29 Sep '14, 3pm

World’s most powerful #tank transporter used to move heavy armoured vehicles to Eastern Europe http…

World’s most powerful #tank transporter used to move heavy armoured vehicles to Eastern Europe http…

The British Army is using the world’s most powerful tank transporter to move the likes of the 62 tonne Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the 26 tonne Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle to Eastern Europe for a NATO exercise. The move to Poland for Ex-BLACK EAGLE is being undertaken by 19 Tank Transporter Squadron Royal Logistic Corps based in Bulford, Wiltshire. It is the British Army’s only UK based tank transporter squadron and uses the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET). The HET, which consists of a 24 metre multi-wheeled truck and trailer, has a turbocharged diesel engine and can move a 72 tonne load for 300 miles without refuelling. It requires a two man team to operate it. Corporal Kieran Chapman is in charge of one of the convoys – a group of five vehicles moving from Tidworth Camp to Marchwood Military Port in Hampshire. He said: “I’ve been driving now for seven years...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/26575.aspx

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