Most, most amusing:
The MoD has admitted that FRES will have to meet rules that cut emissions from cars, vans and lorries.
That is, that the new generation of tanks and armoured vehicles will have to have fuel sipping engines. Perhaps we\’ll stick a Polo engine (90 odd grammes CO2 per km) into a 40 tonne tank? That\’ll help it get around the battlefield, won\’t it?
Compare that with the American M1 Abrams (which a buddy used to drive in the National Guard). 4 gallons a mile he told me.
Could I just point out that insisting on environmentally sound engines for tanks is simply fucking insane?