Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE).
Developed on the Challenger 2 chassis, it has a winch and a knuckle-arm excavator shovel. It can can be fitted with either a frontal mine plough, for clearing paths through mine fields or a dozer blade for moving earth or building inplacements. It can tow a trailer such as the Python Minefield Breaching System carrying the Python, a rocket-propelled hose similar to the Giant Viper. This allows for a much quicker way of clearing a path for ground forces. The hose, packed with explosive, is launched across a minefield, and detonates after it hits the ground, clearing a 7-metre wide path for 230 metres.
Picture added on 13 January 2011 at 07:51