​British Wolfhound Armored Vehicles in the Hands of Ukrainian Airborne Forces: Paratrooper Tells About Real Performance on the Battlefield

Wolfhound armored MRAP vehicle / Illustrative photo credit: UK Ministry of Defense
Wolfhound armored MRAP vehicle / Illustrative photo credit: UK Ministry of Defense

The all-terrain capability of the British vehicles helps the troops to move themselves and supplies around the battleground

In a new video from the Air Assault Forces Command, a driver of the "Wolfhound" heavy-armored truck shares his experience operating this vehicle.

The soldier says the Wolfhound is used for delivery of ammunition, evacuation of personnel, transporting of personal equipment, and reconnaissance. Also, the vehicle's protective capsule keeps the crew and landing force safe from landmines. The "traditionally good quality" of British equipment is also noted.

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"The vehicle is quite effective and armored, there is cumulative armor, good capsule. It has three drivetrains, and performs well on sand, on bog."

Notably, the Wolfhound he operates uses a Browning M2 gun of 12.7mm (.50) caliber as a weapon, instead of the 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun, commonly used on this vehicle, according to the British defense ministry’s website.

"The vehicle can be also used as fire support for the infantry," the driver says, adding that he’s grateful to the Western allies for providing the equipment.

Ukrainian troops appreciate the all-terrain capability of the Wolfhound / Screenshot credit: Air Assault Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

He was one of those troops that traveled to Great Britain for the special courses of operating a range of military vehicles provided by the United Kingdom to Ukraine which includes not only the Wolfhound, but also Mastiff, Husky and CVR(T) Spartan.

All of these were provided to Ukraine by the United Kingdom as part of the military assistance to counter the russian aggression – 120 armored fighting vehicles in total, according to the British Ministry of Defense

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