155 Terrier Armoured Tractor


Terrier Armoured all purpose tractor


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from military today: The Terrier combat engineer vehicle was developed by BAE Systems to meet a requirement of the UK MoD. Development contract was awarded in 2002. The Terrier was a replacement for the FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor, which entered service with the British Army back in 1976. A prototype of the Terrier was revealed in 2005. Deliveries of this machine to the Royal Engineers began in 2013. The British Army requirement was for 60 of these engineer vehicles.

The Terrier is a general support engineer vehicle, intended for battlefield preparation in the indirect fire zone. Its typical tasks are route clearance, digging of anti-tank ditches, digging defensive positions for troops or armoured vehicles. It also has a mine clearing capability. For these missions this combat engineer vehicle is fitted with a front-mounted high-capacity bucket. It is used to clear obstacles, dig pits and grip large items. There is also a side mounted excavator arm, that can lift up to 3 tonnes at maximum reach.

It can also tow a trailer carrying fascines, trackway, or Python minefield breaching system. Vehicle can be also fitted with a mine plough for clearing pathways through minefields.

The Terrier has more effective armour and mine protection, than the previous FV180 CET. Hull of the Terrier is of welded steel construction. Crew compartment is lined with spall liners. Vehicle provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. If required additional armor can be fitted. Vehicle has a double hull floor, which provides protection for the crew against landmines and improvised explosive devices.

The Terrier has a crew of two, including commander and driver. However in dangerous environments this engineer vehicle can be operated using remote control from up to 1 km away.

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