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Enok

Light protected vehicle

Enok

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

 
 
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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