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Armored personnel carrier

Otokar Cobra APC

The Cobra armored personnel carrier can be adapted for various roles and mission requirements

Country of origin Turkey
Entered service 1997
Crew 2 men
Personnel 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 6 t
Length 5.1 m
Width 2.1 m
Height 2 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm (1 000 rounds)
Engine General Motors V8 diesel
Engine power 190 hp
Maximum road speed 115 km/h
Range 500 - 750 km
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.32 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 1 m


   The Cobra armored personnel carrier was developed by Turkish Otokar company, based on their extensive experience in the design, development and production of other APCs which use a Land Rover chassis. The Otokar Cobra is a versatile vehicle, which can be adapted for various roles and mission requirements. This vehicle is in service with 15 countries, including Turkey, Algeria, Bahrain, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates and other. United Nations also obtained some of these armored vehicles for peacekeeping operations.

   The Cobra is a versatile armored vehicle. It can be used as armored personnel carrier or armored scout car. It is based on a US HMMWV 4x4 utility vehicle, which is used in large numbers by the US Army and many other countries. Interestingly the Turkish Cobra was less expensive than up-armored HMMWV.

   The Cobra provides protection against 7.62 mm ball rounds and artillery shell splinters. Add-on armor can be fitted to provide protection against 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle also provides a certain degree of protection against land mines and side explosives. NBC protection system is optional.

   A wide range of weapons can be mounted on the roof, including remotely operated 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine guns, 40 mm grenade launchers or cannons up to 30 mm caliber.

   Vehicle has a crew of two and can carry 9 fully equipped troops. Seating capacity might differ, depending on variant and configuration. There is a number of firing ports provided for the occupants.

   The Cobra is powered by the General Motors 6.5-liter V8 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 190 horsepower. This vehicle uses a number of automotive components from the American HMMWV. Vehicle is fitted with run-flat tyres, however central tyre inflation system is optional. An amphibious version of the Cobra has been developed.

   The Cobra family of vehicles are transportable by aircraft or helicopters due to its relatively light weigh and compact profile.




   Reconnaissance vehicle.

   Command and control vehicle.


   Anti-tank missile carriers.

   Mortar carrier.

   Ground surveillance radar.

   Forward observation vehicle.

   Internal security vehicle.



Otokar Cobra APC

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