Dodgy Minister defends useless Snatch vehicles

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by naguere, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. naguere

    naguere LE

  2. Blackcat

    Blackcat War Hero

    Saw one on a low loader this week on the M3.
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  4. jagman

    jagman LE

    Gross Vehicle Weight of only 5tonnes?????
  5. MrPVRd

    MrPVRd LE

    They are tiny - I have worked with them and really can't see 14 guys getting in the back with kit!
  6. dan_man

    dan_man LE

    Looks like a caravan.
  7. jagman

    jagman LE

    The only one I've driven was 6 wheel hardtop turbo diesel,it has had 20 bods in back but it was'nt pleasant and certainly no room for kit, went very well though :lol:
    6wd Volvo Laplander much better piece of kit (or it would be even more so with a better engine (maybe 5.9 Cummins)
  8. woody

    woody LE is the website should have brought them years ago .Supposedly an ak47 round will bounce off at point blank
    range doubt that would work with an snatch.
  9. tomahawk6

    tomahawk6 LE

    Looks like a rollover waiting to happen.
  10. FluffyBunny

    FluffyBunny RIP

    What's this in the article about the Booties having a few of the unarmourd ones?

    I thought half the Army travelled by Pinzy. The Airmobile Bde certainly had loads in the mid-late 90s and I've seen them on the roads all over the place.
  11. sandmanfez

    sandmanfez LE

    MOD procurement really are a slack bunch arent they? This is rated as an "Urgent operational requirement" and yet they're not capable of rolling them out, for over a year. Its a bloody disgrace!
  12. Percy_Pigeon

    Percy_Pigeon War Hero Book Reviewer

    Ok then were can we get 70 -100 armoured vehicles at the drop of an hat.

    Just cos its operational does not make it possible

    And if they do get it there won’t be any bits for it.

    Its not nice they can't do the Paul Daniels bit but rather a fact of life.

    If you would like to drop them a line on what the next UOR will be in the next theatre ‘Answers on a post card’


    Its not an exact science and to that end will take time. Better to have a less than perfect solution than a rushed in ill thought out UOR.

  13. WhiteHorse

    WhiteHorse LE

    At least its made in the UK.
  14. Fallschirmjager

    Fallschirmjager LE

    Well we're definately fcuked then! Should see it in about 3-4 years! :D
  15. sandmanfez

    sandmanfez LE

    Hmm, well I could get you two dozen LAVs, from Australia and Canada, within 45 days, with the remainder to follow within six months.