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Dingo 1

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

Dingo 1 MRAP

The Dingo 1 MRAP is well suited for peacekeeping operations

 
 
Entered service 2000
Crew 1 men
Personnel 7 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 8.8 t
Length 5.4 m
Width 2.3 m
Height 2.4 m
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz diesel
Engine power 237 hp
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Dingo 1 mine resistant vehicle was developed by the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann as a private venture. Vehicle is named after a wild dog. The first prototype was completed in 1995. The Dingo 1 was accepted to service with the German Army in 1999. First production vehicles were delivered in 2000. In Germany it is known as the ATF Dingo. The ATF stands for Allschutz Transport Fahrzeug or all-protected transport vehicle. A total of 147 of these vehicles were built. German Army is the only operator of this MRAP. The Dingo 1 has been deployed in a number of peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, Macedonia and Afghanistan.

   The Dingo 1 is well suited for peacekeeping operations. It has a heavily armored V-shaped hull for improved protection against landmines and improvised explosive devices. It is also designed to withstand direct fire, artillery fragments and protects against NBC threats. This MRAP uses KMWs layered MEXAS (Modular Expandable Armor System). Windows are angled to deflect bullets and blasts.

   It is armed with remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun. The same weapon station is used on the Fennek reconnaissance vehicle, however 7.62-mm MG might be replaced with a 12.7-mm MG or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.

   Vehicle has a payload capacity of 1 400 kg. It has a modular design, which includes chassis, engine compartment, blast deflector, protection cell and storage compartment modules. It provides accommodation for driver and seven troops. There is unarmored cargo area at the rear. A tarpaulin cover is used over the cargo storage area instead of metal to save weight.

   This protected vehicle is based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L truck chassis. Vehicle is powered by a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine, developing 237 hp. A central tyre pressure system was proposed as an option. This MRAP can be airlifted by the C-130, C-160 and A400M transport aircraft.

 

Variants

 

   Dingo 2 further development of the Dingo 1, based on upgraded chassis. This variant offers improved protection and more payload. This MRAP received more production orders than the original Dingo 1.

 

 
Dingo 1 MRAP

Dingo 1 MRAP

Dingo 1 MRAP

Dingo 1 MRAP

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