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Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

Light utility vehicle

Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

The Amarok M is a VW pickup truck, modified by Rheinmetall to suit military needs

 
 
Entered service 2014
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 3 t
Payload capacity up to 1.37 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine petrol or diesel
Engine power 120 to 180 hp
Maximum road speed up to 180 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   The Amarok M (Military) light multi-purpose vehicle was jointly developed by Volskwagen and Rheinmetall. Basically it is a commercial off-the-shelf VW Amarok pickup truck, modified by Rheinmetall to suit military needs. This vehicle was developed as a private venture and was first revealed in 2012. The Amarok M was aimed to meet a possible requirement of the German Army and is also being proposed for export customers. In 2014 first vehicles were delivered to the Netherlands. A total of 1 667 vehicles will be delivered to the Royal Dutch Army. These will replace the older Land Rover and G-Wagen military vehicles.

   Ground clearance of the Amarok was increased. Rheinmetall also reinforced vehicle's suspension. It is also fitted with larger heavy-duty tyres. Interior was also modified. Riffle racks, storage bins and radio system were added.

   This light utility vehicle is available with single- or double-cab, depending on specific customer requirements. Both of these versions have a loading area at the rear. The cab accommodates driver plus three fully-equipped troops. The Amarok M can perform a wide range of missions. This pickup truck can be configured as patrol vehicle, special operations vehicle, command, communications or utility vehicle.

   With a single cab this light multi-purpose vehicle can carry up to 1.37 t of cargo. The double-cab version has a maximum payload capacity of 1.26 t. The Amarok M is fitted with a tow bar and can tow a trailer or light artillery pieces with a maximum weight of up to 2.76 t.

   The Amarok M can be armed with a roof-mounted 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun, or alternatively 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Roof-mounted weapons are operated from the cargo area.

   The Amarok M is available with petrol and turbocharged diesel engines. These engines develop 120 to 180 hp depending on the configuration. Engine is coupled to 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Vehicle has a full-time all wheel drive. Maximum road speed with the most powerful engine is up to 175 km/h.

 

 
Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

Volkswagen / Rheinmetall Amarok M

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