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Warthog in demand as Viking is replaced

May 28, 2011

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.

Warthogs preparing for deployment at Camp Bastion. Photo: Flt Lt Nick Downs. Crown Copyright/MOD 2011.

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tan permalink
    June 6, 2011 12:08

    Hi,

    Appreciate if you can kindly point me to the correct media authority for the video featured in the post “Warthog in demand as Viking is replaced” dated May 28, 2011.

    Thanks much.

    Rgds,
    Tan

    • June 6, 2011 15:15

      Hi there. I am not entirely certain what you mean by ‘correct media authority’ – if you can be more specific as to what information you require and why, then I perhaps can be a little more helpful. Regards, Nick (editor)

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