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Iveco SuperAV

Armored personnel carrier

Iveco SuperAV

The Iveco SuperAV armored personnel carrier is mainly aimed at the export customers



Entered service ?
Crew 1 men
Personnel 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 15 - 24 t
Length ~ 7.9 m
Width 2.7 - 3 m
Height 2.3 m
Armament
Main gun ?
Machine guns ?
Ammunition load
Main gun ?
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine Iveco Cursor diesel
Engine power 500 - 560 hp
Maximum road speed over 105 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step over 0.5 m
Trench over 2 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The Iveco SuperAV is a fully developed prototype of amphibious armored personnel carrier. It was developed as a private venture and revealed in 2009. It is speculated that this armored vehicle was developed from the VBM Freccia 8x8 IFV, which is currently operated by the Italian Army. The SuperAV is lighter than the Freccia and also has amphibious capability. This new armored vehicle is mainly aimed at the export customers. It is also was proposed for Italian Army. A modified version is being proposed to meet a US Marine Corps requirement. However there were no sales of this armored vehicle to date.

   Armor of the SuperAV provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, landmines and IEDs. Additional armor kit can be adapted. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. Iveco claims, that the SuperAV has the highest protection level in its class. However no official information is available regarding its level of protection.

   Vehicle can be fitted with various weapon systems, including remotely controlled stations, or turrets.

   This armored personnel carrier can transport 12 troops plus the driver. If a two-man turret is fitted, this number is reduced to eight troops. Occupants enter and leave the vehicle via the rear doors or roof hatches.

   This armored vehicle is powered by Iveco Cursor turbocharged multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 500 - 560 hp. Engine is coupled to automatic transmission. This APC is fitted with central tyre inflation system and run-flat tyres. The Iveco SuperAV is fully amphibious. It can operate in Sea State 2 and beyond. On water it is propelled by two waterjets. It is worth mentioning, that this APC is being proposed in two body widths - 2.7 m and 3 m. The last mentioned has greater amphibious payload. Vehicle can be airlifted by the Airbus A400M transport aircraft.

   It is anticipated that the SuperAV will be developed into a family of armored vehicles. Currently Brazilian MoD and Iveco jointly developed a VBTP-MR, also known as the Guarani. It is a 6x6 armored personnel carrier, based on the SuperAV.

 

 
Iveco SuperAV

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