Home > Trucks > Dongfeng EQ2101

Dongfeng EQ2101

Light protected vehicle

Dongfeng EQ2101 armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

The Dongfeng EQ2101 is similar to Emirati and Jordanian Nimr with 6x6 configuration

 
 
Country of origin China
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 11 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 10 t
Payload capacity 2 t
Length 6.45 m
Width 2.38 m
Height 2.07 m
Mobility
Engine IYC6DV diesel
Engine power 237 hp
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Range at least 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 40%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.45 m
Trench 0.7 m
Fording 0.75 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.2 m

 

   The Dongfeng EQ2101 is Chinese tactical vehicle with 6x6 configuration. It was first publicly revealed in 2014. At the time of its introduction this vehicle was also called the Mengshi (Chinese for brave soldier). The EQ2101 is a larger version of Dongfeng CSK141 with an added axle. Both of these vehicles share similar automotive components. The EQ2101 is available both in armored and unarmored forms. Some versions of the EQ2101 are in service with Chinese armed forces. This vehicle is also being proposed for export customers. This article covers particularly the armored version of the EQ2101.

   In concept the EQ2101 is similar to Emirati and Jordanian Nimr with 6x6 configuration. This vehicle has a payload capacity and size of a light truck and comes with an armored hull. The main role of the EQ2101 is to provide troops with logistical and utility support. Also there are some specialized versions of this vehicle. It can be configured as a command post, or weapon carrier.

   Early version of the Dongfeng EQ2101, that was first publicly revealed in 2014, had 4 doors. One of them was a clamshell-type door. The upper part opened upwards, while the lower part opened downwards. This vehicle could accommodate driver and up to 11 passengers. Number of passengers depends on the version. Payload capacity ranges from 2 000 to 2 500 kg, depending on the version. Vehicle can carry various cargo and supplies instead of troops. It can also tow trailers and light artillery pieces.

   Armored hull of the Dongfeng EQ2101 provides protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Front arc withstands hits from 7.62x39 mm armor-piercing rounds, fired from 100 meters. All-round protection is against 7.62x39 mm ordinary rounds fired from 100 meters. Unfortunately this lightly armored vehicles can not match protection offered by dedicated armored personnel carriers.

   This armored vehicle can be armed with a roof-mounted 12.7 mm machine gun, or alternatively, a 35 mm automatic grenade launcher. Also it can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station or various other weapons.

   Vehicle is powered by an IYC6DV turbocharged diesel engine, developing 237 hp. It has a 6x6 configuration and is fitted with a central tyre inflations system. Vehicle has good cross-country mobility and can travel over difficult terrain. A self-recovery winch is fitted at the front as standard.

 

 

Variants

 

   Dongfeng EQ2101EB is a cargo version with a 2-door cab with a large cargo area at the rear. It accommodates driver plus 3 passengers and has a payload capacity of 2 000 kg.

   Dongfeng EQ2101MCTB is a newer light protected vehicle with 6x6 configuration. It was first publicly revealed in 2017. This vehicle has got 3 doors.

 

 
Dongfeng EQ2101 armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

Expand image

Dongfeng EQ2101 armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

Expand image

Dongfeng EQ2101EB armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

Expand image

Dongfeng EQ2101MCTB armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

Expand image

Dongfeng EQ2101MCTB armored vehicle with 6x6 configuration

Expand image

Personal appeal from Andrius Genys

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Home  Home     Aircraft     Helicopters     Tanks     Armored Vehicles     Artillery     Trucks     Engineering Vehicles     Missiles     Naval Forces     Firearms     |     Contact Us
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ARG 2006 - 2017
 www.Military-Today.com Dongfeng EQ2101