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This thread is for the discussion of Engineering Vehicles:

  • Armored engineer vehicles
  • Recovery vehicles
  • Armored bridge layers
  • Bridging and ferrying systems
  • Earthmovers
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Minefield breaching systems
  • Mine clearing vehicles
  • Mobile cranes
  • Forklifts
 
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Kodiak

Combat engineering vehicle

The Kodiak combat engineering vehicle was developed for the Swiss Army.



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Specification

  • Entered service 2009
  • Crew 3 men
  • Dimensions and weight
  • Weight ~ 55 t
  • Length 10.2 m
  • Width 3.54 m
  • Height 2.3 m
  • Armament
  • Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
  • Mobility
  • Engine MTU MB-837 Ka501 diesel
  • Engine power 1 500 hp
  • Maximum road speed ~ 70 km/h
  • Range ~ 550 km
  • Maneuverability
  • Gradient 60%
  • Side slope 30%
  • Vertical step ~ 1 m
  • Trench ~ 3 m
  • Fording ~ 1 m
  • Fording (with preparation) ?


The Pionerpanzer 3 Kodiak combat engineering vehicle was developed from 2002 by Rheinmetall of Germany and RUAG of Switzerland as a private venture to meet the operational requirements of the Swiss Army. The first prototype was revealed in 2003. In 2007 the Swiss Army awarded a contract for 12 Kodiaks. First production vehicles were delivered to the Swiss Army in 2009. Currently other operators of the Kodiak are the Netherlands (10) and Sweden (6). These vehicles will be delivered until 2012.

Main tasks of this combat engineering vehicle is building and removing obstacles on the battlefield and clearing pathways through minefields, creating safe lanes for other vehicles to pass. It allows assault units to move rapidly through obstacles, before enemy forces establish defenses.

The Kodiak combat engineering vehicle is based on a modified Leopard 2 MBT chassis. It is worth mentioning that Kodiaks are built on refurbished Leopard 2 hulls from surplus army stocks.

This military engineering vehicle is fitted with a hinged excavator arm, two capstan winches, a full-length dozer blade or mine plough at the front.

The mine plough is used for clearing lanes through minefields. The Kodiak is also fitted with a safe lane marking system. This engineering vehicle may be also fitted with electromagnetic detonator device.

The mine plough can be field reconfigured to a full-length dozer blade. It is used for clearing obstacles and earthmoving works. These include as preparation of firing positions, covering up of ditches, self-entrenching and so on. The dozer blade is also used to stabilize the vehicle during operations with excavator arm.

A large bucket of the hinged excavator system can be replaced with universal gripper, concrete cutter and earth-drill.

This engineering vehicle is equipped with two 9 t capstan winches. Each has a cable length of 200 m. With the help of pulley blocks maximum traction force is up to 62 t. These winches are used for self-recovery, also for recovery of damaged, stuck, sunken and overturned vehicles, or for cargo handling operations.

The Kodiak has a required level of protection to operate alongside the frontline units. Front arc withstands small-caliber projectile hits, while all-round protection is against heavy machine gun fire and artillery shell splinters. This combat engineering vehicle has the same level of protection against landmines as the Leopard 2 main battle tank. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

The Kodiak is equipped with remotely controlled weapon station armed with 12.7-mm heavy machine gun for self-defense. Alternatively a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher might be fitted, depending on customer requirement.

This combat engineering vehicle has a crew of three, including commander, driver and operator. Multiple all-round cameras allow efficient operation under armor, without leaving the vehicle.

The Kodiak is powered by MTU turbocharged diesel engine, developing 1 500 hp. This engine is identical to that of the Leopard 2 main battle tank.
 
