Truck Utility Medium (Heavy Duty)

The Pinzgauer 716M Truck Utility Medium (Heavy Duty) – TUM(HD) – performs a variety of roles for Airborne Forces, from carrying stores, acting as command and communications vehicles and gun tractors for the 105mm Light Gun.

Stripped down versions have been used by the Pathfinder Platoon for Recce work, particularly on Operation Herrick IV in Afghanistan in 2006.

It can be carried in a C130 Hercules aircraft and parachuted via a Drop Platform. Alternatively it can be transported around the battlefield by a RAF Chinook helicopter as an under slung load.

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