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UK's New Mad Max Mobile
« on: June 25, 2007, 14:24:30 »
UK's new mad maxmobile. Nice to have a rear gunner in your Landy. I wonder how bombproof it is though? My guess is 'not very'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=463936&in_page_id=1811&ito=1490
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Re: UK's New Mad Max Mobile
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 14:58:10 »
Nice firepower but not a good protection... but i'm not a vehicule expert.

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Re: UK's New Mad Max Mobile
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 16:44:40 »
The brits seem to go for the light vehicle using speed, mobility and firepower to offset the lack of armour. These vehicles might offer more protection than the landrovers fitted with blast mats currently being used. A lot of Brit patrols seem to be using landrovers, Pinzuagers with Scimitars for firesupport. Spending a great deal of time in the desert and resupplied by air except for an attached fuel tanker. See Michael Yon’s blog for some good pictures of their current ops.

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Re: UK's New Mad Max Mobile
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 00:48:55 »
80mph? Whats that in K's?
I'm a big fan in the idea of using Rovers in these roles. As long as the danger levels arent up there, the Land Rover is a great vehicle for this sort of thing. Have a look for SAS land rovers if you can. Why use an armoured vehicle when a Rover will suffice? And you wont be scaring the locals to much in one of those.
I got to see one of the Pinzguarers a little while back. They're a brilliant bit of kit and you'd be very confident cruising around in one. They'll go anywhere too.
The Brits have made this idea work and it works well. These vehicles are brilliant for the role that they play.
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