Military truck recovered from a March boatyard

PUBLISHED: 10:29 07 November 2016

The OT-64 being recovered

The OT-64 being recovered

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A 13-tonne military vehicle which developed a leak and sank at Fox’s Boatyard in March last Monday was recovered two days later.

The OT-64 is an Ex-soviet (Czech/Polish) amphibious troop carrier owned by a March busienssman. It sank in March and had to be refloated.The OT-64 is an Ex-soviet (Czech/Polish) amphibious troop carrier owned by a March busienssman. It sank in March and had to be refloated.

The OT64, an amphibious vehicle made in Czechoslovakia and Poland in the 1960s, was being given a test run by its owner, businessman Richard Moore.

Mr Moore, who operates a specialist firm in March trading from Eastern and Central Europe and exporting to other Western European countries, said: “We were testing the unit on Friday (October 28) when it started taking on water, and got stuck on a mud bank.

“We hired some inflatable bags, and recovered the vehicle on Wednesday (November 2).”

The 8x8 troop carrier is one of a collection of vehicles that passes through Mr Moore’s ownership as part of his business, Russian Military, which – according to his website – is the country’s leading importer of Russian and Eastern European military trucks, tanks, jeeps, planes, boats and related parts.

Many of his vehicles are exported to collectors worldwide with staff handling the necessary documentation.


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