The British Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers is designed to open routes through complex battlefield obstacles and clear a path through minefields. Its built on a Challenger 2 tank chassis.
The British Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers – Vehicle Equipment
It is equipped with it has a winch and a knuckle-arm excavator shovel. It can can be fitted with either a frontal mine plough, for clearing paths through mine fields or a dozer blade for moving earth or building inplacements, It can also carry fascines to drop into ditches and can tow a trailer such as the Python Minefield Breaching System.
Manufactured in the UK by BAE, the vehicle was deployed during Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan during Feburary 2010 in counter Taliban operations. The British Army has 33 of these vehicles and are operated by The Corp Royal Engineers since 2008.
The Trojan was deployed during Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan during Feburary 2010 in counter Taliban operations.
The British Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers – Spec’s
Armour – Chobham Mk2 AKA “Dorchester”
Tools of the trade – Python Minefield Breaching System, Full-Width Mine Plough
Primary armament – 7.62 mm L94A1 (remote controlled)
Engine – Perkins CV-12 Diesel 1200hp
Power/weight ratio – 19.2 hp/ton
Transmission – David Brown TN54 epicyclic transmission (6 fwd, 2 rev.)
Suspension – Hydropneumatic
Operational range – 450 km (280 miles)
Speed (governed) – 59 km/h (37 mph)
Weight – 62.5 tonnes
Length – 8.3m
Width – 3.5m
Height – 2.5m
Crew – 3 (commander, operator, driver)