By Carl Schulze
This publication grants an overview on all Commercial Pattern Low Mobility, Medium Mobility and variants describing their technology, history and active service.
The Commercial Pattern Low Mobility; Commercial Pattern Improved Low Mobility; Medium Mobility; and Improved Medium Mobility truck ranges were designed by Foden to meet British Army requirements for road-going cargo, fuel and tipper trucks, off-road-capable tractors, limbers and recovery vehicles, and an off-road variant of the Demountable Rack Offload and Pickup System (DROPS). The in-service lives of vehicles began during the last two decades of the Cold War. They then soldiered on during the post-Cold War decade, seeing service with multinational missions such as in the Balkans. In the case of some vehicle types, they even continued into the new millennium and were employed in counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.