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scout car

[′skau̇t ‚kär]
(ordnance)
Lightly armed and armored reconnaissance vehicle, either wheel or half-track, without turrets, adapted for high-speed operation on hard roads and for cross-country missions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The reconnaissance vehicle may well be entering a new age but the variety of platforms, from lightly armoured scout car to sophisticated network-centric warfare node, must not be allowed to overshadow the fact that their prime function is to acquire information for the battlefield commander.
Among the films to be added to the site are newsreels of the 1961 and 1965 New York auto shows, motor racing on the streets of Moscow during the Cold War, an evaluation of the Daimler Scout car during the Second World War and the Monte Carlo Rally of 1960.
The BAE subsidiary will supply some 326 self-defence weapon stations for the FCLV, a new vehicle which will enable the British Army to carry out general command, liaison and reconnaissance tasks originally performed by the Ferret Scout Car.
Records obtained with the help of a US spy satellite show that the phones were used in a scout car in front of the vehicle carrying the 500lb bomb - and to contact the men who give a misleading warning about the device that made the loss of life so much worse.
When cops swooped on a hijacked van and scout car in east Belfast they detained David Adams, cousin of Sinn Fein President Gerry, Robert Crawford, then of Rockville Street and Paul Stitt, whose address was given as Templar House.
Scouts, venture scouts and cubs from the 11th Huddersfield (Holy Trinity) group raced against teams from 14 groups in a scout car competition at Stourbridge, West Midlands.
In the back of the deuce and a half was a Ferret scout car with a weight of about five tons.
From the first three angles it appeared that little interference had taken place but from the scout car behind the runners it was obvious that Algymo, who was closing in on the leader, was almost knocked over as Blue Endeavour jinked badly to the left near the line.
Three young boys were also spotted in the back of the second car which may have been a scout car with the children as passengers to help the terrorists bluff their way past any security checkpoints.