Saturday, 16 May 2009

Toyota Prius on the frontline

Toyota pickups have long been the transport of choice for the Taliban. Now in a bid to beat them away from the lights, the British Army has just taken delivery of 50 Toyota Prius.

Forming part of the Army’s so-called white fleet, the new cars are on their way to join 19 Light Brigade in Helmand. Sgt Tim Nichols said: "The lads can't wait to get behind the wheel of these ATVs and show the Taliban some real driving".

The 50 Toyotas will also meet the Government's emissions targets for whole of Op HERRICK for 2009.

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