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    Hello all,
    I saw a photo of such a vehicle, which was said to have been at the Paddy's Day parade. Never knew the PDF had such a device! Anyone got any gen about it?
    regards
    GttC

  • #2
    I could have sworn I saw one at the Easter parade.

    NTM
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    • #3
      It was in the Easter Parade, on the back of a truck.

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      • #4
        Is it called the Aardvark by any chance?

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        • #5
          Hi Guys

          We are hoping to have it at The Salthill Air Show on the 25th of June as part of a very big static display by the Army/Navy and Air Corps.

          www.salthillairshow.com

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          • #6
            The larger one is called the aardvark


            Afaik, a smaller, remote controlled one is also used, the name of which eludes me at the moment.
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            • #7
              that is the one that was on show during the parade.
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              • #8
                they have a smaller remote controlled one called a Doking MV4.......as was told to me when I asked this very same question a while back
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                • #9
                  It is an ardvark and here's a pic of her at the 1916 parade rehersal
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                  • #10
                    Doesn't look like an Aardvark.... "Small african mammal with a protruding nasal implement"

                    NTM
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by California Tanker
                      Doesn't look like an Aardvark.... "Small african mammal with a protruding nasal implement"

                      NTM
                      I think it has more to do with, the way an Aardvark hunt's, it uses it's snout/ sticky tongue to get at ant's underground, like the flail would get to mines....and if you look, it seem's to have a long nose infront of the cabin
                      Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

                      Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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                      • #12
                        Hi all
                        Has it ever been used in action, that is, mine clearing in Kosovo or Liberia?
                        regards
                        GttC

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                        • #13


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                          • #14
                            Apparently they're slowly being made redundant by smartarses being deviously fiendish with their mine laying.

                            For example, Aardvark goes into field to clear anti-tank mines. Mines flail and sets off anti tank mine. However there is a remote wire going from the detonated mine to another one which is buried deeper and thereby unaffected by the flails. Bye bye aardvark.
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                            • #15
                              Might depend on the perceived use. Any obstacle-clearing operation doctrinally requires overwatch and obscuration. In conventional battle, lots of smoke should stop anyone from correctly timing a remote-detonation. In peacekeeping situations, there shouldn't be a problem with a couple of squads of infantry pulling local security to keep the trigger men far enough away that they won't get the timing right.

                              NTM
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