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ELBO Kentaurus

Infantry fighting vehicle

ELBO Kentaurus IFV

The ELBO Kentaurus is a highly advanced IFV indigenously developed in Greece

Entered service -
Crew 3 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 19.3 t
Length 6.28 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 2.45 m
Main gun 30-mm cannon
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Engine MTU 6V 183 TE22 V-90 diesel
Engine power 420 hp
Maximum road speed 75 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 75%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.85 m
Trench 2.2 m
Fording 1.1 m


   The Kentaurus infantry fighting vehicle was developed in Greece by ELBO as a private venture. It was introduced in 1998. At that time a need for new infantry fighting vehicle emerged in the Greek Army. Vehicle was successfully tested by the Greek Army and was approved. However no production orders were placed, mainly because of high production costs. Instead a Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle has been ordered.

   The Kentaurus is armed with a turret-mounted 30-mm EBO cannon and a coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. This infantry fighting vehicle comes with a digital fire control system and has good fire accuracy.

   Vehicle has a welded steel armor hull. Armor of the Kentaurus provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm rounds and artillery shell splinters. Front arc withstands hits from 20-25 mm armor-piercing projectiles.

   This IFV has a crew of three and provides accommodation for eight fully-equipped troops. Soldiers enter and leave the vehicle through the hatches in the rear of the hull. Also there are roof hatches for observation, firing and emergency exit.

   The ELBO Kentaurus is powered by a German MTU diesel engine, developing 420 hp. Engine is located at the front. Vehicle is not amphibious.






ELBO Kentaurus IFV

ELBO Kentaurus IFV

ELBO Kentaurus IFV

ELBO Kentaurus IFV

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