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Kto Ryś

KTO Ryś
Place of origin Poland
Service history
Used by Poland
Specifications
Weight 16,500 kg (36,400 lb)
Length 7.43 m (24.4 ft)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
Crew 3 + passengers

Engine Iveco Diesel
259 kW (347 hp)
Power/weight 15.6 kW/t (21.2 PS/t) (max weight)
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
Ground clearance 0.4 m (1 ft 4 in)
Operational
range
800 km (500 mi)
Speed over 100 km/h (60 mph) on land
up to 10 km/h (6 mph) in water

The KTO Ryś (KTO for Kołowy Transporter Opancerzony - lit. Wheeled Armored Vehicle; Ryś is Polish for Lynx) is 8x8 multi-role military vehicle produced by WZM S.A. (Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne Spółka Akcyjna - lit. Military Motorization Works Joint Stock Company ), former WZM no. 5. The vehicle is a deep development of OT-64 SKOT.

Variants

KTO Ryś-Med

Armored ambulance vehicle with crew of 3, capable to transport maximum of 4 injured in stretched position. This variant was adopted by Polish land Forces and fielded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

KTO Azalia

(Azalia is Polish for Azalea) - artillery command vehicle designed for Krab howitzers units.

ZSRZ Kaktus

Kaktus

(ZSRZ for Zautomatyzowany System Rozpoznawczo-zakłócający - lit. Automatic Reconnaissance-Jamming System; Kaktus is Polish for Cactus) - electronic warfare system based on KTO Ryś.

KTRI Tuja

(KTRI for Kołowy Transporter Rozpoznania Inżynieryjnego - lit. Wheeled Engineering Reconnaissance Vehicle; Tuja is Polish for Thuja) - wheeled engineering vehicle.

KTO Irbis

Irbis is a 6x6 variant of Ryś armored personnel carrier.

Other

At early stages of development Ryś was presented in many variants like APCs and IFV with Reihmal E8 or Rafael RCWS-127 turrets, M98 mortar carrier and other. All those vehicles were based on early first generation of Ryś vehicles, much closer to original OT-64 SKOT, none of those vehicles were adopted, and the manufacturer no longer offers them.

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