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The Venezuelan Tiuna is a multi-purpose light utility vehicle

Country of origin Venezuela
Entered service 2004
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 2 t
Payload capacity at least 1 t
Length 4.92 m
Width ?
Height ?
Engine General Motors Vortec 5.3-liter petrol
Engine power ~ 300 hp
Maximum road speed over 100 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.35 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 0.7 m


   The Tiuna is a Venezuelan light utility vehicle. In concept it is similar to American HMMWV. It was adopted by Venezuelan armed forces in 2004. Production of this vehicle still continues. The Tiuna has been exported to Bolivia, Cuba and Ecuador.

   A baseline Tiuna UR-53AR50 is a multi-purpose vehicle. It has an open top that can be covered with a canvas cover. It has four doors and a cargo area at the rear. It accommodates driver plus up to 8 passengers. Four of them are seated in the rear cargo area. Vehicle has a payload capacity of at least 1 000 kg. This vehicle has a central ring weapon mount for a 12.7 mm machine gun. The Tiuna can tow trailers or light artillery pieces. This baseline vehicle can be used for many roles.

   The Tiuna is powered by 5.3-liter General Motors Vortec petrol engine. It develops about 300 horsepower. Engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has good cross-country mobility. The Tiuna is fitted with a self-recovery winch.

   The Tinua is produced in a number of versions. However some of these versions have significant differences.




   Command vehicle. It has a fully-enclosed body with 4 doors.

   Communications vehicle.

   Reconnaissance vehicle.

   Recoilless riffle carrier.

   Air defense vehicle. It has two doors and platform with air defense missile launcher at the rear.


   Fuel tanker.

   Water tanker.

   Maintenance vehicle.

   Internal security vehicle.




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