Military truck recovered from a March boatyard

The OT-64 being recovered

The OT-64 being recovered - Credit: Archant

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 s

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. - Credit: Archant

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.

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

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