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New Zealanders decided to equip Special Forces with "open" all-terrain vehicles SOV-MH Supacat

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The command of the armed forces of New Zealand announced that for the needs of the country's army special forces, a batch of armored vehicles of the Supacat line was purchased from Australia. This is a special modification of military vehicles SOV-MH - a variation of the MkII HMT Extenda from Supacat, whose chassis can transform from 6х6 to 4х4, depending on the operating conditions and the spectrum of the tasks performed.


New Zealanders decided to equip Special Forces with "open" all-terrain vehicles SOV-MH Supacat


Thus, New Zealand becomes the next Supacat client country (head office in Britain).

The open architecture of the armored cars delivered to New Zealand allows to satisfy various operational requirements. Moreover, the all-terrain vehicle itself is open in the literal sense of the word. The driver and crew are literally under the open sky, being “protected” by a frame, which in certain cases can hold a tent.

Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Michael Hello (quote Australian Defense Magazine):
We are very pleased to have entered the first export contract from our Australian representative office. For members of the Supacat Team Australia team, it is important that we ship a batch of all-terrain vehicles to New Zealand on time.


SOV-MH cars were manufactured at existing Supacat assembly plants in Australia using the Supacat Team Australia team to manufacture and assemble a vehicle. This is the first time that members of Supacat Team Australia have exported fully completed vehicles and supplemented the existing opportunities for Australian suppliers to join Supacat's global supply chains.

Recall that the soldiers of New Zealand are often involved in UN missions in various parts of the world.
Photos used:
australiandefence.com.au
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  1. tracer
    tracer 22 January 2018 06: 01
    +2
    Motorcycles would have been booked. Cheaper but the result is the same ..
    1. Finches
      Finches 22 January 2018 06: 08
      +4
      I want to say that New Zealand soldiers are brave soldiers! This was emphasized even by Rommel, noting that from the legendary "Long-Range Desert Groups" - reconnaissance and sabotage units, which were mostly staffed by New Zealanders, Fox in the desert suffered more defeats than from the main British units! Then, New Zealanders received the same flattering characteristics in other local messes, where they took part! More than once in Vietnam, the asses were rescued by the arrogant Yankees, pulling them out of their asses, thanks to their courage and stamina. This is especially true of warriors - Maori, New Zealand Aborigines, who without hesitation and fearlessly went on the attack, even to obviously superior enemy forces! And ignoring the losses! Almost like Russians! Anglo-Saxons constantly shut up the most disastrous sites ....
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 22 January 2018 06: 14
        +3
        “The tradition of antiquity is deep, the deeds of bygone days!” Everything is changing in this world. Let them arrange training battles at home! PS - Greetings hi Good morning! !! hi soldier
        1. Finches
          Finches 22 January 2018 06: 19
          +3
          hi Closeness, relative geographical location, and mentality at the genetic level are unlikely to have changed much in the character of New Zealanders!
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit 22 January 2018 10: 58
            0
            Quote: Finches
            hi Closeness, relative, geographical location

            So they are just bored there and have nothing to do. lol But seriously, in any country, whether New Zealand or Honduras, there are good fighters, the difference is only in their number in the total population. And if New Zealand constantly sends somewhere a couple of combat-ready battalions, this does not mean the army as a whole.
            1. Finches
              Finches 22 January 2018 14: 49
              +1
              There the army, especially, is not needed! We are talking about the spirit of the soldiers - specifically, New Zealanders! Here are the Yankees, shitty soldiers! The Chinese are the same! Germans, assy! Vietnamese .... So here! The mentality!
  2. sergo1914
    sergo1914 22 January 2018 06: 11
    0
    New Zealand Special Forces ... However. One and a half million men from 15 to 64 years. From what age group are they recruited? And what remains of the army?
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 22 January 2018 07: 33
      +4
      Quote: sergo1914
      New Zealand Special Forces ... However. One and a half million men from 15 to 64 years. From what age group are they recruited? And what remains of the army?

      Normal Army, many others are still far from it
      SAS NEW ZEALAND. It is noticed that in any place where Australians appear, sooner or later New Zealanders will appear.

      http://bratishka.ru/archiv/2005/5/2005_5_6.php
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 22 January 2018 06: 12
    +3
    If they won’t fight on these dressers, armored cars will go for "domestic consumption".
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 22 January 2018 11: 01
      0
      And what, a normal option, a convertible. If without a roof, then you need in shorts and short sleeves. laughing
  4. raw174
    raw174 22 January 2018 06: 44
    +3
    It even sounds unusual: "the army of New Zealand", as the "submarine fleet of Mongolia")))
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 22 January 2018 07: 28
      +4
      Quote: raw174
      It even sounds unusual: "the army of New Zealand", as the "submarine fleet of Mongolia")))

      How about the participation of the Army of this country in all wars (including the WWII and WWII) in which Britain participated, as well as participation with the Americans in the fighting in Vietnam (where there were no British) ...
      In addition, New Zealand is a member of the military-political bloc ANZUS, and also a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, well, and no one needs the MPR in principle ...
      1. Dalailama
        Dalailama 22 January 2018 10: 48
        +1
        why do i need china
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 22 January 2018 11: 08
        0
        Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
        How about the participation of this country's army in all wars

        Army, it’s said a lot. Andorra also has an army, two men, officially. And if one of them lights up somewhere in a hot spot, then yes, it will be considered that Andorra participated in the war. And if successful, it may even be among the winners. laughing
      3. raw174
        raw174 22 January 2018 14: 38
        0
        Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
        How about the participation of the Army of this country in all wars (including the WWII and WWII) in which Britain participated, as well as participation with the Americans in the fighting in Vietnam (where there were no British) ...

