Support Vehicle on the Road

#1
With Systems Acceptance for Support Vehicle fast approaching, the fleet will been seen out and about in the near future.

An HX77, straight from trials, will be at HQ Land 12th April, and then an HX60 at the Theatre Troops ES Study day on the 25th.

The Conversion Training Fleet will also be up in Leconfield for the next fortnight.
 
#4
My Troops been tasked with the Fielding Programme. The boys do the course in July then plenty of trips to SMC and Brize......

UK units, pick yer own up.....
 
#5
Englishspringer said:
Great, nice to see the roll out of new kit, but the TA will still have Bedfords & Dafs for how long exactly?
We can have Dafs!!!

How long have these been an option?

Edited for chav like grammar
 
#6
Theyre like Heli-bedfords..

Although in this case you get an ageing Defender 110, strip the canopy off and make deep bruum bruum sounds whilst driving down the road..

:wink:

TA getting DAFs... next you'll tell me theyve got CS95 kit 8O

These new Support Vehicles sound great. Are they more squaddieproof than the DAFs were/are?
 
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#7
Fatbadge said:
Theyre like Heli-bedfords..

Although in this case you get an ageing Defender 110, strip the canopy off and make deep bruum bruum sounds whilst driving down the road..

:wink:

TA getting DAFs... next you'll tell me theyve got CS95 kit 8O

These new Support Vehicles sound great. Are they more squaddieproof than the DAFs were/are?
After getting 2* permission of course!
 
#10
tank_6275 said:
we've got dafs !!! although we are a tpt regt. what we do miss though is wolves and doubt we'll see them for a while either
You will not be allowed wolves until troops are suitably qualified by completing their 'driving like a cnut' course.
 
#11
we're a regiment of drops drivers, how difficult is it to replace the crappy 110's with wolves?
Besides, i think the "driving like a cnut" course is only available to regs.
 
#12
tank_6275 said:
we're a regiment of drops drivers, how difficult is it to replace the crappy 110's with wolves?
Besides, i think the "driving like a cnut" course is only available to regs.
No a few of ours have done it as well!!!
 
#13
Man_at_MAN said:
With Systems Acceptance for Support Vehicle fast approaching, the fleet will been seen out and about in the near future.

An HX77, straight from trials, will be at HQ Land 12th April, and then an HX60 at the Theatre Troops ES Study day on the 25th.

The Conversion Training Fleet will also be up in Leconfield for the next fortnight.
Yeah yeah, but the most important variant will be with me in ANOTHER bloody climatic cold trial!!!!
Brrrrr!
Wheres me Gel Suit! :twisted:
 
#14
strima said:
My Troops been tasked with the Fielding Programme. The boys do the course in July then plenty of trips to SMC and Brize......

UK units, pick yer own up.....
Tips for your soon-to-be monotonous journeys!
1. When the driver display says "CHECK PHONE"..dont bother, there isnt one!
2. Leave it in AUTO, the joys of changing gear like Jenson Button, by flicking a lever, soon wear off!
3. Theres no radio....so take your own!
4. Dont get out to check the oil, 2 presses of a button and a nice graphic picture of the dipstick with oil level on, will appear!

Apart from that, for once, the Mil dont seem to of made a bad purchase! Just dont let on to Man-at-MAN , he gets way more money than me and will be wanting another 50k bonus or whatever MAN are giving these days!
 
#15
Man_at MAN is it true that the quantity being purchased has dropped to 7000?

tank_6275 LAND ended up with less than 50% of the WOLF requirement when they were purchased and this is why you still have Defender and will continue to have Defender for years to come.

Now do you understand what Whole Fleet Management is all about!!!!!!
 
#16
RoG

Contracted Numbers are
HX60 (MM 6 Tonne) 5213
HX58 (MM 9 Tonne) 606
HX77 (MM 15 Tonne) 923
SX44 (IMM 9 Tonne) 186
SX45 (IMM Recovery Vehicle) 288
20 Tonne Trl 69.

Loads of different variants:
Cargo, Cargo and Crane, Flatplatform, Flatplatform and Crane.
Also some are Winterised and Waterproofed for our 'Bootneck' friends.
Some of the HX come with a winch.
UBRE Replacement is on the HX58 and SX44 chassis and is a 7000 Ltr IMDG compliant Tank.

Ping me a PM will your Mil details and I will pop you some stuff in the post
 
#17
republic_of_gorgie said:
Man_at MAN is it true that the quantity being purchased has dropped to 7000?

tank_6275 LAND ended up with less than 50% of the WOLF requirement when they were purchased and this is why you still have Defender and will continue to have Defender for years to come.

Now do you understand what Whole Fleet Management is all about!!!!!!
Im afraid its all down to money, if we MIL/MOD could, we would have more. But when you think that the new Unit Support Tanker, sitting on a HX58 chassis, costs per veh approx £110k, savings have to be made somewhere and the easiest way is to buy less. Dont even ask how much the SX version costs!!!
And remember, MAN dont get a penny till In Service Date is met. And there is nothing worse for them, when some bloke in a uniform says "can you change/redesign/remove/add that bit/part" just when they are trying to get the production run up to meet ISD.
But hey, i did ask nicely!
 
#18
Took part in a Press Media day at Millbrook test track. Mainly driving press/reporters around both the x-country and tarmac sections. One of those moments in the Army where you say to yourself "and they pay me to do this!" Took some photos.

The civvy MAN test driver who drove this Reccy variant, drove it like a Land Rover! If you have any doubt about the x-country capability of this thing i assure you dont!

One of the Support Veh Armd versions mounted on a cargo chassis. Again, no detrimental effect to its x-country capability.
 
#19
strima said:
My Troops been tasked with the Fielding Programme. The boys do the course in July then plenty of trips to SMC and Brize......

UK units, pick yer own up.....

Didnt know there were was still trogg delivery sqns about!
 
#20
SJFC said:
strima said:
My Troops been tasked with the Fielding Programme. The boys do the course in July then plenty of trips to SMC and Brize......

UK units, pick yer own up.....

Didnt know there were was still trogg delivery sqns about!
Who you callin a fukking TROG....... :x
 

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