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Test Pilot
1st July 2007, 19:07
Can any of you army guys tell me what this is? I know it's not for lobbing eggs.

DeV
1st July 2007, 19:10
The chassis is Ferret Scout Car.

hptmurphy
1st July 2007, 22:24
Janes Armoured Fighting Vehicles by Christopher Foss from 1976 says its a Ferret Mk.5 with "SwingFire" ATGW.
Classified as the FV712

"This was to be built in larger numbers but in fact less than fifty were built and were a conversion of earlier vehicles. Its full designation is Scout Car Reconnaissance/Guided Weapon Mk.5. It consists of basic ferret hull with modified suspension, bigger wheels and tyres, flotation screen and a new turret.the turret is of aluminium armour and can be traversed throught a full 360 degrees by hand. A 7.62mm machine gun is mounted on the front of the turret for local protection. There is a total of four British Aircraft Corporation SwingFire ATGWs in the turret,two on each side. These are elevated to fire and can be launched from within the vehicle or away from the vehicle with the aid ofa combined sight/controller and a seperation cable. A further two missiles are carried under armour,one each side of the turret.

The SwingFire ATGW is wire guided and has a maximum range of 4,000m and a minimum range of less than 150m."

Used exclusively by the British Army

Hope this helps out.

Test Pilot
2nd July 2007, 09:40
Janes Armoured Fighting Vehicles by Christopher Foss from 1976 says its a Ferret Mk.5 with "SwingFire" ATGW.
Classified as the FV712

"This was to be built in larger numbers but in fact less than fifty were built and were a conversion of earlier vehicles. Its full designation is Scout Car Reconnaissance/Guided Weapon Mk.5. It consists of basic ferret hull with modified suspension, bigger wheels and tyres, flotation screen and a new turret.the turret is of aluminium armour and can be traversed throught a full 360 degrees by hand. A 7.62mm machine gun is mounted on the front of the turret for local protection. There is a total of four British Aircraft Corporation SwingFire ATGWs in the turret,two on each side. These are elevated to fire and can be launched from within the vehicle or away from the vehicle with the aid ofa combined sight/controller and a seperation cable. A further two missiles are carried under armour,one each side of the turret.

The SwingFire ATGW is wire guided and has a maximum range of 4,000m and a minimum range of less than 150m."

Used exclusively by the British Army

Hope this helps out.

Murph, Thanks for that! Well done.

hptmurphy
2nd July 2007, 18:53
No probs.

Will there be anything else?..lol