        No, let it be, but I think it’s a midget army that can and does solve some tactical tasks, but the strategic alignment doesn’t change, so let them serve them on their gigs! soldier
        1. MOSKVITYANIN
          MOSKVITYANIN 22 January 2018 20: 48
          0
          Quote: raw174
          No, so be it, but I think this is an army - a midget,

          Having more combat experience than the Russian, including with regular enemy forces ...
          1. raw174
            raw174 23 January 2018 06: 16
            0
            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            Having more combat experience than the Russian, including with regular enemy forces ...

            I think that if we count all the polls, then we will have no fewer fighters with combat experience, probably some advisers will be recruited to the brigade ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 January 2018 06: 48
    +2
    New Zealand troops often take part in UN missions around the world
    So hand grenades will fly right into the troop compartment. And the “monster” depicted in the photo was probably involved in the filming of “Mad Max” - a crocodile hung with armor and with an unprotected back.
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 22 January 2018 08: 01
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      So hand grenades will fly right into the troop compartment. And the “monster” depicted in the photo was probably involved in the filming of “Mad Max” - a crocodile hung with armor and with an unprotected back.


      RPG is not important whether the armored personnel carrier has a roof or not.
      The armored personnel carrier is not intended to crush infantry throwing it with grenades and transport.
      for the right climate the right decision.
      1. kotdavin4i
        kotdavin4i 22 January 2018 10: 02
        +5
        For RPGs, there is just a big difference in the reserved volume, here the volume tends to infinity - there is no roof - the crew and the landing party are partially shell shocked, and they will not let them to throw a grenade.
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 22 January 2018 11: 12
        0
        Quote: Maki Avellievich
        for the right climate the right solution

        Before entering the nearest town with buildings of more than two floors. Ours also paid dearly for a similar option in Hungary, after which, all the armored personnel carriers began to be made with roofs. This New Zealand "convertible" says only one thing that they are not going to fight with anyone. And for walks will do.
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 22 January 2018 11: 13
        +6
        This is not even an armored personnel carrier.
        This is a "heavy special forces patrol car."
        They don’t fight with her. They dismount right away, leaving (sometimes) only the driver
        and a machine gunner.
        1. san4es
          san4es 22 January 2018 11: 28
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          leaving (sometimes) only the driver
          and a machine gunner.

          ... They’d at least put a “lobovuha” ... So that they wouldn’t puff in the "forehead belay
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 22 January 2018 11: 38
            +4
            Yeah .. good I shot once with a similar turret. He supported his fire.
            Very scary. Hiding like a bird on a perch, you hide behind a turret and a machine gun.
            If you move your legs, then hot sleeves directly on your pants. And scared to push
            suddenly a stray bullet hooks his knee.
            A shield at least a centimeter thick would help a lot. Or the “cabin”, as the Americans are now serially putting on their Humves and on top of the Abrams.
            1. san4es
              san4es 22 January 2018 11: 46
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Yeah .. good ... If you move your legs, then hot sleeves directly on your pants. .

              laughing
              wink
  6. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 22 January 2018 07: 23
    +2
    British CAC for 20 years on such rides ...
  7. Professor
    Professor 22 January 2018 10: 23
    +5
    Here is a “wonderful” article about this car:
    https://topwar.ru/22528-bronemashina-specnaza-sup
    acat-hmt-extenda.html
  8. Hlavaty
    Hlavaty 22 January 2018 10: 27
    0
    I wonder what is the point of hiding eggs for the armor, if the head sticks out on the street?
    Rather, it indicates which part of the body is more valuable to the Australian - the one to defecate or the one to think about. smile
    1. Dalailama
      Dalailama 22 January 2018 10: 50
      0
      head in a helmet and you can bend down
      1. Hlavaty
        Hlavaty 22 January 2018 16: 41
        0
        A helmet is not armor at all, and there’s nowhere to duck. Drove the muzzle into the steering wheel.
        1. Dalailama
          Dalailama 22 January 2018 17: 43
          0
          then why is she? bulletproof glass is in front of the driver, a bulletproof vest is below the helmet, and few people carry armored shirts except sappers
    2. corporal
      corporal 22 January 2018 20: 04
      0
      Quote: Hlavaty
      I wonder what is the point of hiding eggs for the armor, if the head sticks out on the street?

      I will give a comment you like from https://topwar.ru/22528-bronemashina-specnaza-sup
      acat-hmt-extenda.html

      perepilka December 28, 2012 03:48
      The feeling that after seeing how our armored rides, we decided not to bother with the reserved space, but to immediately attach the roof to the policeman, and the special forces take care of it and ride on the armor. Say, they say, the Russians go, and ours, what? Redheads, or what?
      laughing
    3. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 22 January 2018 20: 51
      0
      Quote: Hlavaty
      I wonder what is the point of hiding eggs for the armor, if the head sticks out on the street?
      Rather, it indicates which part of the body is more valuable to the Australian - the one to defecate or the one to think about. smile

      Humorous. And what part of the body is important for us riding on top of an APC with bulletproof armor on top?
  9. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 22 January 2018 10: 35
    0
    In New Zealand, everything is calm, so that the soldiers can drive with the breeze. And for foreign parties find that more reliable.
  10. san4es
    san4es 22 January 2018 11: 13
    +4
    Convertible MkII HMT Extenda (Coyote) by Supacat bully

    ... from the inside