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Ingeniorpanservogn

Combat engineering vehicle

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The Ingeniorpanservogn was developed bu Alvis Moelv specially for Norwegian Army

 
 
Entered service 1999
Crew 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 46 t
Length 10 m
Width 3.6 m
Height 3 m
Performance
Bucket capacity 1 m
Maximum reach 8 m
Maximum dig depth 4 m
Bucket earth working capacity 170 m/h
Hydraulic arm load capacity 15 t
Dozer earth working capacity 270 m/h
Winch capacity 60 t
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine MTU MB 838 Ca M-500 diesel
Engine power 830 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 60 km/h
Range ~ 450 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1.3 m
Trench 2.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) 2.2 m / 4 m

 

   In 1995 Alvis Moelv was awarded a contract by the Norwegian Army to produce a total of 22 combat engineering vehicles. These were converted from Leopard 1 main battle tanks. First production vehicles were delivered in 1999. All vehicles were delivered by 2001. In Norwegian Army service this combat engineering vehicle is known as Ingeniorpanservogn on IngPv.

   The Alvis Moelv company closed in 2004. Furthermore Norwegian Army retired its fleet of  Leopard 1 main battle tanks. Last Leopard 1A5 tanks were retired in 2011. These were replaced by Leopard 2 tanks. However combat engineering vehicles, armored recovery vehicles and bridgelayers, based on the Leopard 1 chassis, remain in service.

  In concept the Ingenionrpanservogn is similar to the German Pioneerpanzer 2 Dachs combat engineering vehicle. It can build or remove obstacles on the battlefield.

   This combat engineering vehicle has hydraulic arm, fitted with a 1 m capacity bucket. It is mounted on a turntable at the centre front of the vehicle. It is used for excavation. It can reach 8 m and has a dig depth of 4 m. It can move up to 170 m of soil per hour. The arm has a load capacity of 15 t and can be also used for other tasks. If required bucket can be replaced with a soil drill. When not in use, the arm is traversed to the rear.

   This vehicle is also fitted with a dozer blade at the front. The dozer blade is 3.6 m wide. It can be tilted, elevated and skewed thanks to a unique hydraulic design. The main use of the blade is for digging and removing obstacles. It has a maximum earthworking capacity of 270 m/h. It can clear or destroy roads. The Ingeniorpanservogn can prepare firing positions, cover up ditches and so on. The blade can also be used as a soil anchor when operating recovery winches or excavating.

   Also there are two winches for recovery of damaged, swamped, stuck and overturned main battle tanks. These can be also used for self-recovery. Winches have a maximum pulling power of up to 60 000 kg. Each winch as 200 m of cable.

   This armored engineer vehicle can be also fitted with a Mineclearing Line Charge (MICLIC). It is carried and launched from the roof of the Ingeniorpanservogn.

   This vehicle weights 46 000 kg, however weight depends on armor configuration. It has a required level of protection to operate alongside the frontline units. Protection against mine blasts has been improved. Interior is lined with a spall liner. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

   The Alvis Moelv armored engineer vehicle is armed with remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun for self-defense.

   This machine is operated by a crew of two, including commander and driver. Crew members use a number of periscopes. Crew can operate entirely from the inside of the vehicle under armor protection. So excavation can be carried out under enemy fire.

   This combat engineering vehicle uses the same engine as Leopard 1 tank. It is powered by MTU MB 838 Ca M-500 turbocharged diesel, developing 830 hp. With a deep fording kit installed this combat engineering vehicle can ford water obstacles up to 4 m deep.

   Besides the combat engineering vehicle, Norwegian Army also awarded a contract to Alvis Moelv to develop mineclearing vehicle based on the Leopard 1. Later this programme was cancelled. Also Alvis Moelv developed a Hippo beach recovery vehicle, also based on the Leopard 1. Four of these machines were delivered to United Kingdom.

 

 
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