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Wisent 2
Armored engineer vehicle / armored recovery vehicle

The Wisent 2 AEV/ARV is in service with Canadian armed forces​

Specification

  • Entered service 2012 (?)
  • Crew 3 men
  • Dimensions and weight
  • Weight (AEV/ARV/ 60 / 57 t
  • Length 9.26 / 10.5 m
  • Width 3.54 m
  • Height 2.78 / 3.1 m
  • Performance
  • Bucket capacity 1.3 m³
  • Dig depth 4.4 m
  • Lifting capacity 32 t
  • Winch capacity 40 t
  • Towed load ~ 62 t
  • Earth working capacity (dozer) 400 m³/h
  • Earth working capacity (excavator arm) 260-300 m³/h
  • Armament
  • Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm (optional)
  • Mobility
  • Engine MTU MB 873 Ka501 diesel
  • Engine power 1 500 hp
  • Maximum road speed 68 km/h
  • Range ~ 650 km
  • Maneuverability
  • Gradient 60%
  • Side slope 30%
  • Vertical step 1.15 m
  • Trench 3 m
  • Fording 1 m
  • Fording (with preparation) ?


The Wisent 2 armored engineer vehicle was developed by FFG of Germany. This vehicle was aimed to meet requirements of current operations and deployment scenarios in hotspot areas such as Afghanistan and Iraq. It is worth noting that the FFG company has considerable experience in the upgrade and overhaul of various armored vehicles. The Wisent 2 is based on the Leopard 2 main battle tank. Development was completed somewhere in 2009. In 2012 Canadian armed forces ordered a total of 12 Wisent 2 combat vehicles with an option for five more. There is also a Wisent 1, developed by FFG. It is based on the Leopard 1 main battle tank.

The Wisent 2 is an unusual multi-purpose vehicle. It can be reconfigured from Armored Engineer Vehicle (AEV) to Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) in less than 5 hours. The whole concept behind this vehicle is a modular platform, that can be fitted with various add-on and interchangeable equipment.

Once configured as an armored engineer vehicle the Wisent 2 can build and remove obstacles on the battlefield. It can also prepare firing positions, cover up ditches and so on.

The Wisent 2 has a hinged excavator arm with a 1.3 m³ capacity bucket. It has a 260-300 m³/h earthmoving capacity. The excavator arm with bucket can lift loads of up to 4 000 kg. The Wisent 2 is also fitted with a 3.5 m wide high-performance dozer blade. Once fitted with extension, it has a width of 4.1 m. The dozer blade has an earthmoving capacity of 400 m³/h.

The dozer blade can be replaced by a mine plough for clearing pathways through mine fields. For this role the vehicle can be also fitted with a safe lane marking system. It allows assault units to move rapidly through obstacles, before enemy forces establish defenses.

In the ARV role the Wisent 2 can recover damaged, stuck, swamped or overturned combat vehicles on the battlefield. It also tows them to the nearest shelter, or maintenance unit. Vehicle can also provide maintenance service in the field. Crew of the Wisent 2 operate from under armor protection.

Once configured as an armored recovery vehicle, the Wisent 2 can lift loads up to 32 000 kg with a crane. It can be used to lift turrets or powerpacks of main battle tanks, or for other load-lifting work. If repairs are required to a vehicle's suspension, the crane raises the front of back of the vehicle to allow access to the damaged system. When not required the crane lays along the right side of the hull. The Wisent 2 also has a 40 t capacity main winch with 160 m of cable. It is used for recovery of damaged, stuck, sunken and overturned vehicles. There is also auxiliary winch with a 3 t capacity and 280 m of cable. Vehicle can carry a spare powerpack for field replacement.

This AEV/ARV has a level of protection, similar to that of the Leopard 2 main battle tank. Add-on passive, or reactive explosive armor can be fitted for even higher level of protection. This combat vehicle also has a high level of protection against landmines and improvised explosive devices. It withstands blasts equivalent to 10 kg of TNT under any track location or anywhere under the hull. Interior is lined with a spall liner. Vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

This multi-purpose vehicle can be fitted with remotely-controlled weapon station, armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun for self-defense. This weapon station is optional.

