Whilst a RAF Brize Norton I saw FPV heading outboud. My son is in 2LI and has not seen sight of them, are these the vehicles that were promised in November for Afghanistan and Iraq ? If yes, they why are they not there?
pegasus_horse said:Whilst a RAF Brize Norton I saw FPV heading outboud. My son is in 2LI and has not seen sight of them, are these the vehicles that were promised in November for Afghanistan and Iraq ? If yes, they why are they not there?
Bottleosmoke said:Dont forget that all the new vehicles that we have bought for operations cannot be driven on UK roads legally so driver training is currently carried out in Cyprus............
When DST do get them they will be swamped with requests for training.....................And wont, understandly, be able to cope, forcing units to deploy without trained drivers......................
.........is it just me?
Goose_Rider said:Bottleosmoke said:
We're on around 50 fatalities per year from RTI's, I don't think that's gonna get any lower.
Do you know of any evidence to suggest a lack of driver training is contributing to this figure ?
littoraldifficulty said:Latest reps from HERRICK indicate the new WMIK is having significant problems and the whole mobility thing is a nightmare. THe only vehicles that is still able to get out regularly is VIKING.
For the rest of the units about to deploy the nightmar is getting enough driving licenses. Due to the up-armour on every vehicle they now all weigh in at more than 3.5 tonnes and therefore need a C1 licesne to drive. Leconfield is already over capacity so we are just throwing money at the problem to get guys driver trained on civilian contracts.
spot on were getting lots of ewmix in bastion at the mo as all the old wimex and snatch 2 r fuked the terrain destroys all types of wagons down here and no there are not any of those new bits of kit in helmand at the mo
armchair_jihad said:pegasus_horse said:
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