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Armored personnel carrier

Otokar Yavuz APC

The Otokar Yavuz armored personnel carrier is the first Turkish 8x8 armored vehicle

 
 
Entered service -
Crew 2 men
Personnel 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (combat) 24 t
Length ~ 6.8 m
Width ~ 2.7 m
Height ~ 2.1 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C9 diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 110 km/h
Amphibious speed on water up to 10 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The Otokar Yavuz is the first Turkish 8x8 armored vehicle. This armored personnel carrier is a locally-built variant of the Terrex AV81, developed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics. This APC is sometimes referred as the Terrex AV82 and has a number of changes, such as hull details and more advanced suspension. This armored personnel carrier was developed to meet requirements of Turkish land forces and possible export customers, however it received no production orders. Eventually Yavuz never passed a prototype stage.

   Armor of the Yavuz provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Frontal arc protects from 12.7-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull, which provides improved protection against landmines. It is claimed that this armored personnel carrier can withstand a 12 kg TNT blast under any wheel.

   The Yavuz is armed with  remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Vehicle is also offered with various armament, including  20- or 30-mm cannons.

   The Otokar Yavuz has a crew of two and can carry up to 12 fully equipped troops. A number of occupants carried is reduced if vehicle is fitted with a turret-mounted armament. Up to 11 tons of cargo can be carried in place of the infantrymen. Troops enter and leave vehicle through the rear ramp or roof hatches. Commander and driver are provided with separate roof hatches.

   Vehicle is powered by the Caterpillar C9 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp. The Otokar Yavuz is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by two watejets.

 

 
Otokar Yavuz APC

Otokar Yavuz APC

Otokar Yavuz APC

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