The Wisent 2 is powered by an MTU MB 873 Ka 501 turbocharged diesel engine. It is a 46.7-liter unit, developing 1 500 hp. This engine has a 47.6-liter displacement. It is mated to a Renk electro-hydraulic transmission with 4 forward and 2 reverse gears. It seems that the Wisent 2 can be fitted with a deep wading kit and ford water obstacles about 2 m deep.
 
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Wisent 1
Armored recovery vehicle / armored engineer vehicle
The Wisent 1 is a multi-purpose vehicle, that can be reconfigured from ARV to AEV


Specification

  • Entered service 2008 (?)
  • Crew 3 men
  • Dimensions and weight
  • Weight 47 t
  • Length 8.2 m
  • Width 3.5 m
  • Height ~ 3 m
  • Performance
  • Bucket capacity 1.3 m³
  • Dig depth ~ 4.4 m
  • Lifting capacity 30 t
  • Winch capacity 35 t
  • Towed load ~ 50 t
  • Earth working capacity (dozer) ~ 300 m³/h
  • Earth working capacity (excavator arm) 300 m³/h
  • Armament
  • Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm (optional)
  • Mobility
  • Engine MTU MB 838 Ca M500 diesel
  • Engine power 960 hp
  • Maximum road speed 65 km/h
  • Range ~ 600 km
  • Maneuverability
  • Gradient 60%
  • Side slope 30%
  • Vertical step 0.7 m
  • Trench 2.5 m
  • Fording 1.2 m
  • Fording (with preparation) ?


The Wisent 1 or Bergepanzer Wisent was developed by a German FFG company as a private venture. It is intended mainly for export. It is worth noting that FFG company has considerable experience in the upgrade and overhaul of various armored vehicles. The Wisent 1 evolved from a vehicle, known as the Armored Recovery Vehicle 2000 or ARV 2000. Essentially it is an upgraded version of the Leopard 1 armored recovery vehicle. The ARV 2000 has been exported to Belgium (20) and Chile (7). Later the ARV 2000 evolved into a more capable Wisent, that can be used for various roles. The Wisent 1 is in service with Denmark (5 units), and possibly some other countries. Danish vehicles entered service in 2008 and have seen action during combat operations in Afghanistan.

The Wisent 1 is based on the Leopard 1 tank chassis. Basically it is identical to the original Leopard 1 ARV, which was developed in the 1960s. It is worth noting that the German Army operated both Leopard 1 armored recovery vehicle and Leopard 1 armored engineer vehicle. Both of these vehicles have much in common. The Wisent 1 combines features of both. The whole concept behind this multi-purpose vehicle is a modular platform, that can be fitted with various add-on and interchangeable equipment. The Wisent 1 can be reconfigured from armored recovery vehicle to armored engineer vehicle in less than 5 hours in field conditions. A single vehicle can be used for various missions. It is intended to support Leopard 2 tanks. Yet it is a cheaper alternative to the Bergepanzer 3 Bufffel, based on the Leopard 2.

The Wisent 1 has a number of the older subsystems removed and replaced by commercially available systems. It has new hydraulic components. The whole hydraulic system has been upgraded. As a result the Wisent 1 is much more capable vehicle than its predecessor.

In the ARV role the Wisent 1 can recover damaged, stuck, swamped or overturned combat vehicles on the battlefield. It also tows them to the nearest shelter, or maintenance unit. Vehicle can also provide maintenance service in the field. Crew of the Wisent 1 operate from under armor protection.

Vehicle is fitted with a crane and can lift loads with a maximum weight of up to 30 t. The crane is used to lift turrets or powerpacks of main battle tanks, or for other load-lifting work. If repairs are required to a vehicle's suspension, the crane raises the front of back of the vehicle to allow access to the damaged system. When not required the crane lays along the right side of the hull.

Vehicle also has a 35 t capacity main winch with 90 meters of cable. It is used for recovery of damaged, stuck, sunken and overturned vehicles. There is also an auxiliary winch.

This vehicle has a front-mounted dozer blade. It can be used to clear obstacles and for earthmowing operations. It is also used as an earth anchor to stabilize the vehicle during craning, winching and excavating operations.

