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VP22

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

VP22 MRAP

The VP22 MRAP is intended to operate in areas where mine threat is high

 
 
Country of origin China
Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel ~ 16 men
Dimensions and weight
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Width ?
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Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm (optional)
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power 432 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The VP22 is Chinese Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP). It is a smaller 6x6 version of the Beiben Kaijia 8x8 MRAP. Essentially is a clone of the Russian KamAZ Taifun. The VP22 was first publicly revealed in 2017.

   The VP22 is intended to operate in areas, where mine threat is high. It can carry troops and cargo under armor. The VP22 has a modular design. Various interchangeable mission modules can be fitted, so the VP22 can be customized for example as a troop carrier, command post vehicle, or armored ambulance.

   Armor of the VP22 provides protection for the crew and passengers against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. This vehicle also has a V-shaped hull and provides protection against mine blasts and improvised explosive devices.

   In the baseline troop carrier configuration the VP22 is operated by a crew of 2, including commander and driver and accommodates around 16 passengers.

   The VP22 MRAP can be armed with various weapon. It can be fitted with a shielded position for a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, or alternatively 35 mm automatic grenade launcher. Also this vehicle can be fitted with remotely-controlled weapon station, or various missiles.

   The VP22 armored vehicle is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 432 hp. The engine is located behind the cab. It is mated to an automatic transmission. The VP22 has unusual wheel layout, which allows to distribute evenly the weight of the engine and armored cab. This vehicle has 6x6 configuration with full-time all-wheel drive. The VP22 is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.

 

 
VP22 MRAP

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