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  • The Pinzgauer is not a patrol vehicle but a 14-seat troop transport.

    Coffins on wheels

  • It is not ideal, not modern, but it does a much better job than any armoured Land Rover can do, or the stupidly expensive Pinzgauer coffins on wheels which will be introduced in the new year.

    I could not resist this

  • Then, there is the ever-present threat of the RPG, which can destroy an armoured Pinzgauer.

    Are we a nation of mummy's boys?

  • The MoD seeks to reassure us that it will soon be sending 100 Pinzgauer patrol vehicles to Afghanistan, costing £487,000 each.

    What is wrong with these gormless hacks?

  • The first of approximately 170 vehicles ordered should be delivered by February – just ten months after Pinzgauer started work on the variant.

    Another one…

  • But that, in sterling, is £398,631 (at current exchange rates) yet this compares with £437,000 each for lightly armoured Pinzgauer trucks.

    Dying of ignorance

  • And the only thing on the horizon for the troops are lightly armoured Pinzgauer trucks, which provide no mine protection either.

    When is it going to stop?

  • This is about the continuing scandal of the Pinzgauer, named after an Austrian pony and, by one of our forum members, "my little Pinzy".

    My little Pinzy

  • What is particularly disturbing though is that, while the replacement Pinzgauer "Vector" is no better protected than the Land Rover, already the MoD propaganda machine is moving in to tell the troops what a good piece of kit it is.

    Another one…

  • The MoD says it will soon be equipping our troops with Pinzgauer Vectors.

    My little Pinzy


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