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Pandur 6X6 APC

Pandur 6X6 APC

Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Austria
Production history
Manufacturer Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Specifications
Weight 13.5 tonnes
Length 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 3in)
Height 1.82 m (6 ft)
Crew 2 + 8 passengers

Armor protection against 12,7 mm rounds in the 30° frontal arc and against 7,62 mm rounds everywhere else
Main
armament
12.7 mm MG (other options available)
Engine Steyr 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel
194 kW (260 bhp) at 2400 rpm
Operational
range
700 km (435 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Pandur is an APC developed and produced by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (SSF). It was developed during the 1980s as a private venture, based on the Pegaso BMR-600 design.[1] In 2003, General Dynamics took over Steyr-Daimler-Puch and is now part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems (ELCS), which is also the parent company of MOWAG and Santa Bárbara Sistemas.

Armament

The baseline vehicle is armed with a 12.7 mm (.50 cal) heavy machine gun. Its modular design allows it to be fitted with a variety of weapon systems, including a 20 mm autocannon and an armored two-man 90 mm gun turret.

Variants

  • Pandur I
    • Model A - extended centre roof
    • Model B - flat roof
      • Amphibious vehicle - greater buoyancy and is propelled in the water by two water jets
      • Mortar carrier
      • Reconnaissance Fire Support Vehicle
  • Pandur II

The Pandur I is no longer in production and has been replaced by the improved Pandur II, which is available in 6x6 and 8x8 versions.

Operators

  •  Austria - Introduced to the Austrian Army in 1996 (71 vehicles)
  •  Belgium - Belgian Army (60, built in Belgium)
  •  Kuwait - Kuwait National Guard (70 in 6 versions, produced by AV Technology),
  •  Slovenia - Slovenian Army (85, produced under license, locally known as Valuk)
  •  USASOC)

Related designs

Notes

External links

  • Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug GmbH
  • Army-technology.com
  • Images of Pandur in service with the Austrian Army
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