cameron said:Just a question, as this vehicle is supposed to replace some of the G-Wagons, will reserve units in the RCAC be equipped with it as well?
Infanteer said:It is not intended to replace G-Wagon. The TAPV is a replacement for the RG-31 and the Coyote.
Colin P said:Will the army, even in the Reserves ever again practice recce the way it did with Ferrets and Jeeps? If so a soft top G-wagon with a semi-armoured bottom would likely be the way to go for the reserves.
cameron said:The quoted text below is on the website of the South Albert Light Horse Association, on their equipment page. As it has been said by some here on Army.ca that the Reserves are not likely to get the TAPV, is this wishful thinking on the part of SALH, have they been misinformed or do they know something?
"The future of reconnaissance is the just announced TAPV programme. This vehicle will eventually make its way to the SALH and will replace the G-Wagon in the future. Although the exact version of the TAPV is not yet confirmed, below is one of the options being examined."
That statement is true today, and it was true when the project started. TAPV was never going to the PRes.RoyalDrew said:Completely false.
MCG said:That statement is true today, and it was true when the project started. TAPV was never going to the PRes.
MilEME09 said:PRes Recce has no use for a TAPV.
dangerboy said:And a lot f people are saying the same thing for the Reg force ;D
blackberet17 said:I've got a copy of a ppt somewhere, when I find, I'll post.
In it, it outlines the TAPV "plan", and what I remember most, as it affects us here on the East Coast, was 27xTAPV are to be centralized at Gagetown, for use by the PRes Armour units in the AO. Similar plan for Valcartier, Pet, and Wainwright, I just don't remember the numbers.
The Armour School and/or the RegF Armour units in Gage/Val/Pet/Wain would have their allocation, for their uses.
Pipe dream indeed, specially if this goes the way of the
CoyoteBison, etc., i.e., originally "purchased" for PRes units, yet used and loved by RegF, so PRes said bye-bye when they were taken away and moved to the Iltis/Buick/LUVW...