We are delighted to be working with The Royal Engineers and their dive teams. In particular the team from 29 EOD & S Group Support Unit Dive Team, based at Wimbish, who have kindly acquired a new attraction to be placed in the water at the NDAC in the form of an Armoured Warrior Tracked Vehicle.
This new attraction (once sunk) will offer Army divers the chance to carry out more realistic Army diving serials at the National Diving & Activity Centre and will make a new welcome attraction for our civilian divers too.
The Armoured Vehicle will be moved and dropped off by DSG Land, based in Donnington, via a low loader early September.
Prior to delivery the Warrior armoured vehicle has been stripped out and completely decommissioned, with all removable sections removed. Engines and lubricants have also been removed from the hulk in advance of the vehicle being sunk in November 2021.
The plan is to sink the new diving attraction at 9-12 metres.
About the Warrior Armoured Vehicle
The Warrior family of tracked armoured vehicles, developed by Alvis Vickers (now BAE Systems Land Systems), has been proven in action with the British Army in operations in the Middle East during Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and on United Nations duties in Bosnia. Warrior vehicles were also deployed to Afghanistan.
Warrior section vehicles carry a driver, commander, gunner and seven fully equipped soldiers together with supplies and weapons for a 48-hour battlefield day in NBC (nuclear / biological / chemical) conditions.
The Warrior adapts to a range of roles with weapon fits ranging from machine pistols to 90mm guns, mortars and missile systems. The Warrior is in service in the following variants: infantry section vehicles, infantry command, repair vehicles, recovery vehicles, observation post vehicles, artillery command and anti-tank guided weapon carriers.
Height: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Armour: Aluminium and appliqué
Crew: 3 (commander, gunner, driver) + 7 troops
Engine: Perkins V-8 Condor Diesel; 550 hp (410 kW)
In service: 1984–present day
Main armament: 30 mm L21A1 RARDEN cannon