fire support vehicle

T-54 from the units of the MPLA (the Angolan Armed forces) lined juzhnoafrikanskim Ratel 90 (vehicle fire support Fire Support Vehicle, 90 mm, one of the modifications of Ratel infantry fighting vehicles). From the description: “"RATEL” knocked out a T-54 tank firing three shells". “Operation Hooper”, 14 February 1988.


Bovington Tank Museum Part 2

1 & 2) Jackal. British armored reconnaissance, rapid assault and fire support vehicle. Developed by Supacat Ltd. in Devon. Built to meet the British Army’s specific requirements for an agile, well-armed light patrol vehicle. Armored with a classified thickness of composite armor and generally armed with a M2 Browning or H&K GMG. Used in Afghanistan.

3 & 4) FV106 Scimitar. British armored reconnaissance vehicle sometimes classified as a light tank. Similar to the FV101 Scorpion but mounts a 30mm auto-cannon instead of a 76mm gun. The Scimitar entered service in 1971 and has seen combat in the Falklands, the First Gulf War, Iraq War and Afghan insurgency.

5 & 6) Husky TSV. British version of the International MXT-MV. The Husky is a variant modified to satisfy the UK MoD’s Tactical Support Vehicle requirements for the British Army. As can be see, this vehicle has been hit by an IED and gunfire while in service in Afghanistan.

7) ATV(P) Viking. British version of the Swedish BvS 10. Developed at the behest of the Royal Marines. The British Army employs four variants: a troop carrying mod, a command mod, repair and recovery mod and an ambulance mod. The ATV(P) is amphibious and was first deployed in the summer of 2006 in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines in Helmand province.

8) M4A1 Sherman. A variant of the ubiquitous M4 Sherman, the M4A1 had a cast hull rather than a welded hull. This particular specimen is one of the oldest examples of the Sherman tank. For some reason it has three M1919 machine guns in the bow.

9) Little Willie. The first prototype of the British Mark I tank. Constructed in 1915 at the behest of the Landships Committee, it is the first complete tank prototype in history.

10) Medium Mark A Whippet. British medium tank of WWI, the Mark A was intended to complement the slower heavy tanks by using its mobility and speed to exploit breakthroughs in the lone. Whippets saw service in several postwar actions with the British Army, in Ireland, North Russia and Manchuria. The Whippet was armed with a machine gun in every direction, but since it only had a crew of three, the gunner had to jump from gun to gun.

Submitted by cavalier-renegade.