Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE)

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Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE)

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A thread for the Trojan AVRE.
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Trojan is an armoured engineer vehicle designed to open routes through complex battlefield obstacles and clear a path through minefields.

Standard equipment includes a dozer blade, mine plough and an excavator arm.

A full-width mine plough can be mounted at the front to clear mines and a marking system can also be fitted. It can also carry fascines, to fill ditches, and tow a trailer-mounted, rocket-propelled, mine-clearing system.

Improved visibility is achieved by incorporating direct and indirect vision devices with low-light, image-intensifying and thermal imaging capabilities. The interior, and to some extent the exterior, of the vehicle has been designed around the crew station positions.

Trojan has the flexibility to support a wide range of operations, including humanitarian missions.

Weight: 62500kg
Maximum road speed: 59kph
Engine: Perkins CV12 diesel engine, David Brown TN54 enhanced low-loss gearbox and the OMANI cooling group. Auxiliary power unit is also fitted.
Crew: 3
Armament: 1 x 7.62mm machine gun, stowage for crewman-portable light anti-tank weapons, fitted with NBC protection system
Source: http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/23263.aspx

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A BAE Systems promotional video for Python, showing it in action. I just had to share it:


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I remember being on exercise when the Engineers fired one. We all laid down and when it went off if bucked us all 6 inches off the ground. Absolutely hilarious!!!

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