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MOWAG Eagle IV

Light protected vehicle

MOWAG Eagle IV

The MOWAG Eagle IV is a multi-mission 4x4 armored vehicle

 
 
Country of origin Switzerland
Entered service 2003
Configuration 4x4
Crew 1 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 8.5 t
Length 5.37 m
Width 2.16 m
Height 2.53 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm
Mobility
Engine Cummins ISBe diesel
Engine power 250 hp
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Range 480 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording ~ 0.8 m

 

   The MOWAG Eagle IV was developed as a private venture. Generally it follows the line of the Eagle I, II and III. However it is a light protected vehicle, rather than an armored scout car, or reconnaissance vehicle. It is much larger than its predecessors. Previous vehicles were based on the HMMWV 4x4 chassis. The Eagle IV uses new MOWAG DURO III chassis. Production began in 2003. The Eagle IV is suitable for patrol, communication and observation missions. This vehicle is currently in service with the Denmark (90) and Germany (495).

   Armor of the Eagle IV protects against 7.62x39 mm armor-piercing rounds and artillery shell splinters. Vehicle has improved protection against landmines. It withstands 6 kg anti-tank mine blast under any wheel. NBC protection system is proposed as an option.

   The Eagle IV can be fitted with a roof mounted remotely controlled weapon station, armed with 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine guns. Alternatively it can be fitted with 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. Some vehicle are equipped with smoke grenade dischargers.

   This light protected vehicle provides seating for driver and four troops. It also has a payload capacity of 2 400 kg. It can also tow light trailers or light artillery pieces.

   The Eagle IV is based on the MOWAG DURO III (DUrable and RObust) chassis. Vehicle is powered by a Cummins ISBe 5.9-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 250 hp. It has a full-time all-wheel drive. This armored vehicle is fitted with run-flat tyres. A central tyre inflation system is optional. Available variants of the Eagle IV include an armored ambulance.

   Since 2012 a newer Eagle V is available in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. It is better protected and can carry more payload. After the introduction of the Eagle V, the Eagle IV was still marketed for some time.

 

Video of the MOWAG Eagle IV armored scout car

 

 
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