Romania (282nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade) used this year MLI-84M-ARV to help snowed in civilians (photos) --- January 3013. Last year they did that as well (plus Medevac versions).
However, I have never heard about tanks being used for this. I guess this happened since Hungary uses mostly BTR80 wheeled vehicles.
But why not use the BMP-1 (they're tracked)? Why use T72? Is it the power?
You're right BogT, all BMPs are retired in Hungary. And i guess they simply did not have enough ARVs to mibilize that's why basic T-72s were also out.
Weren't the T72 retired as well in Hungary?
I was thinking that getting the BMP out of retirement for these missions would be better than the T72s. But I guess "the game" is to use what is quickly available.
Tanks aren't all that great for people rescue, not much interior room for transporting anybody. We used M113's and M577's back about 1982 to get stranded people of the roads and supplies to shut-ins around the Colorado Springs area.