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CM-32 Yunpao

Armored personnel carrier

CM-32 Yunpao APC

The CM-32 Yunpao armored personnel carrier was originally designed by Timoney

 
 
Entered service 2007
Crew 3 men
Personnel 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 22 t
Length 6.35 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.23 m
Armament
Main gun 20-mm cannon
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C12 diesel
Engine power 410 hp
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 8 km/h
Range 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The CM-32 Yunpao (Cloud Leopard) armored personnel carrier is a further development of the previous CM-31 design. This armored personnel carrier was originally developed by Timoney of Ireland. Project was launched in 2002 and in 2007 production commenced. Taiwan initially ordered 600 vehicles, however this number might be increased.

   Basic armor of the CM-32 Yunpao provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Frontal arc withstands 12.7-mm AP rounds. Add-on modular armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. This APC has a V-shaped hull and is well protected against landmines. Vehicle can withstand 12 kg TNT explosion under any wheel. NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems are fitted as standard.

   The baseline APC version is armed with remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine gun. Another numerous version of the CM-32 is armed with a 20-mm cannon. Secondary armament consists of a roof-mounted 7.62-mm machine gun.

   This armored personnel carrier has a crew of three and can carry 6 troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the rear ramp or roof hatches.

   The CM-32 Yunpao is powered by a Caterpillar C12 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 410 horsepower. Engine is located at the front. Vehicle has a full-time all wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre pressure system. It is claimed that Yunpao is amphibious.

 

Variants

 

   Armored personnel carrier, armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. It has a crew of 2 and can carry 8 troops;

   Mortar carrier, armed with a 120-mm mortar;

   Fire support vehicle, armed with 105-mm gun.

 

Video of the CM-32 Yunpao armored personnel carrier

 

 
CM-32 Yunpao APC

CM-32 Yunpao APC

CM-32 Yunpao APC

CM-32 Yunpao APC

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