M88A2 HERCULES


Australian Army M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle


by Ben O'Dowd


Introduction

During mid 2011 the Military Exercise 'Talisman Sabre 2011' was conducted over large tracts of Australia, but mainly in Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton in Queensland. As part of the Ex an open day was conducted in Rockhampton to show the locals some of the hardware that was being used in 'the Bay'. This M88A2 Hercules as shown in the images was introduced into the ADF to enable the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) to recover the M1 Abrams tanks that were bought at the same time and other vehicles as required.



The images

 

 

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