Oshkosh is no joke, from what I have seen. They may not look as rugged and indestructible as Slavic trucks, but they get their jobs done quite nicely. Also, there are other models which have the classic 8x8 formula:
Tell me that one doesn't look just as mean as many Slavic trucks.
Also, this rather new 8x8 formula, with on axle in the front and three in the back, isn't something the Russians don't know about:
Like you said, no flamewar intentions by my side either. I'm just trying to find the middle ground here. Last but not least, I think we can all agree the US Army will choose some pretty potent trucks to make their way through uncharted territories.
Yeah, I knew about those (see this MudRunner mod).
Although personally, I think the traditional twin steer layout looks cooler.