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Demountable rack offload & pickup

Demountable Rack Offload and Pickup System (DROPS) vehicles form the logistic backbone of the British Army.

There are two types of vehicle - the Leyland Medium Mobility Load Carrier (MMLC) and the Foden Improved Medium Mobility Load Carrier (IMMLC). DROPS has the ability to tow a long-wheelbase trailer which allows it to carry two loads using one driver.

Both trucks are 8 x 6 load carriers with a 15-tonne flatrack payload, allowing the rapid loading and unloading of flatracks or containers.

IMMLC is used primarily as an ammunition carrier in support of AS90 155mm self-propelled guns. MMLC operates solo, or towing a skeleton trailer.

It is anticipated that the operational DROPS vehicles will be replaced by the Enhanced Pallet Load System (EPLS) which will be based on the 15-tonne SV variant.
Weight (kerb): 14040kg
Weight (laden): 32000kg (MMLC), 32960kg (IMMLC)
Length 9.11m
Height 3.18m
Widh 2.5m
Load capacity 15 tonnes
Range 300 miles
Crew 2
Manufacturer Leyland; Foden