Some of you may know i have been working on the new Support Vehicle program for the past few years. Today i managed to get hold of the first into UK "DROPS type" SV. EPLS will be used on Operations only but it isnt a DROPS fleet wide replacement. Its based on the SV HX77 8x8 with a improved LHS to enable both flatracks and bare ISO's to be lifted and carried. Due to the design of the truck, having no rear windows, the Operator/Driver gets to watch TV whilst operating the LHS, widescreen as well! After a few practices, its actually quite easy to do using the cameras alone, (yes cameras, there are 2 views you can select). Have to say to Man at MAN, thx for lending me your truck, sorry about the 3mm of rubber i left on the test track and over-heating your brakes! BIG COMPANY! Screen in cab showing rack unloading. Mode selection console. Like DROPS but with a bit more. All in all, a much needed bit of kit.