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Gloomy Northern Boy
Gloomy Northern Boy
July 12, 2013 12:01 am

@ The Alphabet Soup…I think the Boss might want us to club together and buy him one of these for Christmas…

GNB

Jed
Jed
July 12, 2013 1:45 am

Looks like something that Gerry Anderson would have had rolling out of Thunderbird 2 !

Observer
Observer
July 12, 2013 2:15 am

Sorry Gloomy, can’t afford it. He’ll have to settle for a second hand Russian SRBM transporter. :P

Red Trousers
Red Trousers
July 12, 2013 10:22 am

It’s like a Stolly….

Only 9,900 Euros ….. http://www.milweb.co.uk/classifieds/large_image.php?ad=67860&cat=4

(although that one looks a bit rough)

Chris.B
Chris.B
July 12, 2013 6:15 pm

Wonder if it can do all that with the container full of something other than air.

Martin
Editor
July 13, 2013 4:43 am

Could this be the start of a FRES LCS hybrid. No need for specialist vehicles anymore just stick a different container on the back :-)

@ Jed – I totally forgot that the Flex module was a British invention in Thunderbirds. And the Danes have been claiming the credit all this time. Maybe the RAF and the USAF should start a joint development program to build thunderbird 2, would come in pretty handy.

IXION
July 13, 2013 7:55 pm

Thunderbird 2 has got to be the best millitary idea since some baket got a loaf of bread and sliced before selling it.

Vtol high speed longrange heavy lift. It would cost squillions to design but byvthe cringe it would be useful!

Btw this container thingy is based on the TATRA chasis which has been the dogs naughty bits for of road stabillity an abillity for 40 years. On the rougb stuf ther is little even today that can keep up an live with it.

AND THEY DO A WHEELED APC VERSION. But ultra reliable ultra good of road, proven COTS mechanicles would not interrest our wheeled fres program. Nor would the idea of parts commonality with our truck fleet. That would be silly……

Swimming Trunks
Swimming Trunks
July 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Wasn’t the DANA SPG based upon a Tatra?

http://www.military-today.com/artillery/dana.htm

Swimming Trunks
Swimming Trunks
July 14, 2013 10:13 am

@ Martin – “Could this be the start of a FRES LCS hybrid. No need for specialist vehicles anymore just stick a different container on the back :-) ”

Have you been looking at my notes?!?!