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Heats and breaks. British military criticized Foxhound armored car

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The British military criticized domestic-made Foxhound armored vehicles, which, as it turned out, were completely unsuitable for use in the hot climate of Afghanistan, writes RT with reference to the Times newspaper.


Heats and breaks. British military criticized Foxhound armored car


As the newspaper notes, the military complain of frequent car breakdowns, not its insecurity. During his visit to Kabul, the Minister of Defense of Great Britain, one of Foxhound’s armored vehicles that were part of the minister’s motorcade, simply did not reach the site, having broken down the road. The corps of the Royal Engineers confirmed the frequent breakdowns of the armored car, but said that "this does not affect the quality of the patrol operations."

The Foxhounds armored car was first introduced to the public in 2012. It was specially created to work in a hot climate, but the problem with the engine overheating could not be solved. Crews try to make more frequent stops in the shadows to partially solve this problem. Due to frequent breakdowns, the crews try not to move far from the base when patrolling, in order to be able to request evacuation.

In the British army, Foxhound replaced the Snatch Land Rover light armored vehicles, nicknamed “coffins on wheels” because of the death of at least 37 crew members in Afghanistan and Iraq. The armored car is declared as a "light, maneuverable and reliably protecting crew" with a reinforced mine bottom protection, which is V-shaped. Crew 4 man. In service with 2 machine gun caliber 7,62 mm. Speed ​​- 110 km / h.
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  1. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 4 September 2018 11: 24
    +5
    It was specially created to work in hot climates, but the problem with overheating of the engine could not be solved

    And the appropriations have already been disbursed ... winked
    1. novel66
      novel66 4 September 2018 11: 41
      0
      problems to knock out new?
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 4 September 2018 11: 45
      +1
      Hello Pasha! hi ... grandmas first of all, and there even if there is a stake ... laughing
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 4 September 2018 11: 52
        0
        Seryoga, salute! hi
        Quote: aszzz888
        grandmothers first of all, and there let him even have a stake

        The motto of the arrogant Saxons (and not only, unfortunately). yes
    3. NIKN
      NIKN 4 September 2018 11: 48
      +4
      So Pavel, what did they order? They TTT (tactical and technical requirements) presented? Who now claims? What they wanted you and gave ... I do not understand the complaints.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 4 September 2018 11: 53
        0
        Quote: NIKNN
        I do not understand the claims.

        What is there to understand?
        Quote: aszzz888
        grandmothers first of all, and there let him even have a stake
        1. NIKN
          NIKN 4 September 2018 12: 04
          +3
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          grandmothers first of all, and there let him even have a stake

          I look not so worth it wink As in a joke, a pessimist and optimist.
          The pessimist ". Oh not worth it .."
          Optimist "damn .. not worth it .. but as it hangs, ka hangs." good
    4. Megatron
      Megatron 5 September 2018 16: 40
      0
      That’s all right, he’s got a sign coupling immediately.
  2. Guru
    Guru 4 September 2018 11: 32
    0
    An armored car - it’s not for you to do Landrovers, better buy our Tigers, they just won’t fail. laughing
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 September 2018 11: 44
    0
    Heats and breaks. British military criticized Foxhound armored car

    ... it’s not for you to gasp the Skripals .... laughing
  4. lucul
    lucul 4 September 2018 12: 15
    +2
    This is all because they do not have their own car equal to the BTR - 80.
    Therefore, they make a hunchback. Our armored personnel carrier - for all occasions))
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 4 September 2018 13: 25
      +1
      The trend is now such. It is profitable for manufacturers to lay an "ambush" for the owner of the car, so that they can have babos for repairs and spare parts. Even trouble-free, in the past, Mersyuki break down, with one and the same diagnosis, after a certain mileage. Apparently, this innovation has come to armored vehicles. The Naglosaki Rover (civilian) has long caused the owners to express themselves in a non-literary way. laughing
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 4 September 2018 16: 03
        +1
        Land Rovers have poor build quality. And the military, too. Our army also receives them. Also often break.
        1. igorbrsv
          igorbrsv 6 September 2018 10: 54
          0
          About a year ago, there was news: a car assembly line stopped at a European plant. It turned out two Poles could not cope with the work. Both were found unconscious in the workshop on the floor: both are drunk, one is also stoned. I think the Britons have the same problems. Although the British judging by the stories are still big frostbitten
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 September 2018 13: 47
    0
    Tribaltam will go, they have a lot of water, the whole Baltic.
  6. BABA SHURA
    BABA SHURA 4 September 2018 13: 58
    0
    Only the MiG-31 (codified by NATO: Foxhound), and the rest is nothing.
  7. lucul
    lucul 4 September 2018 14: 00
    0
    Quote: Essex62
    Even fail-safe, in the past, Mersuki break, with the same diagnosis, after a certain run

