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Patria AMV XP

Armored personnel carrier

Patria AMV XP

The Patria AMV XP is one of the most protected armored personnel carrier in the world

 
 
Country of origin Finland
Entered service Expected in 2018
Crew 3 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 17 t
Weight (with add-on armor) up to 30 t
Length 8.4 m
Width 2.8 m
Height 2.4 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm
ATGW 1 x Javelin launcher (optional)
Ammunition load
Machine guns ?
ATGW ?
Mobility
Engine Scania DC13 diesel
Engine power 603 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 6 - 10 km/h
Range 600 - 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 2.1 m
Fording 1.8 m / Amphibious

 

   The Patria AMV XP is a newer, improved and more capable version of the Patria AMV, which is currently one of the best armored personnel carriers in the world. The "XP" stands for Extra Payload, Protection and Performance. This armored vehicle was first publicly revealed in 2013. The Patria AMV XP was selected by Slovakia. Slovak military plans to order 81 of these armored vehicles for delivery between 2018 and 2024.

   The Patria AMV XP has a maximum combat weigh of 30 t. It is heavier than the standard AMV, which is already one of the heaviest and most protected armored personnel carrier in the world. The AMV XP has a payload capacity of 13 t. It can be configured to carry even heavier armor packages, weapons and other mission kits than the original Patria AMV.

   With maximum level of protection the front arc of the AMV XP withstands 30 mm armor-piercing rounds. All-round protection is against 14.5 mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle also has a top-class mine protection. It withstands blasts equivalent to 10 kg of TNT under any wheel or anywhere under the hull. Uparmored AMV XP can survive hits of RPG-7 rockets. An NBC protection system is fitted as standard.

   The Patria AMV XP can be fitted with various weapon systems, either remotely controlled or turret-mounted weapons. A baseline armored personnel carrier is proposed with a remotely-controlled weapon station, armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun. Slovak armored vehicles will be fitted with a locally-produced Turra 30 remotely-controlled turret, armed with a 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and two anti-tank guided missile launchers.

   Considering its protection levels, a well-armed the Patira AMV XP can be seen as a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle, rather than a wheeled armored personnel carrier. It weights more, is better protected and packs heavier punch than most armored personnel carriers. In many respects it even outperforms many older IFVs, such as American M2 Bradley, British Warrior, or Russian BMP-2.

   This armored personnel carrier is operated by a crew of 3, including commander, gunner and driver. It accommodates 8 dismounts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via a rear power-operated ramp with integral doors. There are roof hatches for firing or emergency exit.

   This armored vehicle is powered by a Scania DC13 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 603 hp. The original AMV had a less powerful engine, developing 480 or 540 hp. Engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The AMV XP also has a new suspensions system, which can be used in any other older Patria AMV armored vehicle. A hydropneumatic suspension system with height adjustment capability, is proposed as an option. Steering is liked to 1st, 2nd and 4th axles. The AMV XP is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. It improves mobility over difficult terrain, such as sand, mud and snow.

   This armored personnel carrier has amphibious capability. On water it is propelled by two rear-mounted waterjets. However once extra armor is fitted it is no longer amphibious.

 

Variants

 

   Rosomak XP is a Polish license-produced version of the Patria AMV XP. It was first publicly revealed in 2015.

 

 
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