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Hydrema 910

Mine clearing vehicle

Hydrema 910

The Hydrema 910 mine clearing vehicle is intended for military or peacekeeping operations

 
 
Entered service 1996
Crew 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18.3 - 18.6 t
Length 9.18 m
Width 2.79 m
Height 2.7 m
Performance
Clearing path width 3.5 m
Clearing speed up to 1.4 km/h
Mobility
Engine 2 x Perkins 1006-6TW diesel
Engine power 2 x 178 hp
Maximum road speed 35 km/h
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step  ~ 0.5 m
Trench  ~ 0.5 m
Fording  ~ 0.7 m

 

   The Hydrema 910 MCV mine clearing vehicle was designed for military and peacekeeping operations. Production commenced in 1996. This mine clearing vehicle is in service with Denmark.

   The Hydrema 910 MCV is fitted with a rotating flail and 72 chains with the hammers at the ends. By rotating the chains dig into the ground. The landmines are either torn apart, or detonated. Damaged chains or hammers can be easily replaced. Vehicle is also fitted with a deflector shield of armored steel. It protects the vehicle against the pressure and mine fragments. Such design with rotating shaft was already used during the World War II. The Hydrema 910 has a 3.5 m wide clearing path.

   During mine clearing the Hydrema 910 drives in the opposite direction to road travel with the cab to the rear. This vehicle withstands 10 kg TNT blasts. It clears both anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.

   The cabin provides protection against small arms fire and mine fragment debris. It also withstands explosions underneath the vehicle.

   This mine clearing vehicle is normally operated by a single man, however it's cabin can accommodate two more passengers during transport or mine clearing operations. This mine clearing vehicle carries no armament.

   The Hyrema 910 is fitted with two identical Perkins 1006-6TW turbocharged diesel engines, developing 178 hp. The main engine is used for road transportation, while another engine powers the rotating flail. In case of emergency this mine clearing vehicle can move out of the minefield on the second engine, once the main engine stopped or was damaged. Proven automotive off-the-shelf components are used wherever possible.

   The Hydrema 910 has an articulated chassis. The front and the rear chassis are connected with a pivot steering, so the wheels always run in the same track. This mine clearing vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive and can travel on rough terrain. In travelling mode a complete mine clearing system is stowed over the rear end of the vehicle. The Hydrema 910 can self-deploy between mission sites without the need of a trailer. It is also fitted with a self-recovery winch in case the vehicle becomes bogged down. This mine clearing vehicle can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules or larger military cargo aircraft without preparation.

 

Variants

 

   Hydrema 910 MCV2 (series 2) a current production version with improved clearing ability. It is fitted with more powerful engines. When in operation, both engines of this vehicle drive the flail unit. This upgraded system is in service with India and USA.

 

Video of the Hydrema 910 mine clearing vehicle

 

 
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