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iKlwa

Armored personnel carrier

iKlwa APC

The iKlwa armored personnel carrier is a further development of the Ratel



Entered service ?
Crew 1 men
Personnel 15 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 23.5 t
Length 7.1 m
Width 2.52 m
Height 2.4 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Cummins ILS diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed > 110 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1.15 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The iKlwa (stabbing-spear) armored personnel carrier is a further development of the Ratel. It can be manufactured as a new built vehicle, or existing Ratels can be converted to iKlwas. Currently the iKlwa is available as a prototype.

   The iKlwa is better protected comparing with Ratel as it is designed for asymmetric warfare.

   A basic armored personnel carrier is armed with a single remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun.

   The iKlwa has a crew of driver and can carry 15 fully equipped troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear ramp, roof hatches or door in the side of the hull. Vehicle has a payload capacity of 9.1 tonns and can alternatively carry supplies in place of the troops.

   Vehicle is powered by the Cummins ILS turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 horsepower. It is significantly more powerful, comparing with the 282 hp engine on Ratel. Vehicle is not amphibious.

   Modular configuration of the iKlwa can be changed from one configuration to another in less than a hour, using only an overhead crane and few simple tools. Besides basic APC configuration iKlwa can be configured to infantry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, ambulance and so on.

 

Variants

 

   iKlwa Mk.1 - it is basically a Ratel with it's hull and powerpack upgraded. Engine is located at the front of the hull;

   iKlwa Mk.2;

   iKlwa Mk.3 - this variant looses it's drivers compartment by sinking the windows into the hull. The rear of the hull is also trimmed back;

   Infantry fighting vehicle, fitted with a 30- or 35-mm cannon ATGW launcher and 40-mm automatic grenade launcher or 7.62-mm machine gun;

   Fire support vehicle;

   Ambulance;

   Command vehicle;

   ATGW carrier.

 

 
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