The Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV), is a high-speed, lightly-armored sandrail-like vehicle built during the Persian Gulf War in 1991 by Chenowth Racing Products, Inc. that appears in Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Battlefield Play4Free, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4.
The Desert Patrol Vehicle is one of the 2 light vehicles operated by the United States Marine Corps and the European Union, operating alongside the HMMWV. It's counterpart is the FAV, which is operated by both the PLA and the MEC.
Compared to the FAV, the DPV is disadvantaged as even though both have identical speed and acceleration stats, the Heavy Machine Gun turret for the DPV only has a 180-degree firing arc as opposed to the FAV's 360-degree firing arc.
Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit
In singleplayer, the DPV appears in the mission Hotel Alpha as the default vehicle the player can use to get around the level.
It is the fastest vehicle in the game. It is identical in performance to the Russian FAV, and can be used to traverse Oman very quickly. The LSV can be destroyed by a single tank shot or rocket from a Stationary AT or an Engineer's RPG-7, so players driving the vehicle will want to avoid heavy armor fights as much as possible. The mounted M2 Browning on top does not allow the operator to crouch, leaving them fairly exposed to enemy fire.
Unlike in previous titles. the passenger seat player is allowed to use their weapons. This can potentially make the LSV a hit-and run anti-tank vehicle if an Engineer passenger uses their Tracer Dart Gun to lock on to a vehicle and then fires their RPG at it. This could also work well for a mine-laying vehicle to pester enemy armor, as the passenger could drop mines about as the driver goes around the map.
1-3; Driver, Gunner, and passenger.
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M2 Browning HMG
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The DPV returns in the Back to Karkand expansion pack, and is one of the four new vehicles. It is very fast and can carry up to three players: a driver, gunner and side seat passenger. Its armament is one M2 Browning on a 120 degree mount.
Players are unable to aim the mounted M2 Browning behind the DPV, leaving the vehicle's rear undefended.