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Patria AMV 8 × 8

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Patria AMV 8 × 8 armored multipurpose wheeled vehicle produced by the Finnish company Patria Land & Armament Oy, with the cooperation of the manufacturing and other companies to help complete the transfer of technology are applied newest methods and technologies. The design allows the vehicle to use the maximum payload capacity, and the simultaneous integration of armor protection, mounting heavy weapons and without jeopardizing or compromising mobility Patria AMV armored vehicles. The basic advantage of Patria AMV 8 × 8 is its modular design, its installation of wide range of equipment for various missions on the main base vehicle.

Prototype armored vehicle Patria AMV 8 × 8’s in 2001. year, and only two years later, the first test specimens were supplied for the Finnish Defence Forces, after having successfully completed testing, began mass production in 2004.year. There have been quite a few different versions of APCs and BOV’s (infantry fighting vehicle), as well as versions of communications vehicles, ambulances, and Patria armored vehicles for fire support from mortars and large-caliber artillery systems. Patria AMV has protection from infantry and antitank mines containing up to 10 kilograms of TNT explosives.

Basic characteristics of armored vehicle Patria AMV 8 × 8

Patria AMV 8 × 8 harder to between 16 and 24 tons, depending on the version, while the version of the Patria AMV 6 × 6 weighs about 12 tons. Patria AMV 8 × 8 can carry a total of 10 tons, and the total free space, and the volume of the same amount to about 13 m 3. Patria AMV Version 6 × 6 has similar equipment as the version 8 × 8, but showed weaker spoobnosti field.

Mobility armored vehicle Patria AMV 8 × 8

Patria AMV 8 × 8 has a diesel engine Scania DI 12 that can develop 490 hp (360 kW) with maximum torque of 1974 Nm. Power is transferred to all 8 wheels. AMV is constructed so that the EU can install it and some other other diesel engine manufacturers maximum power 550 hp and maximum torque 2090 Nm.

Power is transmitted through an automatic transmission ZF Ecomat 7HP902 which has 7 degrees transfer to move forward and one to move back. Dimensions are 14:00 R20 tires. Tires are equipped with “run-flat” a device by which the vehicle can continue to run even though the tire is affected. Along with “run-flat” device provides good terrain features a central tire inflation system (CTIS), which can increase or decrease the pressure in each tire, depending on the terrain. Strut independent, hydro-pneumatic and allows changing range vehicle surfaces. Top speed Patria AMV armored vehicles is over 100 km / h and a range on a single tank of fuel is about 800 km. Patria AMV can overcome the rise front rise of 60% and lateral tilt of 30%.

AMV can ride to cross water obstacles 1.5 meters deep and has an amphibious capability. At the rear of the vehicle were set two propellers. To navigate AMV could be lighter than 18 tonnes. Cruising speed of 8-10 km / h.

Armor armored vehicle Patria AMV 8 × 8

Protecting the Patria AMV vehicle is in the form of welded steel plates that make up the bulk of the armor. Patria AMV is based on this proof pedestrians armament 7.62 mm on any part of the vehicle. There are easy ways to upgrade the armor with better armor for better protection against mines. Basic protection AMV by the armor composed of welded steel plates. Patria AMV 8 × 8 can withstand a mine blast filling up to 10 kg of TNT explosives ..

Armament

Patria AMV can be armed with various weapons. Polish armed Rosomak LDCs is 30 mm cannon and machine gun 7.62 m One of perhaps the most effective weapon is the one with the AMOS mortar system. The system consists of two cannon caliber 120 mm can not fire simultaneously. The maximum rate of fire of 26 rounds per minute. The same systems are used on ships and other armored vozilima.Patria NEMO is armed turret mounting a 120 mm that weighs only 1550 kg. It is made to dispatch, to lighter armored vehicles.

At Patria AMV can be installed remotely operated and the Norwegian company Kongsberg armed cells. Machine gun turret and are remotely operated. Gunner who operated inside the vehicle in front of you has a joystick and a monitor.Such weapons proved very effective in urban areas and the urban battlefield, because none of the crew is not exposed to enemy fire. On other vehicles, on which the machine gun was mounted only, one of the crew was supposed to come out in order to manage the machine gun. In this way, in urban areas were large casualties. Armed cells were first tested by American soldiers in Iraq Stryker armored vehicles, which proved to be a good solution in urban combat and weapons such as the type of vehicle. The same armed cells can also be set to other vehicles such as the Piranha III or Boxer. At the armory station can be mounted machineguns from 5.56-to 12.7 mm, and the anti-tank rocket launchers, 40 mm grenade launcher or a different tube for firing signal and smoke grenades.

Typical basic configuration vehicles:
APC-Q12, 7, armored infantry fighting vehicle with a 12.7 mm machine gun
APC-Q30, an armored infantry fighting vehicle with 30 mm automatic cannon
APC-PA, commanding an armored infantry vehicle
APC-San, an armored ambulance
Log-APC, an armored recovery vehicle and repairs
APC-POB, a vehicle for anti-tank missiles

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