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Bv 206S

Armored all-terrain tracked carrier

Bv 206S APC

The Bv 206S armored personnel carrier has good mobility through difficult terrain

 
 
Entered service Early 2000s
Crew 1 men
Personnel 11 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 5.5 t
Length 6.9 m
Width 2 m
Height 2 / 2.1 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Steyr M16 diesel
Engine power 175 hp
Maximum road speed 52 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 4.7 km/h
Range 300 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1.5 m
Fording 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) Amphibious

 

   The Bv 206S articulated all-terrain tracked carrier is an armored variant of the Bv 206. The Bv 206S is in service with Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and some other countries.

   The Bv 206S was designed to operate in arctic, desert of jungle conditions. Vehicle's articulated arrangement gives it a number of advantages. It has good mobility over difficult terrain including swamp, mud and snow.

   The Bv 206S tracked carrier has a modified rear cab comparing with the Bv 206 and armor plating on all its bodywork. Vehicle provides protection from small arms fire and artillery shrapnel. Vehicle can be fitted with an NBC and automatic fire suppression systems.

   This armored personnel carrier is fitted with a ring mount for a sngle 7.62-mm of 12.7-mm machine gun.

   The Bv 206S can carry the driver and 11 fully equipped troops. Three of them are carried in the front cab and eight in the rear. Alternatively cargo can be carried in place of the troops. The front cab has a payload capacity of 500 kg, while the rear - 1 000 to 2 000 kg.

   Vehicle is powered by the Steyr M16 diesel engine, developing 175 horsepower. Engine and transmission are installed in the front unit. The Bv 206S is fully amphibious after a short preparation. It is propelled on water by its tracks.

 

Variants

 

   Cargo carrier;

   Ambulance;

   Mortar carrier;

   Command vehicle;

   Recovery vehicle;

   BvS10 / Viking, improved armored all-terrain tracked carrier. It is larger and has improved payload capacity.

 

Video of the Bv 206S all-terrain tracked carrier

 
Bv 206S

Bv 206S APC

Bv 206S APC

Bv 206S APC

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