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.
||32000kg (MMLC), 32960kg (IMMLC)