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Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle


The Timberwolf was specially developed to meet Canadian Army requirement

Entered service ?
Crew 2 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 26.76 t
Length 7.21 m
Width 2.51 m
Height 2.79 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm or 1 x 12.7-mm
Grenade launcher 1 x 40-mm
Engine Caterpillar C9 ACERT diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 100 km/h
Range 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1 m
Fording 1 m


   The Timberwolf mine resistant ambush protected vehicle was developed by Force Protection Inc to meet Canadian Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) requirement for a protected reconnaissance, surveillance command and control vehicle. Canadian Army requirement is for up to 600 new wheeled combat vehicles. However the Timberwolf was not selected by the Canadian Army. Also to date there were no other sales of this armored vehicle.

   The Timberwolf is based on the Cougar mine resistant ambush protected vehicle. Its bodystyle is similar to that of the Wolfhound, used by the British Army. It is also derivative of the Cougar, fitted with a rear loading area to carry essential combat supplies, such as ammunition, in forward operation areas. The Timberwolf has a payload capacity of 8 600 kg. This mine protected vehicle accommodates driver plus five soldiers.

   Vehicle has a V-shaped hull. Such design is intended to deflect the blast from the vehicle. The Timberwolf provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, IEDs and landmines.

   The Timberwolf is fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station. Proposed vehicle for the Canadian Army is armed with Elbit dual weapon system, which mounts two weapons at once. A combination of 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machinegun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher can be used. It is worth mentioning that the TAPV programe requires only provision for RCWS.

   The Timberwolf is powered by Caterpillar C9 ACERT turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp. Engine is coupled with Caterpillar 6-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. A self-recovery winch is proposed as an option. The Timberwolf can operate in climatic conditions ranging from -40C to +50C.


Video of the Timberwolf mine resistant ambush protected vehicle




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