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Merlin HM1’s Lifting Artillery

Merlin Helicopter Light Gun Royal Artillery

This caught my eye, a Merlin HM1, that is a very expensive and highly specialised anti submarine helicopter, being used for logistics support during a recent amphibious exercise. When the Merlin HC3/3a’s are transferred to the CHF and the Sea…

The Beach Recovery Vehicle

LCU Mk 10 and Hippo BARV (Image Credit - Plain Military)

To recover damaged, destroyed or broken down vehicles from beach areas during amphibious landings specialised vehicles are needed. They must be able to operate in the surf zone, have sufficient pulling or pushing power to deal with vehicle casualties, be…

Innovation in the Littoral

Whilst we have been talking about patrol vessels and other water based subjects various designs and suggestions have been floated (see what I did there) but they were all characterised as being not of these shores. Whilst the large naval…

Riverine and Littoral Concepts

As I get to the end of the main section on the FDR – LAND section, apart from artillery, combat support, close combat, combat service elements that is, I have started thinking about littoral and riverine concepts for the Royal…