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Terrex 3

Armored personnel carrier

Terrex 3

In terms of protection and firepower the Terrex 3 can be considered as a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle

 
 
Country of origin Singapore
Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Personnel 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 35 t
Length ~ 8 m
Width ~ 3.6 m
Height ~ 2.8 m
Armament
Main gun 30 mm
ATGW optional
Machine guns 7.62 mm (optional)
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C9.3 diesel
Engine power 600 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range up to 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The Terrex 3 is a new armored personnel carrier, developed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics. It is a further development of the previous Terrex 2. This armored vehicle was specially tailored to meet an Australian requirement for an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle. The new Terrex 3 lost amphibious capability of the Terrex 2, but carries more armor and has heavier armament. Prototypes of the Terrex 3 were built in Ireland by Timoney, which is now a part of Singapore Technologies Kinetics. The Terrex 3 was first publicly revealed in 2016. It was proposed for Australians as the Sentinell 2, though eventually this armored vehicle was shortlisted from the program.

   This new armored vehicle weights 35 t. In terms of firepower and protection the Terrex 3 can be even considered as a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. Vehicle has a double V-shaped hull design for protection against landmines and improvised explosive devices. Similar hull configuration is present on the original Terrex and the previous Terrex 2.

   This armored vehicle is fitted with an Israeli Elbit two-man turret. It is armed with a 30 mm cannon. There is a provision for a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. Depending on customer requirement the Terrex 3 can be equipped with anti-tank guided missiles. This armored vehicle can also carry lighter armament, such as a remotely-controlled weapon station, armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun.

   The Terrex 3 is operated by a crew of 3, including commander, gunner and driver. Vehicle can carry 10 fully-equipped dismounts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via rear power-operated ramp with integral doors. Also there are roof hatches for emergency exit.

   This armored vehicle is equipped with an all-round surveillance system for 360 view and navigation system. Driver's compartment has a customizable touch screen interfaces.

   It looks like the Terrex 3 is powered by a Caterpillar C9.3 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 600 hp. Engine is matted to Allison automatic transmission with 6-forward and 1-reverse speeds. Suspension of the Terrex 3 has adjustable ride height. This armored vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system, which improves mobility over difficult terrain. Also it is equipped with run-flat tyres. The Terrex 3 can still travel with one or in some cases even more wheels completely destroyed.

   The Terrex 3 lost its amphibious capability due to increased weight. The new vehicle is nearly 10 t heavier than the previous Terrex 2.

 

 
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