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    I' ve seen a new vehicle on trial in the DFTC area, twice in fact.
    Am guessing it's being aimed at the overseas units

    First time was when they ( x 3) were being delivered on the back of a civvy load loader
    outside Newbridge.

    Second time I saw them was being driven outside Kilcullen on the
    road, with L plates up, on Friday just gone

    Basically it's a tracked, box like vehicle, something like the vehicles you see being
    used in Arctic environments.

    Something like this.....

    Last edited by Truck Driver; 14 December 2008, 13:10.
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    I' ve seen a new vehicle on trial in the DFTC area, twice in fact.
    Am guessing it's being aimed at the overseas units

    First time was when they ( x 3) were being delivered on the back of a civvy load loader
    outside Newbridge.

    Second time I saw them was being driven outside Kilcullen on the
    road, with L plates up, on Friday just gone

    Basically it's a tracked, box like vehicle, something like the vehicles you see being
    used in Arctic environments.

    Something like this.....

    Did it look like this?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The real Jack View Post
      Did it look like this?

      In all honesty, I didn't really get a good look at it, but yeah, it looks
      something like that alright...
      "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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      • #4
        Thread Split alert! New Topic!


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          It might be the Bronco from Singapore, which Timoney have had an input into designing. The british have found that the viking/BVS-1o is not up to service in Afghanistan, and are about to order a replacement.
          Last edited by paul g; 14 December 2008, 18:00.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by paul g View Post
            It might be the Bronco from Singapore, which Timoney have had an input into designing. The british have found that the viking/BVS-1o is not up to service in Afghanistan, and are about to order a replacement.
            Timoney developed the power pack & drive train.
            Last edited by DeV; 14 December 2008, 18:10.

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            • #7
              The Vehicle in question

              Theirs not to make reply,
              Theirs not to reason why,
              Theirs but to do and die:
              Into the valley of Death
              Rode the six hundred.

              The Charge of the Light Brigade

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              • #8
                Originally posted by paul g View Post
                It might be the Bronco from Singapore, which Timoney have had an input into designing. The british have found that the viking/BVS-1o is not up to service in Afghanistan, and are about to order a replacement.
                BAE are making a beefed up viking for that requirement, I doubt the brits will buy from Singapore if they can buy British.
                Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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                • #9
                  The idea possibly brought about after seeing the capabilities of the Dutch Vikings in Chad. The idea unlikely to get any further thanks to the two Brians.
                  You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race

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                  • #10
                    Could be keeping a few for training drivers here, for NBG interoperability etc?


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11


                      One possible use.....

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                      • #12
                        no its the girraffe... on a viking like chassis
                        But there's no danger
                        It's a professional career
                        Though it could be arranged
                        With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                        If you're out of luck you're out of work
                        We could send you to johannesburg.

                        (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                        • #13
                          Three you say?

                          These may be the new Giraffes I've been hearing about for so long...



                          http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...ffe#post213144
                          Last edited by concussion; 14 December 2008, 22:36.
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                          • #14
                            Is the Giraffe still mounted on an ancient MAN 6x6?


                            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                            • #15
                              Yesh. If a MAN 6x6 is what it was always mounted on :redface:
                              "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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