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  • paul g
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    The vehicle at the airport is the MXT-MVA made by Navistar in the united states, which has been ordered by the british army as the husky. It was an unsucessful competitor for the UIS army M-ATV programme, rumours being that it failed in testing.

    Think requirements that the drop shorts have for going overseas with their 120mm. Then again think about what happened to the Vamtac and others.

    http://98.129.21.232/StaticFiles/nav...leSpec_MXT.pdf
    Last edited by paul g; 18 September 2009, 22:47.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    not as robust and prone to failure.

    can't go wrong with that.

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  • Goldie fish
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    I would have thought having it mounted on a telescopic mast would be more practical than on a fixed platform.
    From a transport point of view even!

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    enhances the effectiveness of the 'ECM bubble'.

    improved comms etc.

    obviously can't go into technicalities.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Why mount it so high though?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    nah - it's a mounting platform for......

    erm...

    that kit us 'foreign agents' like to talk about...

    erm...

    ECM!!!!

    lol

    it's an ECM / Comms mount.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    oh - thats just a spoiler to make it look cool for the young 'boy racers'

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  • Goldie fish
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    I know about the RWS, but what about the platform above it?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    the 'man on the roof' is not actually on the roof - he is in the MAN Armoured Logistics Vehicle.! lol

    the 'junk' is the turret with the automated targeting / weapons system - saves exposing a soldier to vulnerable 'top cover' duty.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Thats some amount of junk stacked on the roof. Good to see they finally entered service.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    lol - we have about 57 different varieties now!

    by the Iveco i guess you mean the Panther?

    yes it's in service mate and doing well:
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    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 10 September 2009, 22:34.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Could be right.
    How many different armoured 4 wheeled vehicles do you have now? Is the Iveco in service yet?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    i don't reckon it's an Auverland - I reckon it's a new British Army Husky:

    www - British Army Husky

    www - close up of British Army Husky

    note the windows, hinges on the rear doors and the release handles - it's a Husky.
    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 10 September 2009, 22:13.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Its an Auverland.

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  • Jetjock
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    The majority of the time cargo cannot be loaded onto aircraft in a first off, last on system.

    It is most likely that due to weight/balance and Centre of Gravity concerns, this vehicle was loaded in such a way that required it to be unloaded to gain access to cargo destined for Dublin, or conversely required it to be unloaded to allow cargo being uplifted in Dublin to be placed at the most suitable position on the aircraft from a weight and balance point of view.

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