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    Canadian TAPV selected

    The CF has chosen it's Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle: the Textron model has been selected.

    Textron Systems Canada Inc. will supply Canadian Forces with 500 new vehicles

    Textron Wins Canada’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle Program



    The CF are acquiring 500, with an option for 100 more.
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    "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

    Never give up!!"

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    that is one fcuking awesome hardcore looking bit of kit.

    plenty of ground clearance and no doubt v-shaped hull with excellent MRAP.

    reminds me of my first Tonka Truck.



    looks like a top bit of kit Jungle.
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    Yes sir... they are to be equipped with a RWS that can mount either a 7.62mm or .50 cal MG, or a 40mm AGL.

    The Armoured Recce guys are not too happy, as they are losing the Coyote in favour of the TAPV, and the Coyote mounts a turret with a 25mm.
    "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle View Post
    Yes sir... they are to be equipped with a RWS that can mount either a 7.62mm or .50 cal MG, or a 40mm AGL.

    The Armoured Recce guys are not too happy, as they are losing the Coyote in favour of the TAPV, and the Coyote mounts a turret with a 25mm.
    mmm, i can feel their pain, the Coyote is a good bit of kit and no doubt the 25mm will be sorely missed, but the extra crew protection will no doubt be appreciated.
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    and - your TAPV is Canadian - bonus.

    this is what British R&D has developed for us - the RAV:


    RAV: Robin Attack Vehicle
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    Wow. Off road, AND amphibian capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    and - your TAPV is Canadian - bonus.

    this is what British R&D has developed for us - the RAV:


    RAV: Robin Attack Vehicle
    Meh!! needs a Bren...............

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    Good to see me there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Wow. Off road, AND amphibian capabilities.
    this is good as it gets mate.
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    could be worse - the German variant isn't even armed / armoured:

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    Well, a Vickers will fire all day and the .5 Browning will add weight of fire and the Swallow outboard will give it a water speed of , ooh, a knot and a half, tops and the plastic body will float with all the elegance of a Wellington boot. Crackin' car, Gromit.

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    What’s the reports on these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
    It is a touchy subject with the Canadian Brass; as most equipment buys it was bought for the last war (Afganistan) where it would have performed well.

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