The Wisent 1 has a cargo platform over the engine compartment. It can carry a spare powerpack for field replacement. It can be a Leopard 1, Leopard 2, or other unit. Vehicle is fitted with integrated welding and cutting equipment for field repairs.

Once configured as an armored engineer vehicle the Wisent 1 can build and remove obstacles on the battlefield. It can also prepare firing positions, cover up ditches and so on.

For the armored engineer vehicle role the Wisent 1 is fitted with a newly developed excavator arm. It is based on commercial high-end excavator system. It is fitted with a 1.3 m³ capacity bucket. Earthmoving capacity is up to 300 m³/h. The excavator arm can also lift loads with a maximum weight of about 4.5 t.

The Wisent 1 can be also reconfigured for mine clearing role. It can clear pathways through minefields, allowing assault units to pass, before enemy establishes defenses. For this role it can be fitted with a full-width mine plough and a safe lane marking system.

This multi-purpose combat vehicle has a level of protection, similar to that of the Leopard 1 main battle tank. Add-on passive, or reactive explosive armor can be fitted for even higher level of protection. Vehicle withstands blasts equivalent to 8 kg of TNT anywhere under the hull or under any track location. Interior is lined with a spall liner. Vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

For self-defense the Wisent 1 can be armed with remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine gun.

Powerpack has been upgraded. Vehicle is powered by an MTU MB 838 Ca M500 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 960 hp. It is worth noting that Leopard 1 tank is powered by an engine, developing 830 hp. Vehicle also has a flexible hydropneumatic suspension. It seems that the Wisent 1 can be fitted with a deep wading kit and ford water obstacles about 2 m deep.

Later the FFG company developed a Wisent 2, based on the Leopard 2 main battle tank. It is also a multi-purpose vehicle, that can be reconfigured from AEV to ARV. Canadian armed forces ordered 12 of these combat machines with an option for five more.
 
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Ingeniorpanservogn

Combat engineering vehicle

The Ingeniorpanservogn was developed bu Alvis Moelv specially for Norwegian Army​


Specification

  • Entered service 1999
  • Crew 2 men
  • Dimensions and weight
  • Weight 46 t
  • Length 10 m
  • Width 3.6 m
  • Height 3 m
  • Performance
  • Bucket capacity 1 m³
  • Maximum reach 8 m
  • Maximum dig depth 4 m
  • Bucket earth working capacity 170 m³/h
  • Hydraulic arm load capacity 15 t
  • Dozer earth working capacity 270 m³/h
  • Winch capacity 60 t
  • Armament
  • Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
  • Mobility
  • Engine MTU MB 838 Ca M-500 diesel
  • Engine power 830 hp
  • Maximum road speed ~ 60 km/h
  • Range ~ 450 km
  • Maneuverability
  • Gradient 60%
  • Side slope 30%
  • Vertical step 1.3 m
  • Trench 2.5 m
  • Fording ~ 1.2 m
  • Fording (with preparation) 2.2 m / 4 m


In 1995 Alvis Moelv was awarded a contract by the Norwegian Army to produce a total of 22 combat engineering vehicles. These were converted from Leopard 1 main battle tanks. First production vehicles were delivered in 1999. All vehicles were delivered by 2001. In Norwegian Army service this combat engineering vehicle is known as Ingeniorpanservogn on IngPv.

The Alvis Moelv company closed in 2004. Furthermore Norwegian Army retired its fleet of Leopard 1 main battle tanks. Last Leopard 1A5 tanks were retired in 2011. These were replaced by Leopard 2 tanks. However combat engineering vehicles, armored recovery vehicles and bridgelayers, based on the Leopard 1 chassis, remain in service.

In concept the Ingenionrpanservogn is similar to the German Pioneerpanzer 2 Dachs combat engineering vehicle. It can build or remove obstacles on the battlefield.

