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Amphibious scout car


The PSZH-IV scout car is sometimes is sometimes referred as an armored personnel carrier

Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Personnel 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 7.6 t
Length 5.69 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2.3 m
Machine guns 1 x 14.5-mm, 1 x 7.62-mm
Ammunition load
Machine guns 500 x 14.5, 2 000 x 7.62
Engine Csepel D.414.44 diesel
Engine power 100 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 9 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.4 m
Trench 0.6 m
Fording Amphibious


   The PSZH-IV amphibious scout car is a further development of the previous FUG. The PSZH-IV is sometimes referred as an armored personnel carrier because of its capability to carry 6 troops. This vehicle was in service with Hungary, former Czechoslovakia (OT-66) and Iraq.

   The PSZH-IV provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system.

   Unlike the FUG the PSZH-IV is armed with a turret-mounted 14.5-mm machine gun and coaxial 7.62-mm MG.

   Vehicle has a crew of three and can carry 6 scouts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through a small door located in each side of the hull.

   The PSZH-IV is powered by the Csepel D.414.44 diesel engine, developing 100 horsepower. Unlike the Soviet BRDM-2 amphibious scout car, PSZH-IV does not have belly wheels for improved cross-country mobility. Vehicle is fully amphibious and is propelled on water by two waterjets.




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Video of the PSZH-IV armored scout car




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