Stuck in the Snow

We have all been recently discussing the mobility differences between modern 8 wheeled armoured vehicles with traction control and central type pressure systems versus tracked vehicles.

The consensus seemed to be that there was less of a difference than we might think, although tracked vehicles have the edge.

Courtesy of RP Defence and the Bundeswehr, this video of a Boxer 8×8 armoured vehicle seems to show it being completely disabled by  moderately challenging terrain that would not causes even a WWI tank to skip a beat.

Either that, or it is a vehicle recovery training exercise and the driver wasn’t really trying to get out of the ditch, it’s in German, I can’t tell!

The Boxer is my favourite of the current crop of 8×8’s but still, mobility in snow does not seem to be its forte.

 

 

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