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RG-33

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

RG-33 MRAP

The RG-33 is claimed to be one of the most survivable MRAP vehicles

 
 
RG-33 4x4
Entered service 2007
Crew 2 men
Personnel 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 14 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Cummins diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed over 105 km/h
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The RG-33 is a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, designed by the BAE Systems and produced in USA. It is based on the RG-31 MRAP. The RG-33 is available in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. This vehicle is in service with the US Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command. About 2 000 of these MRAPs are ordered by the US Military.

   Vehicle has a V-shaped hull, which deflects mine blasts away from the vehicle. Occupants use mine protected seats. Armored glass windows (or TRAPP transparent armor) is extensively used in the crew compartment. Such armor provides excellent visibility and situational awareness. Other survivability equipment includes automatic fire extinguishing system. The RG-33 provides protection against landmines, IEDs and small arms fire. Protection can be enhanced with add-on modular armor. It is claimed that the RG-33 is one of the most survivable MRAP vehicles.

   Some vehicles are fitted with armored glass turret for gunners protection. It is usually armed with 7.62-mm machine gun. The RG-33 can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station.

   The RG-33 MRAP uses Unimog chassis. The 4x4 vehicle has 90% commonality with the 6x6 variant. Both vehicles are powered by a Cummins diesel engine, developing 400 hp. Vehicle is fitted with run-flat tyres and central tyre inflation system. The RG-33L 6x6 variant can be equipped with a robotic arm, similar to that of the Buffalo MRAP. This vehicle is used for explosive ordnance disposal. Both variants can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules.

 

Variants

 

   RG-33 4x4 surveillance vehicle;

   RG-33L 6x6 variant. It has a crew of two and can carry 8 troops. This vehicle weights 24 tons;

   RG-33L ambulance, also known as the HAGA or Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance;

   RG-33L mine clearing vehicle, fitted with robotic arm;

   RG-33L wrecker.

 

Video of the RG-33 mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

 

 
RG-33 MRAP

RG-33 MRAP

RG-33 MRAP

RG-33L MRAP

RG-33L MRAP

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