Irish Army take Delivery of New RG32m from South Africa.

#3
I thought it had been established that flat-bellied trucks like this were something of a deathtrap in what has become the standard Western Army v. Dark-Skinned Chaps with Bombs/Command-wires/RPGs 'war'.

Still, once the Irish Army get to grips with that concept, I'll buy one of their cheap surplus for thrashing around in my lower field (without all that heavy armour, of course).
 
#4
The Swedes bought 150 or so RG32Ms a few years ago, they have used them in Afghanistan. It was one of the contenders for the British Army's CLV project, won by the Iveco LMV, which has entered service as the Panther. Some people think the RG32M should have been selected instead. The Panther doesn't seem to have had too many adverse reports from Helmand though, but it took a hell of a long time to get into actual use, requiring a lot of modifications.
 
#6
Whiskybreath said:
I thought it had been established that flat-bellied trucks like this were something of a deathtrap in what has become the standard Western Army v. Dark-Skinned Chaps with Bombs/Command-wires/RPGs 'war'.

Still, once the Irish Army get to grips with that concept, I'll buy one of their cheap surplus for thrashing around in my lower field (without all that heavy armour, of course).
Whisky,
I believe that they have a V-shaped hull which is in line with your thinking.
 
#7
OK, then that should keep me from sinking too far into the mud by the South fence. Glad to see it has all the requisite winches, tow-points etc.
 
#11
BusterBee said:
pacestick said:
Ha h, look at the funny little leprechauns
Ha ha, you're right. They are so funny they don't even have mags on! Screw the nut fellas!

Its actually worse. Only the one in the foreground has no mag fitted. What a way to run an army, eh? I think I'll leave my ammo at home today....
 
#12
Sanguis said:
BusterBee said:
pacestick said:
Ha h, look at the funny little leprechauns
Ha ha, you're right. They are so funny they don't even have mags on! Screw the nut fellas!

Its actually worse. Only the one in the foreground has no mag fitted. What a way to run an army, eh? I think I'll leave my ammo at home today....
and his boots look like they dont fit, to be sure
:D :D
 
#13
red_square said:
Sanguis said:
Its actually worse. Only the one in the foreground has no mag fitted. What a way to run an army, eh? I think I'll leave my ammo at home today....
and his boots look like they dont fit, to be sure
:D :D
Don't panic lads, here come the reinforcements. What were you saying about mags and boots?

 
#15
RhodieBKK said:
red_square said:
and his boots look like they dont fit, to be sure
:D :D
Looks like a d'finite left-footer to me....
o b jesus !!!!!!!
craggy island def force on tour
 
#16
Whiskybreath said:
I thought it had been established that flat-bellied trucks like this were something of a deathtrap in what has become the standard Western Army v. Dark-Skinned Chaps with Bombs/Command-wires/RPGs 'war'.

Still, once the Irish Army get to grips with that concept, I'll buy one of their cheap surplus for thrashing around in my lower field (without all that heavy armour, of course).
Are you sure the RG32M doesn't have a V shaped bottom?
 
#17
Come on, Gentlemen, they are soldiers too!
Take the pi** if you must but remember that their country produced many brave men for the British Army.
Read "Heroic Option - The Irish in the British Army" to learn more.
 
#18
whitecity said:
Whiskybreath said:
I thought it had been established that flat-bellied trucks like this were something of a deathtrap in what has become the standard Western Army v. Dark-Skinned Chaps with Bombs/Command-wires/RPGs 'war'.

Still, once the Irish Army get to grips with that concept, I'll buy one of their cheap surplus for thrashing around in my lower field (without all that heavy armour, of course).
Are you sure the RG32M doesn't have a V shaped bottom?
According to this it does:

http://www.baesystems.com/WorldwideLocations/SouthAfrica/LandSystemsSouthAfricaLSSA/RG32M/index.htm

The new variant provides improved crew safety and blast survivability. It has a V-shaped hull that protects those inside against armour piercing rifle fire and anti-tank mines. Its gross vehicle mass is only nine tons but it remains versatile and agile, with more space inside thanks to a hull that is 200mm wider and 50mm increased headroom.
 
#19
baboon6 said:
whitecity said:
Whiskybreath said:
I thought it had been established that flat-bellied trucks like this were something of a deathtrap in what has become the standard Western Army v. Dark-Skinned Chaps with Bombs/Command-wires/RPGs 'war'.

Still, once the Irish Army get to grips with that concept, I'll buy one of their cheap surplus for thrashing around in my lower field (without all that heavy armour, of course).
Are you sure the RG32M doesn't have a V shaped bottom?
According to this it does:

http://www.baesystems.com/WorldwideLocations/SouthAfrica/LandSystemsSouthAfricaLSSA/RG32M/index.htm

The new variant provides improved crew safety and blast survivability. It has a V-shaped hull that protects those inside against armour piercing rifle fire and anti-tank mines. Its gross vehicle mass is only nine tons but it remains versatile and agile, with more space inside thanks to a hull that is 200mm wider and 50mm increased headroom.
My bold.

That's for protecting against the floppy you've just run over when he NDs. :)
 
#20
Ah. BAeSystems. It's probably a Series III with a bit of chickenwire, polyfilla and B&Q paint overlaid. I see no "V" shaped hull in the photos. Possibly it's been fitted by Mr van der Merwe and Associates down the street in Louis Trichardt, like my damned Toyota's shockups which lasted until Pietersburg before dumping the car on the tarmac in a shower of springs and curses.

Or not. I'll still take one of their surplus wagons next year.
 

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