This combat engineering vehicle has hydraulic arm, fitted with a 1 m³ capacity bucket. It is mounted on a turntable at the centre front of the vehicle. It is used for excavation. It can reach 8 m and has a dig depth of 4 m. It can move up to 170 m³ of soil per hour. The arm has a load capacity of 15 t and can be also used for other tasks. If required bucket can be replaced with a soil drill. When not in use, the arm is traversed to the rear.

This vehicle is also fitted with a dozer blade at the front. The dozer blade is 3.6 m wide. It can be tilted, elevated and skewed thanks to a unique hydraulic design. The main use of the blade is for digging and removing obstacles. It has a maximum earthworking capacity of 270 m³/h. It can clear or destroy roads. The Ingeniorpanservogn can prepare firing positions, cover up ditches and so on. The blade can also be used as a soil anchor when operating recovery winches or excavating.

Also there are two winches for recovery of damaged, swamped, stuck and overturned main battle tanks. These can be also used for self-recovery. Winches have a maximum pulling power of up to 60 000 kg. Each winch as 200 m of cable.

This armored engineer vehicle can be also fitted with a Mineclearing Line Charge (MICLIC). It is carried and launched from the roof of the Ingeniorpanservogn.

This vehicle weights 46 000 kg, however weight depends on armor configuration. It has a required level of protection to operate alongside the frontline units. Protection against mine blasts has been improved. Interior is lined with a spall liner. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

The Alvis Moelv armored engineer vehicle is armed with remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun for self-defense.

This machine is operated by a crew of two, including commander and driver. Crew members use a number of periscopes. Crew can operate entirely from the inside of the vehicle under armor protection. So excavation can be carried out under enemy fire.

This combat engineering vehicle uses the same engine as Leopard 1 tank. It is powered by MTU MB 838 Ca M-500 turbocharged diesel, developing 830 hp. With a deep fording kit installed this combat engineering vehicle can ford water obstacles up to 4 m deep.

Besides the combat engineering vehicle, Norwegian Army also awarded a contract to Alvis Moelv to develop mineclearing vehicle based on the Leopard 1. Later this programme was cancelled. Also Alvis Moelv developed a Hippo beach recovery vehicle, also based on the Leopard 1. Four of these machines were delivered to United Kingdom.
 
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AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge




AAAB System is a bridge and ferry system designed for Turkish Armed Forces’ for fast and safe transport of land vehicles through the rivers in the battlefield.

With its diesel engine, automatic transmission, pneumatic suspension and hydraulic brake system, the AAAB system can climb up to 50% gradient and move on 30% side slope. The system, different from the similar systems in the market, has an 8x8 drive system with a central tire inflation system.




The AAAB system has two water pump jets that provide the water operations and 360° movements in the water. The system can operate in water currents up to 2.5 m/s.

As a ferry, the AAAB system can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. By deploying the ramps, which are carried by a hydraulic crane, and joining two systems, a MLC70 T vehicle can be transported. By coupling three systems from ramp to ramp a MLC100 W vehicle can be transported through a river. As well as the role as a ferry, 12 AAB systems can be coupled and constructed as a 150 m long bridge for crossing of vehicles up to MLC100 W. More vehicles can be coupled depending on the requirement.




For the safety issues, AAAB system has a self recovery winch, an automatic fire suppression system, a fixed fire extinguishing system, portable fire extinguishers, and positive pressure NBC system.

The AAAB system has some additional standard specifications among its kind. It can carry 4 ramps on a single system. AAAB system has also standard anchoring system (both emergency and land anchoring systems), ballistic protection, and easy fault detection with CAN system.


