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Pandur II

Armored personnel carrier

Pandur II APC

The Pandur II armored personnel carrier can take a variety of turret systems

Pandur II 8x8
Entered service 2007
Crew 2 men
Personnel up to 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (combat) 22 t
Length 7.54 m
Width 2.66 m
Height (hull roof) 2.08 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Engine Cummins ISC 350 diesel
Engine power 285 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 700 km
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 1.4 m
Fording 1.5 m
Fording (with preparation) Amphibious


   The Pandur II armored personnel carrier is a further development of commercially successful Pandur armored personnel carrier. The Pandur II was developed as a private venture by Austrian Steyr-Daimler-Puch. This armor vehicle is available in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. It is in service with Austrian Army. Portugal ordered 260 8x8 armored vehicles in 2005. A total of 166 APCs were delivered, however the order for remaining 94 vehicles was cancelled in 2012. It is worth mentioning that Portuguese Pandurs have slightly different appearance. Czech Republic initially ordered 199 vehicles in 2006, however this number was later reduced to 107.

   The Pandur II is available in a number of variants and can take variety of turret systems. A baseline 6x6 armored personnel carrier is designed to carry a crew of three and six troops.

   Steel armor of this vehicle protects against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Optional add-on armor provides protection against 14.5-mm armor-piercing projectiles. Spall liners and improved mine protection are offered as an option. The baseline vehicle has a flat bottom, which does not protect well against landmines. However the Czech version has a Λ-shaped bottom. It is reversed comparing with traditional V-shaped bottoms. It is considering that such shape does not reflect mine blast on the passengers. NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems are also optional.

   It can be armed with various weapons up to 90-mm caliber. The Pandur II 8x8 can carry up to 12 troops and can be fitted with weapons up to 105-mm caliber.

   The Pandur II APC has a longer wheelbase comparing with its predecessor. Vehicle is powered by the Cummins ISC diesel engine, developing 285 hp. Both 6x6 and 8x8 variants use the same engine. It can be removed and replaced in field conditions within 30 minutes. Another diesel engine, developing 400 hp, is available as an option. Some variants of the Pandur II are fully amphibious. These are fitted with two waterjets and trim vane. Vehicle can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.




   Command vehicle;

   Infantry fighting vehicle;

   ATGW carrier;

   Fire support vehicle;

   Mortar carrier;

   Reconnaissance vehicle;

   Forward observation vehicle;

   NBC reconnaissance vehicle;

   Cargo carrier;


   Recovery vehicle;

   Engineering vehicle;

   Driver training vehicle;

   Krpan, a Slovenian license-produced version of the Pandur II 8x8 with a number of improvements.


Video of the Pandur II armored vehicle


Pandur II APC

Pandur II APC

Pandur II APC

Pandur II APC

Pandur II APC

Portuguese Pandur II APC

Portuguese Pandur II IFV

Portuguese Pandur II IFV

Portuguese Pandur II IFV

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