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Al Fahd

Armored personnel carrier

Al Fahd APC

The Al Fahd outperforms other armored personnel carriers in terms of cross country performance

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 1 men
Personnel 11 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 16.3 t
Length 7.9 m
Width 2.94 m
Height 1.91 - 2.36 m
Armament
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine Deutz V10 diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 - 12 km/h
Range 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 80%
Side slope 55%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 2 - 2.5 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The Al Fahd wheeled armored personnel carrier was developed by Saudi Arabian company. It is also referred as the Al Faris. It is the first production armored vehicle built in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian National Guard ordered 100 of these armored personnel carriers in 1998.

   This armored personnel carrier has a front-mounted engine. Its hull incorporates single steel sheets reinforced with multi-Kevlar material. The Al Fahd can be equipped with a turret-mounted weapons, up to 40-mm caliber.

   This armored personnel carrier can transport 11 fully equipped troops. Driver is the only crew member, as commander detaches with the troops. Infantry troops enter and leave the vehicle via a large ramp door at the rear of the hull. Firing ports for the troops can be optionally installed.

   The Al Fahd is powered by a Deutz V10 air-cooled diesel engine, developing 400 horsepower. Most unusual thing about this APC is its suspension leveling system. It is designed to provide a good cross country performance. In terms of cross country performance Al Fahd outperforms most of contemporary wheeled armored vehicles. Furthermore such suspension allows vehicle to kneel, thus reducing its external size. Amphibious system is optional, however if it is selected vehicle can ford water obstacles without preparation. It has a maximum amphibious speed on water of 10 - 12 km/h.

   Vehicle comes with an NBC protection and air conditioning as standard. Automatic fire extinguishing system is available as an option.

 

Variants

 

   Al Fahd AF-40-8-1 is a base model APC;

   AF-40-8-2 is an armored reconnaissance vehicle, armed with a turret mounted 105-mm gun. This version is powered by a more powerful diesel engine.

 

 
Al Fahd APC

Al Fahd APC

Al Fahd APC

Al Fahd APC

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