AAAB Technical Specifications

Technical
Engine: 522 hp (390 Kw) Diesel
Transmision: Fully Automatic 6 Forward 1 Reverse
Pump Jets: 2x 131 Kw
Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept: Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8
Number of Axles: 4
Driven Axles: All
Steered Axles: All
Suspension: Double Wishbone, Independent, Air Suspension

Electrical System
Batteries: 2 x 12 V, 120 Ah (C20)
Alternators: Brushless, Self Excite 2x140 A

Brake System
-Service: Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
-Parking: Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released
Tire Type: Heavy Duty 16.00, R20 with Run Flat

Performance
Max. Road Speed: 50 km/h
Swimming (Loaded): 10 km/h (with 2 ea Pump Jets)
Range: 600+ km
Gradient: 50%
Side Slope: 30%
Vertical Obstacle: 0.50 m
Trench: 2 m
Turning Radius: 12 m (Centerline)
2 Bay Ferry Payload (Max Single Load): MLC 70 (Tracked)
3 Bay Ferry Payload : (Max Single Load): MLC 100 (Wheeled)
Bridge Payload : (Max Single Load): MLC 70 (Tracked) & MLC 100 (Wheeled)

General
Crew: 3
Weight: 36,000 kg
Vehicle Classification: MLC 36
Length: 13 m
Width: 3.5 m
Height: 4.1 m
Ground Clearance: 0 to 65cm (Adjustable)


 
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AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge




AAAB System is a bridge and ferry system designed for Turkish Armed Forces’ for fast and safe transport of land vehicles through the rivers in the battlefield.

With its diesel engine, automatic transmission, pneumatic suspension and hydraulic brake system, the AAAB system can climb up to 50% gradient and move on 30% side slope. The system, different from the similar systems in the market, has an 8x8 drive system with a central tire inflation system.




The AAAB system has two water pump jets that provide the water operations and 360° movements in the water. The system can operate in water currents up to 2.5 m/s.

As a ferry, the AAAB system can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. By deploying the ramps, which are carried by a hydraulic crane, and joining two systems, a MLC70 T vehicle can be transported. By coupling three systems from ramp to ramp a MLC100 W vehicle can be transported through a river. As well as the role as a ferry, 12 AAB systems can be coupled and constructed as a 150 m long bridge for crossing of vehicles up to MLC100 W. More vehicles can be coupled depending on the requirement.




For the safety issues, AAAB system has a self recovery winch, an automatic fire suppression system, a fixed fire extinguishing system, portable fire extinguishers, and positive pressure NBC system.

The AAAB system has some additional standard specifications among its kind. It can carry 4 ramps on a single system. AAAB system has also standard anchoring system (both emergency and land anchoring systems), ballistic protection, and easy fault detection with CAN system.


AAAB Technical Specifications

Technical
Engine: 522 hp (390 Kw) Diesel
Transmision: Fully Automatic 6 Forward 1 Reverse
Pump Jets: 2x 131 Kw
Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept: Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8
Number of Axles: 4
Driven Axles: All
Steered Axles: All
Suspension: Double Wishbone, Independent, Air Suspension

Electrical System
Batteries: 2 x 12 V, 120 Ah (C20)
Alternators: Brushless, Self Excite 2x140 A

Brake System
-Service: Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
-Parking: Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released
Tire Type: Heavy Duty 16.00, R20 with Run Flat

Performance
Max. Road Speed: 50 km/h
Swimming (Loaded): 10 km/h (with 2 ea Pump Jets)
Range: 600+ km
Gradient: 50%
Side Slope: 30%
Vertical Obstacle: 0.50 m
Trench: 2 m
Turning Radius: 12 m (Centerline)
2 Bay Ferry Payload (Max Single Load): MLC 70 (Tracked)
3 Bay Ferry Payload : (Max Single Load): MLC 100 (Wheeled)
Bridge Payload : (Max Single Load): MLC 70 (Tracked) & MLC 100 (Wheeled)

General
Crew: 3
Weight: 36,000 kg
Vehicle Classification: MLC 36
Length: 13 m
Width: 3.5 m
Height: 4.1 m
Ground Clearance: 0 to 65cm (Adjustable)

Damn thats one huge mobile bridge. :eek: I never that Turkey defense industry is that matured! One thing left for Turkey are:

Aircraft Carrier
Destroyer
Frigate
Fighter jet
long range anti missiles anti aircraft systems
Ballistic missiles
Subs
 
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Damn thats one huge mobile bridge. :eek: I never that Turkey defense industry is that matured! One thing left for Turkey are:

Aircraft Carrier
Destroyer
Frigate
Fighter jet
long range anti missiles anti aircraft systems
Ballistic missiles
Subs
Aircraft Carrier-TCG Levent LPD
Destroyer- TF-2000
Frigate- TF-100/200
Fighter jet- TFX
Long Range Missile Defence System- Aselsan together with Rocketsan developing an indigenous system
Balistic missile-?
Subs- after the 6 Type 214TN AIP we will develope an indigenous system.
 
