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Terrier

Armored engineer vehicle

Terrier

The Terrier is a general support combat engineer vehicle, intended for battlefield preparation

 
 
Country of origin United Kingdom
Entered service 2013
Crew 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 30 t
Length 6 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C18 diesel
Engine power 700 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   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 armored 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 armor 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 added. Vehicle has a double floor, which provides protection against landmines.

   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.

   The only defensive armament carried by the Terrier is a roof-mounted 7.62 mm machine gun. However a remotely controlled weapon station can be fitted.

   The Terrier is powered by Caterpillar C18 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 700 hp. This vehicle is faster and more mobile than the previous FV180 CET. Roadwheels of the Terrier are based on the CV90 technology. This combat engineer vehicle is capable of keeping pace with the Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior infantry fighting vehicles. The Terrier can be airlifted by Boeing C-17 Globemaster III or Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.

 

 

 

 
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