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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:18 PM UTC
MENG announced a stowage set for their upcoming Warrior TES(H).
Infantry fighting vehicles are used to carry infantry into battle. They can accommodate both infantry and weapons and ammunition inside. However, soldiers often try to take as many supplies as possible with them. Thatís why we can see various packs hung outside military vehicles. Those packs are also nice details for models.

This MENG SPS-073 British FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV Stowage and Accessories Set is a resin product including three British PLCE 120L individual tactical rucksacks with side pouches, three tactical hydration packs of different sizes, jerry cans and a canvas roll. All these parts designed by digital sculpting feature outstanding details and realistic textures. This kit is a excellent addition to improve your British vehicle models, especially the FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV.
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Where else could they carry all the gear for the crew and infantry?[/quote] Iíd of thought it would be unlikely to carry gear at all, given the nature of conflicts today, stowage in a vehicle, and the logistical support of troops in the field. Itís not as if infantry are in the field for weeks at a time, in enemy territory, without support.
APR 19, 2020 - 07:32 AM
True enough, but talk to any tanker and he'll quickly tell you that there simply is not enough room in there for them, depending on load, much less their gear. As such it all ends up outside, preferably in some form of locker, otherwise a canvas cover of some sorts for weatherproofing. It might get shot-up but hey them's the breaks. Better than tripping over it or it getting in the way as you scramble to load, etc. Besides, all soldiers "collect" stuff in the field and tankers are rather pleased with the fact that they can lug-out more than foot sloggers can which is why they end up with the coolest loot. Our local military museum has virtually its entire collection based around what the tankers hauled out on the engine decks of their tanks. That was, admittedly, WW2 but I bet that things haven't changed much and logistics only keeps pace in an ideal world. Notice how seldom that happens on the civilian side of the fence these days; not much better on the military side. Just a more interesting "ride".
APR 19, 2020 - 01:15 PM
Where else could they carry all the gear for the crew and infantry?[/quote] Iíd of thought it would be unlikely to carry gear at all, given the nature of conflicts today, stowage in a vehicle, and the logistical support of troops in the field. Itís not as if infantry are in the field for weeks at a time, in enemy territory, without support. [/quote] It depends on the situation. Here is a Pic of a Brad where the soldiers have been living in their vehicle a long time. LINK Even in peacetime maneuvers crews have to have some gear with them.
APR 20, 2020 - 10:59 AM
My point exactly; where else would something as necessary and bulky as a camelback or box of MREs go except in a bin/box/bag outside on the deck? I still can't see it being strapped to the outside of the slats, though as it would be too easily in harm's way even on maneuvers so where do they put it on this AFV? Any ideas out there? I'm leaning to the inside of the slats or the top rear deck, but I'd like to hear from anyone with photos or actual infield experience.
APR 21, 2020 - 04:16 AM
It depends on the situation. This is a Warrior from the invasion of Iraq that a buddy of mine was the TC of. All their gear was carried outside since they had a full compliment of troops and limited space. Granted, like the above Bradley (which was also from the invasion of Iraq; 3ID) they were living out of their vehicle for an extended period of time.
APR 21, 2020 - 04:23 AM
There may be a mistake, at Hobbyeasy, the stowage & accessories is 27.06$US, and the kit is 37.24. I think I will stick with my Academy set with AA slat for an early Gulf War Warrior, along with the Star decals to go with that (and all the other junk I've collected along the way).
APR 22, 2020 - 06:44 AM
Warriors in Afghanistan (Op Herrick) should be operating from bases and would have much less stowage than Op Telic invasion. https://twitter.com/staffsregiment/status/999732071923900416/photo/1
APR 22, 2020 - 09:54 AM
I'd suggest given the differences in the caps on the camelbaks then they are supposed to represent the 2 or 3 litre versions and not the Squadbak. The bergens shown are the British Army 120l versions. I managed to find a video where someone fits a 3l camelbak to a 120l bergen. The camelbak is about the size of the side pockets of the bergen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYq5_U1C1RA
APR 22, 2020 - 11:34 PM
My thoughts exactly about the water reservoirs! Those would have to be carried by a tactical donkey when they're filled.
APR 23, 2020 - 09:14 AM
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