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Top Cover on a Snatch Vehicle

Top Gun Top Cover “Top cover” is arguably one of the most important jobs for an infantry soldier in a British Army snatch vehicle. As the name implies he (or she) is perched on top of the vehicle at its highest point gaining the best possible view to scope everything that is going on when on patrol. The vehicle does not carry armaments. Top cover will only carry their own personal infantry weapon. View image |   Snatch The snatch vehicle is based on a Land Rover and offers minimal protection to the occupants particularly from roadside bombs (IEDs). Its origins are to be found in  the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland when it was used to drive into the rioting mob to assist the “snatch…

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