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Prototype infantry fighting vehicle

Anders IFV

The new Anders IFV was developed as a possible replacement for the ageing Polish IFVs

Country of origin Poland
Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 25 ~ 30 t
Length 6.9 m
Width 3.2 m
Height ~ 2.5 m
Main gun 30 mm
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm
Ammunition load
Main gun ?
Machine guns ?
Engine MTU diesel
Engine power 720 hp
Maximum road speed 72 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 1 m
Trench 2.6 m
Fording ~ 1.5 m


   The Anders infantry fighting vehicle was developed by Bumar group of Poland. It is a member of a new family of tracked armored vehicles. Another member of this family is the Anders light tank, armed with a 120 mm gun. Development began in 2008 and first prototype was revealed in 2010. This military vehicle is named after the general of Polish Army during World War II. This new IFV was designed to replace the out-dated BWP-1 in the Polish Army inventory, which is a Soviet BMP-1, produced under license. It might also replace the cancelled indigenous BWP-2000 design, which did not reached production. Currently Poland is gradually replacing the former Soviet weapon systems with modern designs, however it still lacks modern infantry fighting vehicles. Currently the Anders IFV is only a technology demonstrator. It might be approved for series production after a couple of years. Polish Army expressed interest to acquire a total of 1 000 new armored vehicles, based on this platform. Most of them would be infantry fighting vehicles.

   This new IFV is fitted with Italian OTO Melara Hitfist-30P turret, armed with a 30 mm cannon. There is also a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. The same turret is already used on the Polish Rosomak 8x8 wheeled armored personnel carrier. Also there are versions of the Anders IFV fitted with different turrets.

   The Anders IFV has an all-welded hull and turret. This Polish vehicle has a modular armor. Basic armor provides protection against 7.62 mm rounds. It can be rapidly fitted with add-on armor modules. With add-on armor it provides protection from 25 mm projectiles.

This infantry fighting vehicle can withstand 8 kg anti-tank mine blast. Furthermore the Anders IFV is fitted with an integrated active protection system. This light tank is equipped with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. It also has a laser warning receiver.

   This new infantry fighting vehicle has a crew of three and accommodates 8 additional troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear ramp.

   The Anders IFV is powered by a German MTU turbocharged diesel engine, developing 720 hp. The same engine is used on the Austrian Ulan IFV. Engine is located at the front. Vehicle is not amphibious.

   This infantry fighting vehicle was designed as a member of the whole family of tracked armored vehicles. Other proposed variants include a light tank, engineering vehicle, armored ambulance, command post vehicle, SPAAG, radar carrier, armored recovery vehicle. All of these variants can be mounted on a unified chassis.


Anders IFV

Anders IFV

Anders IFV

Anders IFV

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