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    Nice stashe!
    gene
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    • #3
      Nice to see them still in use. Wonder if Ineos will eventually provide a stripped down Grenadier for MOD use.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by erover82 View Post
        Nice to see them still in use. Wonder if Ineos will eventually provide a stripped down Grenadier for MOD use.
        I doubt it despite it or the GWagen seeming like an obvious choice. Everything today is risk averse so armored vehicles seem to be the way forward. Financial issues are a continued problem in the British military too, these Land Rovers are pretty old now. They extended the 110s with that Tithonus program and the last contract for Wolf was 1996 or 1998? I'm not sure when the last one was delivered.
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        • #5
          After the experiences with Snatch in Iraq the MOD won't send soldiers into combat in anything more lightly armoured than a Foxhound. These vehicles no longer need to be part of the green fleet so any light 4X4 pickup will do. Expect the MOD to rent or lease a fleet as replacements. I mean Toyota will sell a fleet of white pickups featuring the all important 'combat proven' moniker to litteraly anyone so...

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          • #6
            The Perenties were the last Land Rover the Australian Army had and the brand is unlikely to reemerge in the ranks - presently taken up with G-wagens in 4X4 and 6X6 configurations. In fact, the last tranche of Perenties going into service were effectively hand built from imported parts because Rover Australia had ceased local production/assembly of Defenders and the Army invoked a supply clause in the original Project Perentie contract that they couldn’t get out of.

            As others have said the swing is on for light armoured field vehicles and something like a Defender or Landcruiser wouldn’t get a look in for combat roles.

            Cheers,

            Neil

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