British armored Husky 4×4 TSVs, V8 engine, arrived in Ukraine
KYIV ($1=29.76 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Husky tactical support vehicles [TSV] promised by Britain to help Ukraine‘s armed forces have begun arriving on Ukrainian soil. Various field sources as well as videos shared on social media confirm the information. Most likely, the trained Ukrainian soldiers from the British military instructors arrived with them [the vehicles].
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Husky TSV is an all-terrain armored vehicle that can assist infantry, marines, and special forces. Depending on its configuration, it can transport between four and eight people. Husky TSV can be armed with a 12.7mm machine gun as well as a remote-controlled weapon system.
There is no information on the exact engine of the British TSVs donated to Ukraine. It is assumed that this is the standard version with the use of the V8 diesel engine Navistar VT 365, which has an integrated TorqShift 5-speed automatic transmission and provides 325 hp [242 kW] at 3300 rpm. However, some British Husky TSVs are equipped with a MaxxForce D6.0L V8 engine also manufactured by Navistar VT but provide slightly more horsepower – 340hp [254kW] and can be driven at a top speed of 70 km / h.
Husky TSV is a 4×4 armored truck / MRAP American production. They were developed especially for the British Army and were first presented to the world in 2006 when their production actually began. The main technical specifications of the vehicle are length 230″-270″, width 96″, height 93″ [operational] or 91″ [transport]. Husky has variable level armor kits. Its ground clearance is 12″ and the operational range is about 400 miles.
The Husky TSV delivered to Ukraine is part of the promised package from London, which also includes the Mastiff and Wolfhound armored vehicles. According to various sources, the UK has a total of 351 Husky vehicles in service delivered twice in the last 15 years.
Husky TSV is not a game-changing weapon. These vehicles are designed primarily for patrols that carry out their inspection in low-risk areas. However, it is quite possible that, based on the practice of Ukrainian troops in the war with Russia, Husky TSV will receive additional integrated weapons, such as ATGM.
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