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CM-31

Armored personnel carrier

CM-31 APC

The CM-31 armored personnel carrier was developed by Timoney of Ireland

 
 
Entered service Mid-1990s
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 - 13 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 16 t
Length 6.45 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.2 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Cummins 64TA8.3 diesel
Engine power 350 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 7 ~ 10 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1.2 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The CM-31 armored personnel carrier has similar in layout and specifications to Belgian SIBMAS or Cadillac Gage LAV-300 armored vehicles. It was developed by Timoney of Ireland as the Timoney Mk.8, and built in Taiwan. This vehicle was revealed in the mid-1990s.

   The CM-31 APC was intended to replace the US M113 and the CM-21 armored personnel carriers, in service with Taiwan's army.

   Vehicle provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullets. Frontal arc withstands hits from 12.7-mm AP rounds. The CM-31 can also withstand 12 kg TNT blasts anywhere under the hull.

   The CM-31 is armed with a roof-mounted 12.7-mm machine gun.

   This armored personnel carrier has a crew of three and can carry 10 fully equipped troops. It can also accommodate three more troops if necessary.

   Vehicle is powered by the Cummins 64TA8.3 diesel engine, developing 350 horsepower. The CM-31 armored personnel carrier is amphibious. Timoney's independent suspension provides excellent maneuverability. Vehicle is also fitted with a central tyre inflation system and run-flat tyres.

   A variety of variants were developed, including anti-personnel, anti-tank, or anti-aircraft weapon carriers. There was also a prototype with 8x8 configuration. However only basic variant was produced in quantity. Taiwan's army operates vehicles in APC and anti-aircraft missile carrier configuration.

 

 
CM-31 APC

CM-31 APC

CM-31 APC

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