The Husky Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) is one of the newest additions to the British Armed Forces fleet of high mobility vehicles developed for the campaign in Afghanistan.
Based on the American International MXT line of large pickup trucks the Husky is a heavily modified military version of this beast;
The British army has ordered a fleet of 325 vehicles which came into service in 2006.
The Husky features a very high degree of protection against IED's and is used in Afghanistan to supply food, water and other supplies to forward operating bases (FOB's) and other forward units.
The husky is also used for patrols and convoy escort duties. Most are equipped with a gunner positions with an L7A1 general purpose machine gun mounted on the roof.
The Husky has excellent off road maneuverability with a Navistar VT engine. This superb 325 horsepower, 6 Liter Diesel, V8 engine is also used in the Ford F series of super duty trucks. This allows the husky to reach up to 70 Mph given that it weighs 8.5 tons this is pretty impressive!
With a length of 6.4 meters, height of 2.5 meters and a width of 2.4 meters. It may be more at home on the huge roads of North America than the small country roads of England!
Given its excellent cross country mobility however its size it a great asset in operations like Afghanistan, the large cargo area at the rear allows for transporting up to 3,700lbs of gear and supplies.
At a price tag of 600,000 British pounds (~C$1,150,000) per vehicle and a lack of v-shaped hull for protection it is a controversial project for the British Armed Forces. It is however loved by its crews and its armor has saved many lives on operations.
There is even a recovery version of the Husky now in service, see the above BFBS video for more info on its features and role.
Check out the new gear in stock now from DD Hammocks - here at the Central Alberta Military Outlet, Lacombe and Red Deer's leading independent camping and military surplus on-line store!
DD Tarp XL
Need a tarp to cover 2 Hammocks?
Check out this huge DD Hammock 4.5m x 3m rugged tarp. With 16 reinforced side attachment points and 3 centre line attachment point you can make a variety of shelter configurations for large group activities.
DD Whoopie Slings
The DD Hammocks whoopie sling system is a lightweight and compact suspension system for use with all DD Hammocks.
The two 6ft slings are length adjustable and are made of Amsteel, capable of supporting 330lbs at just 2.5mm thickness!
DMM Climbing Karabiners
This set of two DMM climbing Karabiners is the ultimate tool is quickly setting up your DD Hammock.
Rated for climbing at 24kN with the spring loaded gate closed the will easily support whatever you can throw at them!
DD Hammocks Stuff Sacks
This pack of 3 waterproof stuff sacks are capable of holing 7 liters (38cm x 29cm) of clothing, food, and camping equipment.
Keep your rucksack organised and waterproof with DD hammocks!
DD Hammocks Compression Sack
Need to get your hammock and tarp into an even smaller space?
This excellent DD hammock compression sack fits either the frontline or travel hammock and a tarp, giving you yet more space in your rucksack!
That all the new items in this week, but stay tuned to this blog, facebook and twitter for more new items here at the Central Alberta Military Outlet (www.camogroup.ca)
Don't forget if you spend over $200 in store you get free Canadian delivery! plus if you live near Lacombe and red deer you can pick up your items from our store!
Check out our new items in stock this week!
2 x 3 Meter Camouflage Net
Looking for a low cost hide, vehicle cover or just a cool look for your bedroom? We now have a great value 2x3 meter camouflage net now in stock.
Looking for a reliable, low cost & lightweight camping stove? look now further we now have 'trangia' style alcohol burners in stock!
These clever burners are small, portable and compatible with the crusader mk2 cooking system.
Simply light them with a fire steel or lighter and then extinguish it with the lid! Easy!
Gas Canister Adaptor
Have a self sealing type stove like our lightweight gas camping stove? With this this adapter and you can use that stove with the cheaper style bottles!
20 Liter Dry Bag
This winter weather getting your gear soaked? Use this value dry bag to keep all that gear dry!
Only orange currently available but more coming in soon!
Happy new year everyone!
To celebrate the new year and make some room in our warehouse for more good stuff we are having a January clearance sale!
For you military enthusiasts, hunters and outdoors men find a great deal of the ex British army issued Snugpak jacket and trousers. Also we have a great sale on Gortex jackets, trousers and even socks. Visit the January sale category of our online shop to find more great deals!
We also have many great offers for you airsofters get 1Kg of G&G's excellent biodegradable BB's for only $20! More airsoft deals will be coming in the new year and the new season, watch this space!
Visit the sale section of the store today to check out some of the great bargains available from the central Alberta military outlet!
The last day of the winter sale is ending at 23.59 on Monday December 22nd.
Hurry and grab a bargain before it ends!
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Still looking for that last minute present? Have no fear Camogroup.ca is here to help!
We are attending two markets before Christmas in the central Alberta region, we would love to see you so visit and check out a selection of the gear available on this site.
The two markets we will be attending in the next few days are;
Rocky Mountain House - Dec 20th
Location: Lower level of the museum
5406 48 St - Hwy 11
Rocky Mountain House
This Saturday from 10Am to 1Pm come along and have a chat and check out our fantastic gear.
Camrose - Dec 23rd
Location: Duggan Mall, 6601 - 48 Avenue
From 2pm to 6pm come to the evening market and get a last minute present before Christmas!
We've started going to markets this month with stands at the High River market and the Lacombe community markets.
Thanks to everyone who came to see us and check out our gear first hand, it was great to meet everyone and help people pick out some great Christmas presents!
This month has seen the introduction of some great BCB gear into Canada, starting with the excellent Crusader Mk2 cooking system, we were the first people to carry it in Canada! With its much improved cooking vessel and fire tray its is a great improvement over the already awesome Crusader Mk1 System.
We have more gear due in soon from BCB and we will keep you informed about the latest excellent products and offers from the South Wales based suppliers to the British army.
Lots more Snugpak and Turboflame products in this month, from the excellent Sungpak snugnut hat to the Turboflame V-Flame twin flame lighter/torch. Again more products are due in soon so watch this space and our new items category for further updates!
More great gear in the airsoft world too, with our new G&G armaments section you can now get high quality airsoft guns at a great price and free delivery! Stay tuned to our airsoft section for more Airsoft products coming in stock very soon.
It been a busy first 3 months of business here at camogroup.ca but we are going from strength to strength and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support and helpful comments!
Don't forget if there is anything you would like us to source for you in the worlds of military surplus, camping or airsoft we will be more than happy to help! Just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you need!
We had a great time at the high river Christmas market last Saturday, thank you to everyone who came down to see us!
Thanks to the success of that day we are now attending the Lacombe community Christmas market at the Lacombe memorial center on Wednesday December 10th from 2.30Pm to 7.30Pm.
So if you are in the area we would love to see you, come check out a selection of all the items available online!
We will be bringing a large selection of camping gear, military surplus and airsoft items for you to browse though.
Come visit us at the market, we would love to see you and chat all things camping, airsoft and army!
From the beginner to the ultimate airsoft Rambo, G&G has the gear. Shopping for a great present for Christmas? Look no further!
Our first order will be arriving in on Tuesday, so expect to see them available for sale on the site then then.
With our same day dispatch and quick Canada post expedited delivery we can get your new gun to you sharpish!
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