Marshall VE supplies load beds for Wolfhound support vehicle

The Wolfhound tactical support vehicle that has just entered operational service in Afghanistan is fitted with a load bed built by Marshall Vehicle Engineering, part of Cambridge-based Marshall Land Systems.

Utilising a number of military off-the-shelf (MOTS) components, including drop sides and tail boards, Marshall VE delivered the load beds in less than three months following the award of a contract from load-bed designers Ricardo.

Wolfhound can carry both palletised loads or loose stores in high-threat areas, making the vehicle capable of offering support to a range of users in Afghanistan.

It is part of the tactical support vehicle programme that has seen more than 400 armoured support trucks ordered by the UK to accompany patrols and carry essential supplies such as water and ammunition.