    In Mercedes, in the new engines, the cylinder block is duralumin. And there is nothing to worry about - but there is one BUT.
    Here I do not have enough swear words to convey emotions - and so, the cylinder block is duralumin, and the cylinder head is mounted on hairpins - self-tapping screws !!!!!. That is, these self-tapping screws are stupidly screwed into the duralumin cylinder block and that’s all - the cylinder head can’t be reinstalled, it’s all one-time))
  8. san4es
    san4es 4 September 2018 14: 22
    +2
    The Foxhounds armored car was first introduced to the public in 2012. It was specifically designed to work in hot climates.
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 4 September 2018 14: 55
    +2
    It breaks, however, the soldiers stopped dying on mines.
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 6 September 2018 10: 58
      0
      Stopped going on patrol lol This is me so gloating
  10. Vittt
    Vittt 4 September 2018 15: 14
    -1
    Quote: bouncyhunter
    It was specially created to work in hot climates, but the problem with overheating of the engine could not be solved

    And the appropriations have already been disbursed ... winked

    And how would the Russian "Tiger", or "Wolf", or practically the Italian "Lynx" show itself in Afghanistan?
    This is all a matter of testing technique, not gloating. Technique breaks down for everyone! They confessed this, we took water into our mouths. And, yes, they only said that the "Tiger" overtook the "Humvee" in the snow.
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 4 September 2018 16: 35
      0
      It’s not clear why they didn’t put the krupnach. Even at the open Jackal and Coyete it costs 12,7. And then the armored car is full ...
    2. Essex62
      Essex62 4 September 2018 16: 35
      0
      It’s not clear why they didn’t put the krupnach. Even at the open Jackal and Coyete it costs 12,7. And then the armored car is full ...
    3. Xscorpion
      Xscorpion 5 September 2018 00: 06
      +1
      Quote: Vittt
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      It was specially created to work in hot climates, but the problem with overheating of the engine could not be solved

      And the appropriations have already been disbursed ... winked

      And how would the Russian "Tiger", or "Wolf", or practically the Italian "Lynx" show itself in Afghanistan?
      This is all a matter of testing technique, not gloating. Technique breaks down for everyone! They confessed this, we took water into our mouths. And, yes, they only said that the "Tiger" overtook the "Humvee" in the snow.

      Well, the Tigers have been running in Tajikistan for a long time, and they are armed with 201. As far as I know, there are no complaints against them. Unlike the Humvees, who were in the Tajik army, the Americans left them when they left. It’s clear that they’re not new, but they’re warming up .Tajiks really found a way out, they took off the thermostats, they did the cooling directly.
  11. 320423
    320423 4 September 2018 17: 03
    0
    For some reason, I associate the bases of similar machines with ZIL. Therefore, I somehow do not perceive our tiger
  12. Rav Rav
    Rav Rav 4 September 2018 17: 40
    +2
    Even very well, even if it breaks, we won’t be offended, the face will not crack with joy and smile!
  13. Rav Rav
    Rav Rav 4 September 2018 17: 47
    0
    Let ukrov learn shushpanziri do!
  14. Darth gazgkull
    Darth gazgkull 4 September 2018 20: 53
    +1
    For the world of "Mad Max" will do wassat
  15. DeGreen
    DeGreen 5 September 2018 00: 21
    0
    Remember my word, and soon this will find the hand of Moscow