The Pegasus HCV (Heliborne Combat Vehicle) is a light, 6 wheeled IFV, capable of being transported in, and air-dropped from, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
Armed with either a 30mm chain gun and 7.62mm machine gun, or in the Pegasus Brimstone (left) a four-round Quicksilver ATGM launcher, and capable of transporting a full squad of infantry, the Pegasus is a highly versatile fighting vehicle.
Its most distinctive feature, however, is the ability to be carried by the CH-35 Atlas heavy lift helicopter
using the two attachment points on either side of the hull. This enables the Pegasus to be quickly transported across terrain that would normally be impassable, at speeds greater than any land-based combat vehicle.
This capability gives Pegasus mounted troops a blend of the mobility of Aerial Cavalry and the firepower and armoured support of Mechanised Infantry.