British Mastiff 2 armored patrol vehicle for Ukraine? IG News

Irshadgul News report,

A Mastiff 2 armored vehicle moves forward on the Leconfield test track in North Yorkshire. The Mastiff is a heavily armoured, 6 x six-wheel-drive patrol vehicle carrying eight people and two crew. It is currently in its third avatar. It is suitable for road patrol and convoy and is the newest in the class of protected patrol vehicles used for operations. With a maximum speed of 90 kilometers per hour, the Mastiff is equipped with the latest weapon systems, including a 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. These wheeled patrol vehicles have a less intimidating profile than tracked vehicles and give commanders in Afghanistan more options to deal with the threats they face.

by Russell Bruce


Leaving Edinburgh this evening we saw a number of Mastiff 2 Protected Patrol Armored Patrol Vehicles leaving the bypass and heading towards Radford Barracks. These were used in Afghanistan and it is understood that they have since been taken out of service and are not currently required by the British Army. Unlike the picture above (OGL Open Government Licence) the ones we saw coming from the Edinburgh bypass had no identification or number plates. Perhaps they were simply being moved but it is not unreasonable to assume that they may well have been intended for Ukraine.

Eventually the British Army had 300 Mastiff 2 heavily armored 6×6 wheel drive vehicles. It is suitable for road patrol and convoy. It is one of the most heavily armored vehicles of the British Army. There are two versions of the Mastiff 2, as a troop carrier or an ambulance with a capacity of 6 people and a crew of 2 people.

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