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Armed Forces: Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many motorised vehicles of each type are in service in each branch of the armed forces; and where each motorised vehicle is based.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 25 June 2012

The Ministry of Defence owns a wide variety of vehicles which are based at a number of locations across the UK, overseas and on operations. The following table provides the number of in-service armoured, logistics and engineering vehicles, grouped by role and category, held by the Department:

Role Total number in service
Armoured  
AS90 89
Challenger 2 227
CRARRV 75
CVR(T) 654
FV430 (Mk 2 and Bulldog) 895
Titan 33
Trojan 33
Warrior 781
Mastiff 359
Panther 401
Ridgback 168
Snatch (all variants) 485
Vector 160
Viking 158
Wolfhound 125
Husky 327
   
Engineering  
Armoured Engineering 66 + 101 Protected Plant
Bridging 177
Bulldozer 35
Dumper Truck 181
Excavator 64
Forklift 457
Route Engineer Plant 274
Beach T/WAY Dispenser 26
   
Logistics  
Bulk Fuel 705
Cargo 9,288
Container Handler 64
Crane 98
Equipment Transporter 157
Forklift 1531
Medical 905
Recovery 352
Bulk Water Trailers 57
Airfield Support 631
Fire Vehicles 215

Information regarding the branch of the armed forces, and the locations where the vehicles are based, as well as information about other categories of motor vehicles, is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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