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Iveco MPV

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

Iveco MPV

The MPV (VTMM) was jointly developed by Iveco and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

 
 
Entered service 2011
Crew 2 men
Personnel ~ 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 15 t
Length 6.5 m
Width 2.53 m
Height 2.85 m
Armament
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine Iveco Cursor 8 diesel
Engine power 310 / 330 / 360 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.75 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.2 m

 

   The Medium Protected Vehicle (MPV) was jointly developed by Iveco of Italy and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Germany. Cooperation agreement was signed between both companies in 2008. It was aimed to meet a requirement of German and Italian armed forces. Cooperation agreement enabled each company to respond to their national requirements. Vehicle is also aimed at possible export customers. This vehicle is known as the VTMM (Veicolo Tattico Medio Multiruolo) in Italy. The KMW version for the German Army is known as the Grizzly. Both vehicles are proposed in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. In 2010 Italian Army ordered a batch of 12 vehicles in ambulance configuration. First vehicles were delivered in 2011. In 2014 Lebonan ordered 5 of these vehicles.

   The MPV MRAP fits between LMV light protected vehicle and Freccia IFV in the Iveco lineup of military vehicles.

   Armor of the MPV is produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Vehicle has a welded steel armor hull. It provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, mine blasts and IEDs. Protection can be enhanced by add-on modular armor. With add-on armor fitted the MPV provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull and withstands explosions equivalent to 8 kg of TNT. The bonnet is connected to the chassis, rather than the crew cell. Vehicle is also fitted with blast-absorbing seats. The MPVs can be equipped with NBC protection system.

   Vehicle can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station, armed with 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.

   The modular crew compartment can be configured for a variety of different roles. The MPV can be used as logistics vehicle for troop and cargo transport, command post vehicle, ambulance, explosive ordnance disposal vehicle, electronic warfare vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle and for other roles. Vehicle has a payload capacity of 3 000 kg. In troop carrier versions it accommodates about 8 fully-equipped troops.

   Vehicle uses a number of commercially available automotive components of the Iveco Trakker range. It allows to reduce operating costs. The MPV is powered by Iveco Cursor 8 turbocharged diesel engines. This engine is available in 3 versions, developing 310, 330 and 360 hp. Engines are mated to a 12-speed semi-automatic gearbox. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. A central tyre inflation system is fitted as standard. Run-flat tyres are optional. Vehicle can operate in various climatic environments with temperature ranging from -32C to +49C.

   The MPV can be airlifted by the new Airbus A400M Atlas military cargo aircraft. With preparation it will also fit inside the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

   The 6x6 version of Iveco MPV weights around 20 t. It is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp.

 

 
Iveco MPV

Iveco MPV

Iveco MPV

Iveco MPV

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