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Old 10-01-13, 15:56
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Hi All

Somebody in our club just sent me this for our club newsletter,


Here is the link to the story http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...ntcmp=features

Is it really new ? What other information is there on this out there?

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Old 10-01-13, 22:45
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That is one ugly machine, it looks like one of those kids converter toys. No doubt it is hugely practical for its role but give me a Dodge WC or GMC 6x6 for pose value any day. I'd even accept a CMP and that's saying something.

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Proposed replacement for the 6x6 LRPV Land Rover. Much more capable, but a long time being developed.

Now I might have this cocked up, but I seem to remember the SASR first got a Supacat 4x4 to replace their Land Rovers, and then found it couldn't handle the weight of all the gear they wanted to carry. This new vehicle is the result of the 'back to the drawing board' after the initial procurement 'problems'.

This vehicle also means they can also dispense with the LRP Unimog 'Mother' used to carry all the supplies for longer periods in the scrub.

They won't want many: the total number of LRPVs was only about 24 (or 26? I forget the exact number.)

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Old 11-01-13, 08:11
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Ill take one - looks like it'll go through the puddles at Corowa...and anything else besides

I wonder whats under the bonnet??
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Tony, Tony, Tony, Use the link...

Many of the details on the REDFIN are still top secret, but the HMT Extenda is typically powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, has a top speed of around 75 mph and can ford water over a meter deep. Despite its size, an air suspension allows the big truck to kneel down in order to squeeze into a Chinook-sized helicopter for quick response missions."
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Old 11-01-13, 11:52
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Some of these things can be done in a blitz too


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Many of the details on the REDFIN are still top secret, but the HMT Extenda is typically powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, has a top speed of around 75 mph and can ford water over a meter deep. Despite its size, an air suspension allows the big truck to kneel down in order to squeeze into a Chinook-sized helicopter for quick response missions."
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Old 12-01-13, 00:11
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Looks like British designers have not got past the Leyland Retreiver in looks
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Hi All

I agree with Keith many of the performance attributes can be met by CMPs, why all the complicated systems. The concept of the CMPs to use parts that were tried and true and off the shelf to build a military vehicle that really does have amazing off road ability is something the modern designers should be taking a look at.

Great fun to go off roading with Humvee's and basically show them that a 70 year old design can go places carrying the same number of people and often leave them looking for away around the trees that are growing to close together or up the same muddy slope.

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Old 12-01-13, 11:08
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I saw one in the flesh cruising down Lorimer St, South Melbourne a few weeks ago. Couldn't get the camera out quick enough but it looks like a big beast.
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They stole the shape from the Italians.

http://www.german.o5m6.de/dovunque_35.html
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Looks like a vehicle from an alien film. But looks impressive to be honest looking forward to see one in real life. Probably three times the dingo in size and weight

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They stole the shape from the Italians.

http://www.german.o5m6.de/dovunque_35.html
Lang..
Only the Italians would store the shovel in the position shown...Can't you just imagine.....Captain...we are stuck in the mud..get the shovel....
Private...OK,Boss..Just drive ahead so that I can get it....
Captain.....YOU IDIOT..!! If I could drive ahead..I wouldn't need the shovel and I wouldn't be stuck.../.,mnb**&^%$#^&eyyt!!
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I think I saw one of those in a sci-fi movie.

What does it transform back into!
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I heard that the latest version folds down into a Swiss Army Knife but that could just be a furphy.

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