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Enok

Light protected vehicle

Enok

The Enok is a protected version of the Mercedes-Benz G-class

 
 
Country of origin Germany
Entered service 2008
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 4.3 - 4.5 t
Payload capacity 0.9 - 1 t
Length 4.82 m
Width 1.9 m
Height 1.9 m
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM462 diesel
Engine power 184 hp
Maximum road speed 95 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 0.6 m

 

   The Enok (raccoon dog) is a German light protected vehicle. It is also referred as Light Armored Patrol Vehicle or LAPV. It is an significantly developed armored version of the Mercedes-Benz G-class light utility vehicle, that is also used by the German army and known there as the Wolf. The Enok was adopted in 2008. As of 2015 German army ordered a total of 331 Enok light protected vehicles.

   The Enok offers some level of protection comparing with the baseline G-class light utility vehicle. Such vehicle handy in hotspots where is a high threat of ambushes and roadside bombs.

   Armor provides ballistic protection against 7.62x39 mm armor-piercing rounds and artillery shell shrapnel. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull that provides protection against mine blasts. It is claimed that Enok withstands blasts equivalent to 6 kg of TNT.

   There are two models of the Enok. One of them has 4 doors and accommodates driver plus 3 passengers. It has is a cargo area at the rear. The cargo area is not armored, but covered with a canvas cover. Also there is a fully-enclosed 5-door version of the Enok. It accommodates driver plus 5 passengers. It is slightly heavier that a 4-door model. German army ordered a total of 84 of these vehicles and 49 of them are intended for German special forces.

   One of the prototypes was a 2-door pickup and had a large cargo area at the rear.

   There is a roof hatch with ring mount. Vehicle can be armed with 7.62 mm machine gun or 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

   Vehicle can tow light trailers or artillery pieces, such as mortars.

   The Enok is powered by Mercedes-Benz OM462 2.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 184 hp. Other sources report that this vehicle is fitted with a 3-liter diesel, developing 224 hp. Engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.

 

 

 
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