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8 octobre 2014 3 08 /10 /octobre /2014 07:35
Gunners hitch a ride in New Zealand


7 oct. 2014 New Zealand Defence Forces

 

Members of the Royal New Zealand Artillery called in support from NH90 helicopters during Exercise Ben Cat. 161 battery usually move their howitzer guns into place using trucks, but the powerful NH90 gives them wider access to difficult terrain and gets them into the battle far quicker.

Prior to the NH90, the Iroquois’ were used for moving the guns, but this was a significantly longer process as each gun had to be dismantled and transported in a few pieces due to their weight.

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