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Bionix 40/50

Armored personnel carrier

Bionix 40/50 APC

The Bionix 40/50 APC is proposed as a possible replacement for the ageing M113

Entered service 1997
Crew 2 men
Personnel 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 21.5 t
Length 5.9 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.6 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm, 1 x 7.62-mm
Grenade launchers 1 x 40-mm
Engine Detroit Diesel 6V92TA diesel
Engine power 475 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2 m
Fording 1 m


   The Bionix 40/50 armored personnel carrier is based on Bionix 25 IFV. The first production vehicles were completed and entered service with Singapore Army in 1997. The Bionix 40/50 was designed for Singapore domestic needs, but it is also proposed as a possible replacement for the ageing M113 APCs in many markets.

   The new APC is armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun and a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher mounted in a one-man turret. The CIS 40 automatic grenade launcher has 32 belt fed and ready to use rounds.

   Armor of this vehicle provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.

  This APC has a crew of two and can carry 9 fully-equipped soldiers. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via rear ramp. Also there are roof hatches for emergency exit.

   The Bionix 40/50 is powered by the US-made turbo-charged diesel engine, developing 475 hp. However this unit has an uprating potential up to 550 hp. This APC has good cross-country mobility and can keep up with main battle tanks. Vehicle is not amphibious, unless a specially developed kit is used.

   The Bionix APC is built on a modular system and can be adapted to suit many roles by using various weapon stations, and configured for recovery, command and support roles.


Bionix 40/50 APC

Bionix 40/50 APC

Bionix 40/50 APC

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