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Pandur

Armored personnel carrier

Pandur APC

The Pandur APC was developed to fulfil a wide variety of combat roles

 
 
Entered service 1995
Crew 2 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 13 t
Length 5.7 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 1.82 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Steyr WD diesel
Engine power 260 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 1.1 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pandur is a 6x6 configuration wheeled combat vehicle (6x4 on roads) which can only be described as a multi-purpose for it was developed to fullfil a wide variety of combat roles, with all variants sharing the same automotive components.

   Developed as a private venture, the first example appeared in 1985. Since then a series of pre-production variants have been produced to demonstrate a number of roles, from unarmed ambulance, to various turreted models mounting weapons from 12.7-mm MGs to 30-mm cannon.

   The base model Pandur APC does not have a turret, although firing ports for the occupants' weapons can be provided in the hull sides, while two doors for the passengers are provided at the rear, there are also roof hatches.

   An Austrian Army APC variant, the first Pandur production model ordered in 1994 and intended for United Nations duties, has a raised rear hull roof to increase internal head space for the eight troops carried, plus an externally mounted and protected 12.7-mm Browning M2 MG over the commander's cupola. The initial order was for 68 units although the final totals for this variant was much higher.

   Turreted versions of the Pandur are several, one being the MICV 127 carrying a one-man turret armed with one 12.7- and one 7.62-mm MG, while another model has been demonstrated carrying a two man turret armed with Mauser 30-mm cannon.

   A fire support version has been armed with various types of 90-mm gun intended for the support of armored reconnaissance units. The all-steel welded hull configuration (two hull lengths are available) allows the Pandur to be configured for many roles, typical weapon fits being an 81-mm mortar firing through hull roof hatches, an anti-tank guided missile turret, or an air defence gun or missile turret.

 

Variants

 

   Command vehicle;

   Armored recovery vehicle;

   Electronic warfare vehicle;

   Pandur II, improved armored personnel carrier, available in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.

 

Video of the Pandur armored personnel carrier

 
Pandur APC

Pandur APC

Pandur APC

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