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Armored personnel carrier

Ejder APC

A number of Ejder armored personnel carriers were sold to Georgia in 2008

Entered service 2008
Crew 2 men
Personnel 8 - 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18 t
Length 7.05 m
Width 2.69 m
Height 2.4 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Grenade launchers 1 x 40-mm
Engine diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 110 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 4 / 9 km/h
Range 600 - 650 km
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 1.2 m
Fording Amphibious


   The Ejder (dragon) armored personnel carrier, was developed by Nurol Makina, a Turkish defense company as a private venture. It is worth mentioning that in the mid 1990s another 6x6 APC, the RN-94, was jointly developed by this company and Romarm of Romania. The RN-94 was not accepted to service, however Nurol Makina used experience gained from that project developing its Ejder. Georgia purchased a number of these APCs in 2008.

   Armor of the Ejder protects the crew and dismounts against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. This armored personnel carrier also has a V-shaped hull for improved protection against landmines and IEDs. It can withstand 8 kg mine blast. Protection can be enhanced with modular add-on armor. Vehicle is fitted with automatic fire suppression system, however NBC protection is only offered as an option.

   This APC can be fitted with a number of remotely controlled and turret-mounted weapon stations. Baseline vehicle is fitted with remotely controller 7.62-mm machine gun and 40-mm automatic grenade launcher, however Ejder supports up to 90-mm weapon systems.

   The Ejder APC is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. Vehicle has a central tyre inflation system, which can be adjusted on the move. The Ejder is amphibious without preparation. On water it is propelled by spinning its wheels. Waterjets are optional. Vehicle is air transportable.

   This armored personnel carrier has modular design. A number of variants were developed, including IFV, reconnaissance vehicle, ATGM carrier, mortar carrier, fire support vehicle, ambulance, command vehicle, recovery and engineering vehicle. Various variants share the same platform, thereby minimizing maintenance and logistics costs.


Video of the Ejder armored personnel carrier

Ejder APC

Ejder APC

Ejder APC

Ejder APC

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