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AACE Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover


AACE is an amphibious, armored, tracked, combat earthmover designed for Turkish Armed Forces’ to be used for preparation of the river banks in crossing over operations. It is capable of performing bulldozing, rough grading, excavating, hauling, and scraping operations. As compared to standard work machines, AACE has the capability to take in ballast from the soil ground to its ballast canister when necessary and discharge it at the end of the operation. In standard work machines, the dozer blade is swinging while the vehicle is stable however in AACE it is fixed to the vehicle. With its superior hydraulic suspension system, the front side of AACE can be lifted down or up and by this way its blade or ballast canister can touch and access the ground. As a result, more efficient shoveling and plowing can be performed. These activities can also be performed while the vehicle is mobile.

One of the most important features of AACE has is that it is amphibious and has the capacity for 2 crews. Besides, AACE has modern electronic systems like day and night cameras, multi-function LCD monitor and air-condition. The hull of AACE was designed as aluminium by taking into account its floating requirements and ballistic protection at the same time. Its hydraulic power and power transmission systems were equipped with modern equipment and tools and by this way the vehicle has higher maneuver capability and performance.



At AACE’ powerpack assembly, A full automatic transmission is coupled with diesel engine. AACE can move 45 km/h speed on land and can reach to the operation area together with other military vehicles without the need for transportation up to. It can travel safely in river streams up to 1.5 m/sec with 360° high-maneuvered capability through its 2 water jets.

AACE Technical Specifications

Technical
Engine: 400 hp Diesel
Transmission: Fully Automatic
Suspension: Hydraulic
Enviromental Conditions: -32 °C to +49 °C

Protection
Armor Protection: Standard
Mine protection: Standard
Smoke Grenade Launcher: 6 ea

Life Support Equipment
CBRN System: Positive Pressure Type
A/C System: Heating and Cooling
Fire Extinguisher System: Fixed Extinguishing System for Engines and Portable Extinguishers

Mission Equipment
Vision System: Thermal & Day Cameras
Recovery Winch: 15,000 kg

Performance
- Max Road Speed: 45 km/h
- Max Speed in Water: 8,6 km/h (with 2 ea Water Jets)
Swimming: Fully Amphibious
Range: 400 km
Gradient: 60%
Side Slope: 30%
Vertical Obstacle: 0.4 m
Trench: 1.5 m
Turning Radius: Pivot

General
Crew: 2

Weight: 19,500 kg
Length: 6.2 m
Width: 3.3 m
Height: 3.2 m
Ground Clearance: 0.39 m

 
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IMR-2
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Combat engineering vehicle


The IMR-2 combat engineering vehicle is in service with the Russian Army and some other countries


IMR-2M2
Entered service 1987
Crew 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 44.3 t
Length 9.55 m
Width 4.35 m
Height 3.68 m
Performance
Crane capacity 2 t
Earth working capacity 200 - 250 m³/h
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Mobility
Engine V-84-1 diesel
Engine power 840 hp
Maximum road speed 50 km/h
Range 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 50%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2.7 m
Fording 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) 5 m


The IMR-2 combat engineering vehicle was developed as a replacement for the original IMR. It was accepted to service in 1980. Full-rate production commenced in 1982. The first production model was the IMR-2M. Until 1990 a total of 659 IMR-2 vehicles and its improved variants were produced. Currently the IMR-2 is in service with the Russian Army as well as some other countries. It saw action during the Soviet War in Afghanistan and both Chechen wars. It was also used during Chernobyl NPP accident relief operation.

