We can all agree that a piece of mobility equipment would usually look out of place alongside an army tank.
But HMS Mobility held its own against some of the world’s toughest military hardware this week when it attended a mobility equipment roadshow with its own ‘mini tank’.
The Somerset dealer was invited to attend Allied Mobility’s show at Bovington Tank Museum on Wednesday.
Owner Garry Hellings explained that one of HMS Mobility’s products has always been referred to as being “a bit like a little tank”, and so naturally he decided to take one along to the show.
The off-road Meyra Optimus 2 RS features a substantial base and much larger, more robust tyres, making it one of the closest powerchairs on the market to something like a tank.
Hellings said: “We went the extra mile and got our camouflage paint out and even armoured it up with a sink plunger for added effect – just in case of any trouble.
“We were delighted to be positioned directly under the barrel of a MK12 Chieftain tank at the show. It was well received and added a bit of humour for the visitors.”
The exhibition was Allied Mobility’s first Mobility Day. The company showcased its entire range of wheelchair accessible vehicles alongside various dealer partners displaying scooters, wheelchairs, recliners and daily living aids.