orville said:hey saint david what do you want to go to a war zone?
because TC was a good friendGeordie_Blerk said:
Last_man_sir! said:2 RTR are off to Afgan, FALCON deploy soon for a 6th month tour on a new vehicle called mastiff (big F off truck with 6 wheels and more guns than bin ladens garden shed).
"Compared to the original Cougar vehicle, Mastiff has been fitted with large, vertical armor plates which cover the large vision blocks and weapon firing ports. As the basic Cougar is already protected against RPG warheads, it is unclear why these plates were considered necessary by the British, especially as they totally block the crew's vision and make it impossible to use the firing ports. The crew is thus blind and disarmed, which does not make much sense in an urban combat context."