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GPV Captain

Armored personnel carrier

GPV Captain APC

The GPV Captain armored personnel carrier received no production orders to date



Entered service -
Crew 2 men
Personnel 14 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 19 t
Length 7.96 m
Width 2.59 m
Height 2.39 m
Armament
Main gun ?
ATGW ?
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C7 diesel
Engine power 350 hp
Maximum road speed 101 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 5.6 km/h
Range 1 450 km
Maneuverability
Gradient over 60%
Side slope 54%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 2.8 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The GPV or General Purpose Vehicles company has developed a family of armored personnel carrier. These are available in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and 10x10 configurations. To date no production orders were placed on this armored vehicles family.

   The GPV Captain can accommodate various weapon systems, including one- or two-man turrets and remotely controlled weapon stations.

   All-round protection is against 7.62-mm rounds. Armor thickness of the GPV Captain depends on customers requirements. Hull can be manufactured from aluminum or titanium and other materials. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull for improved mine protection. Suspension components were designed to brake free in a blast. This reduces acceleration into the hull. The GPV Captain is fitted with NBC protection system.

   The GPV Captain has a crew of two and provides accommodation for 14 troops. Space is provided for gear and equipment stowage. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the side doors or rear ramp.

   The GPV Captain APC is powered by a Caterpillar C7 diesel engine, developing 350 hp. Vehicle is also fitted with a three-cylinder diesel auxiliary power unit, developing 21 hp. It is mainly used to power heating and air conditioning or to recharge the main engine batteries. The GPV captain has an active hydropneumatic suspension system. It enables to adjust ground clearance electronically or to lean vehicle in any direction. Ground clearance is adjusted depending on road conditions. This armored personnel carrier is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Vehicle is fully amphibious without preparation. On water it is propelled by spinning it's wheels. Hydrojets are offered as an option. The GPV Captain can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

 

Variants

 

   GPV Sergeant 4x4;

   GPV Sergeant 4x4;

   GPV Commander 6x6;

   GPV Marshal 6x6, was developed to replace the Commander 6x6;

   GPV Captain 8x8;

   GPV Colonel 8x8;

   GPV General 10x10;

   FNSS Pars, a family of armored vehicles developed by Turkish FNSS company in cooperation with GPV.

 

 
GPV Captain APC

GPV Captain APC

GPV Captain APC

GPV Captain APC

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