We don't. It was displayed during Defendory 2006 Expo in Piraeus. It is a candidate for the wheeled ICV program of the Hellenic Army. Personally, I think it would be better to concentrate on tracked vehicles which have better overall mobility and protection.
Manoeuvering a big 8x8 without skid steering in narrow roads is much harder than a tracked vehicle with controlled differential steering, qv the Stryker fiasco in Iraq. 4x4s I can understand, but anything bigger is a liability.
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I think that's quite obvious. Wheeled armored vehicles may look good in parades and low intensity ops, but they are seriously handicapped by the fact that for a given protection level and carrying capacity they inevitably end up bulkier and heavier than equivalent tracked vehicles. Plus they are inferior in TACTICAL mobility because of greater ground pressure. Let's hope that the Army will resist the "wheeled AFV fashion". BTW, isn't this a Colombian M113A1 that you posted?
I deliberately left out painting the wheels Doing the white rings on MS Paint was too much of a chore, given the photo angle, shadows and stuff... Would make a nice convoy escort, though, not to mention its immeasurable value in heavy traffic, scaring the Bejesus out of other drivers
PS Didn't you hear that medication is bad for the health? I don't particularly fancy taking Prozac or Zanax... I prefer coffee.
 But, since you mentioned it, I made it more "complete" when I got a few minutes of free time here at the office. Funny 290, pt2
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