Sunday, August 21, 2011


Trojan known as the swiss army knife leads the convoy in Helmand, Afghanistan, part of Op Moshtarak. Trojan is a modern and capable Armoured Engineer Vehicle and crewed by three Armoured Engineers. The Royal Engineers have fired their latest weapon in their battle against the Taliban for the first time – an exploding hose which punches safe passage through suspected IED belts. The Python rocket is a trailer-mounted, rocket-propelled mine-clearing system pulled behind the Trojan armoured engineer tank. The Python system fires a snake of high explosives. The detonation, across a suspected IED field in a dry river bed – wadi – north of Patrol Base Wahid, shook the ground either side of the detonation, and created a huge cloud several hundred metres high. (Photo: BAE Systems Plc)

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