Warthog in demand as Viking is replaced
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have had just a couple of months to get used to their new vehicle, the Warthog, before deploying to Afghanistan on Herrick 14. It first arrived in Afghanistan last December to replace the older Viking, which has been in theatre since 2006. There aren’t many in the UK to use for training so it’s been a fast learning curve.
The Warthog weighs twenty tonnes and with heavy armour protection combined with wide tracks and significant firepower it means it can go anywhere and hit enemy hard where it least expects it.
For the soldiers out on operations, the vehicle becomes home for weeks at a time, meaning they soon get used to it. The Warthog Group is in demand, supporting ground troops and operations across theatre.
Click on the BFBS video below to view the Warthog in action and to see the soldiers training hard on this excellent new piece of equipment.