Westminster - numbers/serviceability of lt armd veh

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  1. Might be of interest to some. Ann Winterton MP asked:

    The detailed answer from Adam Ingram can be found at this link:

    House of Commons Written Answers 11 Oct 2005

    I can't cut and paste 'cos it includes a table of figures. I will just give the quantity in land forces - fit or in 1st or 2nd line maint figures wef 29 Apr 05.

    FV430 series 1,154
    Scimitar 240
    Spartan 320
    Samaritan 41
    Sultan 153
    Samson 38
    Striker 31
    Sturgeon 0
    Salamander 0
    Saxon 312

    Whoever drafted the answer apparently thinks that ALL the vehicle types listed are CVR(T).
  2. Glad to see that he is getting a full brief; on CVR(T)!!!

    Wonder why Ann Widdecombe is so interested?
  3. Planning a coup, perhaps?
  5. Probably feels its the only way she can ensure she retains her virginity...lol
  6. What happened to all the Sturgeouns and Salamanders?8)
  7. Why are you obsessed with Ann(Doris K) Widdecombe?
  8. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    At the risk of being Waahd, those are the VISMOD (visually modified) Scimitar and Spartan used in BATUS to represent T80 and BMP. They are not actually types of CVR(T) and should not be on this list. I would imagine that the 3 coys worth in BATUS are listed under their actual types.