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Armored personnel carrier

Grizzly APC

The Grizzly armored personnel carrier is based on the MOWAG Piranha 6x6 chassis

Country of origin Canada
Entered service 1976
Crew 3 men
Personnel 5 - 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 10.5 t
Length 5.96 m
Width 2.53 m
Height 2.53 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm, 1 x 7.62 mm
Engine Detroit Diesel 6V53T diesel
Engine power 275 hp
Maximum road speed 101 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 7 km/h
Range 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench ~ 0.8 m
Fording Amphibious


   The Grizzly armored personnel carrier is a part of Canadian AVGP (Armored Vehicle General Purpose) family. These armored vehicle were purchased by Canadian military in late 1970s. Around 270 of these armored vehicles were delivered. This armored personnel carrier is no longer in front line service. It was replaced with the Bison, however surviving APCs were converted to support vehicles and are still operational. Some vehicles were sold to other countries.

   Grizzly is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha 6x6. Its hull has a maximum armor thickness in 10 mm. It provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.

   It mounts a Cadillac Gage turret, fitted with a 12.7 mm and coaxial 7.62 mm machine guns.

   Grizzly has a crew of three and can carry six infantrymen. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear doors or roof hatches.

   Vehicle is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V53T turbocharged diesel engine, developing 275 horsepower. The Grizzly APC is fully amphibious and is propelled on water by two waterjets. However during modernization waterjets were removed from most vehicles in order to reduce servicing costs.




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