Canadian LAV (Piranha) mobility trials

Discussion in 'RAC' started by winnfield, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. Tracks would still be king in a soft (ie mud, swamps) offroad environment but in terms of all round capabilty it's not bad. Still a place for tracks but wheeled will fulfill most roles.
  2. Must have some gypsy bastards around! They kept nicking his wheels!
  3. Obviously perfromed in a small wooded area just outside of Liverpool, then.
  4. Not bad for a vehicle that first saw the light of day (prototype) in early 1981!!
  5. D&M Instructors need to grip the driver, losing that many road wheels

  6. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't let MoD PE see that ... they'll save money by buying the 4-wheel version.
  7. Well, the new FRES system will have an eight wheeled hull like the LAV, so like it or not, some regiments will be swapping tracks for wheels in the near future!
  8. BB

    All the FRES vehicles that are being trialled are not necessarily the ones for the future, they are merely technology demonstrators. Only time will tell what is coming, if there is enough budget to complete the project!!

    The changes in threat our troops are encountering on almost a daily basis will form the requirement for FRES.

    All the best, Nobby
  9. i heard that the vehicles are being compared to the new 430 so it's wheels versus tracks.

    also heard that only the piranha hadn't broken down yet!

    any other news from the 'trials of truth'???

  10. ...other than that they made it into the Wikipedia entry for "oxymoron"?