“There’s a small Royal Netherlands Marine Corps detachment over there [in Chad] which does recce ops for the Irish battalion,” my friend Hans de Vriej, a reporter for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, writes in:
They brought their own “Viking,” a.k.a. the “Armoured All Terrain Vehicle Protected BsV10.” Pic attached. Made in Sweden.
They made an interesting claim before departing: they predict that when the rainy season is at full swing, their Vikings will be the ONLY vehicles able to move — they are fully amphibious and can “swim” (albeit at 5 km/hr as opposed to 80 km/h on a road).
Maybe you could organize an international “vehicles-thru-the-mud contest” over there;-)
(Photo: via Hans)