Over the Shore Logistics of D Day and Beyond

Although there are many good examples of amphibious operations before WWII and in other WWII theatre’s one cannot look at the subject of over the shore logistics without considering the D Day Normandy landings of 1944 and beyond

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Operation Black Buck – Claims and Counterclaims

Air power was fundamental to success or failure in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict and the Black Buck raids by RAF Vulcan’s against Stanley Airport and the occupying Argentine force were indicative of the importance of denying occupying forces a functional runway.

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Supacat All Terrain Mobility Platform (ATMP) and Springer

Supacat designed the vehicle but were not able to manufacture in quantity so entered into production sharing contracts and in the early eighties the fifteen ATMP’s were accepted into British Army and Royal Air Force service, all manufactured by Williams Fairey Engineering.

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Military Bridging and Gap Crossing

WORK IN PROGRESS [nextpage title=”Introduction”] Introduction and Sources The two fundamental roles of the military engineer are mobility and counter mobility. Any military commander will always strive for freedom of movement and the opposing commander will equally strive to deny that freedom. Obstacles might be natural or man-made. Breaching those gaps to provide the friendly force with that essential mobility and freedom of movement is as old as warfare but as speeds of movement increased, the geographic span of operations equally enlarged and the increasing weight of the machinery of war since the turn of the century military bridging has

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Multidrive Vehicles

Multidrive Vehicles supplied a number of innovative solutions to the British Army but it was their failed Specialist Vehicles bid that was a real opportunity lost

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ESARCO Vehicles

Developed in the early eighties, Esarco produced a number of all terrain vehicles for civilian and military applications

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