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amphibious Equipment

Viking Armoured Vehicles provide protected battlefield mobility for the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade. Designed for amphibious operations they have the ability to 'swim' when required, either to land troops ashore, or to cross obstacles like rivers and lakes.

The Viking has the ability to move rapidly across the majority of terrain to outmanoeuvre the enemy.

Although the primary role of the Viking is in protected mobility for the Royal Marines, it is also often used in battlefield reconnaissance, fire support and as a command platform.

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  • Viking Armoured Personnel Vehicle

    Viking Armoured Personnel Vehicle APV

    The amphibious Vikings are armoured, all-terrain vehicles capable of operating anywhere in the world in temperatures from -46C to +49C, and were selected for their ability to be deployed rapidly in jungle, desert or arctic conditions quickly. The Viking consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism. They can be lifted by Chinook helicopters, driven into a C130 Hercules aircraft or carried on a landing craft. They can be split into 2 sections in just 20 minutes to be carried by the merlin helicopter.

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operations Cold Weather Training

Cold Weather Training is a multinational exercise led by the Norwegian Armed Forces.  

It is vital that the Royal Navy maintains its amphibious capability in a cold weather environment. 

This training brings together the Royal Marines, assault ships and other Fleet assets, and the helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm.

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Fact

Vikings can be split into 2 sections in just 20 minutes

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