EU Referendum: Cougar Destroyed – But Not Its CrewAug 29, 2007 17:47 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Sometimes, a picture really is worth 1,000 words. The crew of this Cougar 6×6 MRAP CAT-II vehicle escaped with only minor injuries and no one was killed, even though the IED land mine blast ripped out the engine and hurled it over 100 yards away. EU Referendum has more pictures from their reader on the scene, along with some criticism of Britain’s MoD, in their post ‘Imagine this was a “Snatch”‘ [Land Rover]. Or a WMIK Land Rover variant, which DID has covered. Or, for that matter, a Hummer.
Britain is buying a Cougar variant of its own called the Mastiff, and is also upgrading and buying additional FV430 “Bulldog” tracked armored personnel carriers for its forces.