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British Army Husky TSV... now in green
JavierDeLuelmo
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC
It was just a matter of time: green finish option for the Meng kit.

On the way to Trident Juncture 2018:



And video too:

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/10/exercise-trident-juncture-2018/
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
I prefer the sand yellow color for it.

What about this vehicle now in the british army ?
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
Thanks for that great photo , will be perfect for my meng kit even if it's another turret on this one..
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC

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What about this vehicle now in the british army ?



This vehicle was bought as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR). These are not normally expected to stay in service for more than 5 years as they meet a short-term need. So supportability is not usually fully addressed, deployment and training are limited to the operation for which they were purchased. If the need becomes permanent then a "normal" procurement is expected to be carried out for a permanent solution.

However, most of the UOR vehicles from Afghanistan were so useful and so much money had been invested in them that they were "brought into Core": they became permanent fixtures. But no more were purchased: no money. So as there are not actually enough to go around, they are fleet-managed to ensure that high-readiness and operational units and training bases have a full complement while units in barracks may have few or even none.

Husky will probably be in service until the mid 2020s. I do not know exactly what tactical role it now fills. It was bought as a load carrier but has been much used as a patrol and convoy escort vehicle, and took over some roles from the CLV Panther. There is a light recovery variant.

It remains to be seen if Husky will be fully replaced by the new Multi-Role Vehicle (Protected) MRV(P). This will be met by the Oshkosh JLTV, a vehicle very similar in capability to Husky. In many ways, Husky proved the need for MRV(P).

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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC
OK thank you for the answer. The JLTV seems to be similar to the US M-ATV.
JavierDeLuelmo
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 01:04 AM UTC
Due to its constraints, UOR-procured AFVs can be winners or loosers. Husky was no winner, according to users, and suspect the main reason to be acquired by the UK was the fact the vehicle was fully developed and its production line ready and "clean" when US forces rejetcted it. As Peter says the fleet in use is fulfilling whatever use they can squeeze of the thing, including also mortar carrier (mortar transport in fact). Nice looks anyway and a welcome kit. Hope Foxhound is not far away in the horizon...
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Some more enjoying a bit of sun before boarding for Trident Juncture: