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ianB
ianB
July 31, 2010 10:38 pm

Are they joking, that thing is freakin huge, I like their Truck and APC version but this a bit daft!!

Euan
Euan
August 1, 2010 12:27 am

I agree with Ian that thing is massive. Also if we are supposed to be getting out of Afghanistan in a few years we don’t need it.

Richard Stockley
Richard Stockley
August 2, 2010 8:37 am

Again a company ‘suggesting’ a high mobility vehicle demonstrates it by driving at mediocre speeds over roads accessible to the average family saloon. I’m sure it’s an excellent vehicle, but the film does nothing to demonstrate this.

Heyjude
August 7, 2010 8:49 am

There is a good reason why the vehicle is trundling so slowly in the video….the TMV team had just one day to do the filming at Millbrook prior to the launch at DVD. Typically, the vehicle entered de-rate and couldn’t be sorted in time…hence the ultra slow speed. It IS huge though and why are there civvies driving it? At least get some proper rig on..

IanB
IanB
August 7, 2010 3:47 pm

I do think the TMV is a pretty good design, but this application is one step too far should be left to the Jackal/Coyote or the WMIK Ocelot.

I would like to see the Ocelot in 4×4 and 6×6 in various forms for light duties in A,B,C applicatons, the TMV in 4×4,6×6 and 8×8 for medium duties (including a protected mobility vehicle) and the MAN trucks for the rest.

I know this runs into this post

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2010/07/fdr-%e2%80%93-land-logistics-and-combat-service-support-3/

But we all demand commonality in vehicles so the posts will start to merge