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EE-3 Jararaca

Armored scout car

EE-3 Jararaca

The EE-3 Jararaca was built using commercially available automotive components wherever possible

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 5.8 t
Length 4.16 m
Width 2.23 m
Height 1.56 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 314A
Engine power 120 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.4 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 0.6 m

 

   The EE-3 Jararaca armored scout car was developed by Engesa at the end of 1970s as a replacement to the M8 Greyhound in service with the Brazilian Army. Vehicle is named after a venomous pit viper. It was intended to fulfill reconnaissance duties and patrolling, also as a base for an anti-tank guided weapons of light anti-aircraft missile carrier. Unlike EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu, the EE-3 was not used by the Brazilian Army, however it was exported to a number of Latin American countries. Current operators are Cyprus, Ecuador, Gabon and Uruguay. A total of 63 scout cars were exported.

   The EE-3 Jararaca has a fully enclosed hull, which is welded from a multi-layer armor, similar to one used on other Engesa armored vehicles. Vehicle has a crew of three. Occupants enter and leave the vehicle via the roof hatches or a side door, located in the middle of the hull, from the left side.

   The EE-3 Jararaca scout car is armed with 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun, mounted over the commander's hatch. However a wide range of weapons can be installed, including an ATGW launcher, breach loading mortar or a 20-mm turret-mounted cannon.

   Jararaca, as well as other Engesa vehicles uses proven and commercially available automotive components wherever possible. The Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre pressure system. It is not amphibious.

 

Variants

 

   ATGW carrier armed with MILAN missiles;

   NBC reconnaissance vehicle.

 

 
EE-3 Jararaca

EE-3 Jararaca

EE-3 Jararaca

EE-3 Jararaca

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