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MV (Agnecy purple)
Unique cutscene version, seen in Devil's Drop Zone.
Vehicle in Just Cause
Type Military off-road car
Weapons Mounted Gun, some are unarmed.
Rarity Common
List of owners San Esperito Military
Black Hand
The Agency
San Esperito Police Department
Montano Cartel

The MV is a large military off-road car in Just Cause. The guerrilla PDA page calls it an "EMVEE Armadillo".

For any other MVs, see MV (disambiguation).


In normal gameplay, the vehicle is called simply "MV", but the guerrilla PDA page calls it an "EMVEE Armadillo". This is a reference to how the HMMWV, that it's based on also has an abbreviation-name that is commonly spoken as "Humvee" for ease of pronunciation.

In Just Cause 2, the name "MV" became the designator for several more HMMWV-based military vehicles.

In Just Cause 4 it was revealed that the name "Armadillo" is, in fact, the name of the company that produced the iconic MV.


It is obviously based on the HMMWV. Unlike the HMMWV, which is available in many versions, the MV's rear end is only available as the "pickup" version. It's distinguished from the HMMWV mostly by its large mud guards / fenders and its large bumpers. It looks like it might be lightly armored, but it's not really bullet-proof.


It is quite good off-road, but it is not fast enough to be recommended for those sidemissions where you have to catch a sports car. It gains higher speed than most cars when driving down steep hills, possibly due to the heavyweight class of the vehicle.

The Agency variant is completely bulletproof, like a Ballard series armored vehicles, but is unobtainable on PC.

Versions and locationsEdit

Owner Color Weapons Locations
Agency Black Mounted Gun pointing backwards.
  • Appears only in the first mission "Devil's Drop Zone". To get it, you need to push it inside the garage with another vehicle immediately after the mission ends. Be sure to find it on the dirt path and get on the turret. Failure to do so will make it disappear once you lose line of sight. Once in the garage it will become a fully useable vehicle and can be saved. In the PC version, the vehicle does not appear on the dirt path after the mission, and therefore cannot be obtained. It can, however, be driven. The steps to do this are located below.
Pattern of purple and black.
  • This one appears during the cut-scenes of the mission "Devil's Drop Zone". It differs from all other versions by having a higher suspension and different wheels. It can not be obtained.
Unmarked Pattern of different greens. None.
Mounted Gun pointing forward.
Mounted gun pointing backward.
  • In the mission "The San Esperito Connection", manned by Rioja Cartel soldiers. It is possible to drive and preserve it after killing Franco Alifano. This is the only time you will find such a vehicle.
Black Hand Black Mounted gun pointing forward.
Mounted gun pointing backward.
San Esperito Military Pattern of differnt grays. Mounted gun pointing forward.
  • de los Bravos military camp.
  • La Perdida military base.
  • At a unmarked government site halfway down the hill from Rioja 4 "Eagles Nest" safehouse near to the supposed medical facility featured in the mission Love is in the Air. Can be found parked there at all times after the mission.
  • In traffic, in Government stable provinces.
  • Several sidemissions deal with an army MV. Some missions include one just as show for some defecting military personnel, and some include having to ... steal the keys from it and then bring them (the keys) to the Guerrilla contact at the military base, liberated or not.
Montano Cartel Purple Mounted Gun pointing forward.
  • Appears during a Guerilla sidemission. This one cannot be put into a garage. This one contains a "Montano Cartel interrogator" which is nothing more but a fatso wielding a ... Harker 357 Sawback. More realistically he would use a Moretti CCW Centurion, or even a Adler FF M-72.
San Esperito Police Department Dark gray, with big police symbols. None.
  • Appears in the mission Dismissed Without Honors, driven by Carmona. To obtain, grapple onto his vehicle, reel in, and then get in, kicking him out. Once he's out, the mission ends. After the game asks to save post-mission, look to your right, and it should be sitting there.
  • Another one appears in a Guerilla sidemission. But be warned, if you drive it, the Guerrillas will turn on you and use everything they've got on you, including their helicopters.

How to drive the Agency MV on PCEdit

This guide shows PC players how to remove Tom Sheldon from the car, to allow the player to drive it. It's not possible (or just not known how to) bring the vehicle out of the mission and into freeroam.

  • Play the mission normally until you are prompted to get into the Agency MV's mounted gun.
  • Get in one of the Cutler Bullhorns and use it to nudge the Agency MV forward.
  • An enemy Wallys GP will spawn as soon as the Agency MV is moved.
  • Immediately get out of the Cutler Bullhorn and kill the mounted gunner in the Wallys GP.
  • After he is disposed of, hijack the Wallys GP to evict the San Esperito Military soldier.
  • After this, he must be defeated. Use the mounted gun on the rear of the Wallys GP, run him over, or simply shoot him until he dies.
  • Use either the Cutler Bullhorn or the Wallys GP you captured to push the Agency MV down to Guerrilla 1. It doesn't matter which vehicle you use, but the Wallys GP is smaller, so it is preferred.
  • After pushing the vehicle all the way around the land and across the bridge, once you've reached Guerrilla 1, line up the Agency MV with the garage door.
  • Ram the vehicle as hard as you can with the Wallys GP or Cutler Bullhorn and push it towards the garage door. When it gets close enough, turn your wheel and head around the Agency MV up to the garage. The door should open and the Agency MV should roll in.
    • Try not to let the door open while the Agency MV is too close, otherwise it'll get catapulted backward and away from the garage door.
    • If the vehicle stops shy of the door, don't be afraid to push it in further.
  • Let it roll in until the garage door closes on the MV. When it closes, immediately get out of your Wallys GP.
  • By getting out of the Wallys GP the game should no longer register you as being in a vehicle, and it should open the garage door for you. It might take a couple of seconds. and a few more door closes.
  • Once the door opens, the Agency MV will now be respawned and fully drivable. Tom Sheldon will be stuck in the garage however and the player should not get more than 70 meters away from him.
  • Alternatively, get into the mounted gun of the Wallys GP, and Tom Sheldon should then get into the car himself, allowing him to be pushed wherever you please.



San Esperito Military versionEdit

Black Hand versionEdit

Guerrilla versionEdit

San Esperito Police Department versionEdit

Agency versionEdit

Unmarked and armed versionEdit

Montano Cartel versionEdit


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