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Krpan

Armored personnel carrier

Krpan APC

The Krpan armored personnel carrier was proposed to Slovenian Army



Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 22 t
Length 7.36 m
Width 2.69 m
Height (hull top) 2.08 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
ATGW Rafael Spike
Ammunition load
Machine guns ?
ATGW ?
Mobility
Engine Cummins diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2.2 m
Fording 1.5 m / Amphibious

 

   The Krpan is a new Slovenian armored personnel carrier, which represents new generation of modern armored vehicles. The Krpan is the license-produced version of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pandur II, built in Slovenia, however has a number improvements. The Krpan uses 55% of local components and subsystems. This APC was proposed to Slovenian Army as a replacement for ageing armored personnel carriers, however it lost competition to the Patria AMV.

   The Krpan is equipped with remotely controlled weapon station, housing 12.7-mm machine gun and Rafael Spike anti-tank guided missiles. Vehicle's modular design enables mounting different weapon systems, including 105-mm fire support weapons or 120-mm mortars.

   Armor of the Krpan provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Additional modular armor protects against 14.5-mm armor-piercing projectiles. Vehicle is fitted with additional spall liners. The Krpan armored personnel carrier has a special double hull floor for mine protection. All drive train components are fully protected inside the hull. Vehicle can withstand explosion from 8 kg anti-tank mine under any wheel. Automatic fire extinguishing and NBC protection systems are fitted as standard.

   The Krpan is lighter than the Pandur II, it is based on. Vehicle is powered by a Cummins diesel engine, developing 450 hp. It is worth mentioning that this vehicle has up to 40% of components in common with the Valuk APC. Development emphasis was on simple maintenance. Drive train components of this armored personnel carrier are commercially available. Power pack can be removed in field conditions in 20 minutes. It takes the same time to re-mount it. Vehicle is fitted with run-flat tyres and central tyre inflation system. Suspension and tyres of the Krpan automatically adjust  to the terrain type. Vehicle is also equipped with a self-recovery winch. The Krpan APC is amphibious with minimal preparation.

 

Variants

 

   Infantry fighting vehicle, fitted with 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Vehicle has a crew of three and carries 8 troops;

   Command vehicle, has a six-man crew;

   Self-propelled mortar system, fitted with AMOS turret.

 

Video of the Krpan armored personnel carrier

 
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