a seat with restraints, and the traversing mechanism is above and in front of the seat. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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M1200 Armored Knight.

The upper half of the left door is resting on the hull; its hinge and spring and a vision block are visible. The vehicle's engine occupied the left rear corner, and the battery box is just inside the door with the red warnings applied. Controls for the crew heater are behind the water bottle on the bottom right. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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M1200 Armored Knight at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi.

The targeting system is in use in this vehicle. The upper portion of the side door is open, as well as the commander's roof hatch above the cab. SGT. Stephen Prier of the 2d Battalion, 114th Field Artillery, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard is waiting for artillery to impact during training. (Picture taken 14 Apr 2012 by CPT Andy Thaggard; available from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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M1200 Armored Knight.

The user end of the turret can be seen here, as the soldier peers into the optics mounted on the rear. Note the transparent armor in the shield surrounding his station. This vehicle belongs to the 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade of the Georgia National Guard. (Picture taken 24 Jul 2014 by SSG Tracy Smith; available from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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M1200 Armored Knight.

This image of the left side of the vehicle; the open side door can just be glimpsed to the extreme right. There are vision blocks in the cupola below the Knight targeting system, and details of the machine gun mounting arm can be seen. (Picture taken 24 Jul 2014 by SSG Tracy Smith; available from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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