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FV513 Warrior

Repair and recovery vehicle

FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle

The FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle was produced in small numbers of the British Army

 
 
Country of origin United Kingdom
Entered service Late 1980s
Crew ?
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 25 t
Length ~ 6.5 m
Width ~ 3 m
Height ~ 2.7 m
Performance
Lifting capacity 6.5 t
Winch capacity ?
Towed load ~ 25 t
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm
Mobility
Engine Perkins CV8 TCA diesel
Engine power 550 hp
Maximum road speed 75 km/h
Range 660 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.75 m
Trench 2.5 m
Fording 1.3 m

 

   The FV513 Warrior Mechanized Recovery Vehicle (Repair), is based on an FV510 Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). It was designed to support a fleet of British Warrior series armored vehicles. It is fitted with a crane and various tools. It is similar to the FV512 Warrior Mechanized Combat Repair Vehicle (MCRV), but additionally has a powerful recovery winch. The FV513 was adopted during the late 1980s. It is in service with British armored infantry battalions. A total of 39 of these armored vehicles were built for the British Army. So it was not as numerous as the FV512. This armored vehicle saw combat during the Gulf War and military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

   This armored vehicle is equipped with a 6.5 t capacity crane and carries various power tools. There is a powerful recovery winch, towing bars and cables. It can recover overturned, damaged, or immobile vehicles and tow them to the nearest assembly areas or maintenance units. The FV513 also provides field maintenance and simple repairs.

   The FV513 can tow a special T4 trailer with 2 Warrior powerpacks, or one Challenger powerpack. One of the roles of the FV513 is to replace engines of the Warrior family of armored vehicles.

   This vehicle has an all-welded aluminum armor hull. It provides all-round protection against 14.5 mm armor-piercing rounds. Font arc of the Warrior IFV is likely to withstand 25 mm armor-piercing rounds. However it it unknown if the repair vehicle retains such high level of protection of over the front arc. During military conflicts vehicles can be fitted with add on armor kit and cage armor. These provide improved ballistic protection and protection against RPG rockets and anti-tank guided missiles. Belly armor can be added for improved protection against mine blasts and improvised explosive devices. This armored fighting vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection system.

   Defensive armament is limited to a single 7.62 mm machine gun.

   The FV513 has similar chassis as the Warrior IFV. It is powered by a Perkins CV8 TCA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 550 hp. Engine is located at the front. It is mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic transmission. Engine and transmission are built in one module and can be replaced in field conditions within 40 minutes. Maximum road speed is around 75 km/h.

 

 

 
FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle

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FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle

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FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle

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FV513 Warrior repair and recovery vehicle

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