SuperCompact’s unique suspend tow recovery system means that casualties are lifted from the recovery eyes at the front or rear of the vehicle. Lifting at the recovery eyes allows the SuperCompact recovery system to position the casualty vehicle as close as possible to the recovery vehicle’s rear axle.
This approach avoids the use large, heavy lifting booms that hang beneath the recovery vehicle and the casualty. The result is increased mobility of the recovery vehicle whilst towing a casualty, and reduced overall weight of the recovery system.
Combined with the battle proven performance of SuperCompact in use with the British Army, this meant that the suspend tow methodology would allow SuperCompact to lift and tow the 46t G6 Howitzer across challenging dessert terrain as well as prepared roads.