The IMR-2 is based on the T-72 main battle tank chassis. It's predecessor, the original IMR was based on the T-54/T-55 medium tanks. Turret of the T-72 has been removed and new rotating superstructure has been fitted. A multi-purpose telescopic arm is mounted on the superstructure, which can be fitted with various attachments, including manipulator and a bucket. The arm can reach over 8 m and has a payload capacity of 2 t. In travelling order the telescopic arm is traversed to the rear.

There is also a front-mounted dozer blade. It can be used in a V-shape or straight configuration. The dozer blade is used for earthmoving operations, grading, road clearing filling ditches and obstacle removal. It can follow terrain contours. During earth working operations the dozed blade has a 200 - 250 m³/h capacity. When not in use the blade is folded upwards.

This combat engineering vehicle is operated by a crew of two.

The IMR-2 series combat engineering vehicles are well protected and can operate on the battlefield under fire. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. This combat engineering vehicle is armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun for self-defense.

The original IMR-2M is powered by a V-84-1 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 840 hp. The same engine is used on the later production models of the T-72 main battle tank. With preparation this combat engineering vehicle can ford water obstacles up to 5 m deep.

During production the IMR-2 had several changes. It was fitted with mine clearing ploughs, extended mine clearing charges and other combat engineer equipment.

Since 1982 an improved IMR-2M1 had been produced. It was fitted with extra protection for hydraulic system, however mine clearing charges were removed. The machine gun was also removed.

A slightly revised IMR-2M2 was produced between 1987 and 1990.

The latest version is the IMR-2MA. It is also referred as the IMR-3M. Its production commenced in 1996. This engineering vehicle is based on the T-90 MBT chassis. It carries the same engineering equipment.



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Combat engineering vehicle


The Spanish CZ-10/25E Alacran combat engineering vehicle was converted from the M60A1 MBT


Entered service 1997
Crew 3 men

Dimensions and weight

Weight 53 t
Length 9.1 m
Width 4 m
Height ~ 4 m

Performance
Dig depth 2.65 m
Shovel capacity 0.43 m³
Winch capacity 25 t
Earth working capacity ?

Armament

Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm

Mobility

Engine Continental AVDS-1790-2 diesel
Engine power 750 hp
Maximum road speed 45 km/h
Range ~ 480 km

Maneuverability

Gradient 50%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 1.2 m
Trench 2.3 m
Fording 1.2 m




The CZ-10/25E Alacran combat engineering vehicle was developed by Peugeot Talbot to meet the Spanish Army requirement. The first prototype was built for evaluation in 1995. The CZ-10/25E is based on a modified M60A1 MBT from the Spanish Army stocks. It is worth mentioning, that the Spanish Army received 50 of these tanks from the United States. Production contract for the CZ-10/25E was awarded in 1997. A total of 38 tanks were converted to Alacran combat engineering vehicles. Deliveries to the Spanish Army commenced in 1997 and were completed in 1999. Remaining 12 ex-US M60A1 tanks were converted to armored bridgelayers.

Gun of the M60A1 was removed and Case Poclain digger with articulated arm has been fitted. Engine, transmission and some other chassis elements were replaced. The digger uses power of the main engine. The Alacran is also fitted with a front-mounted dozer blade. It is 4 m wide, 0.8 m deep and has an excavation depth of 0.3 m. The dozer blade can also act as a stabilizing anchor. It can be replaced with mine clearing rollers or ploughs. This combat engineering vehicle is fitted with a rear-mounted winch. It has a 25 t capacity, however it can be increased to 50 t by the help of pulley blocks.

Mechanical digger of the CZ-10/25E has a traverse range of 360 degrees. The digger arm has a reach of 7.2 m and can dig to a maximum depth of 2.65 m. The excavating shovel has a 430 liter capacity. It can lift a maximum load of 7 t. If required the shovel can be replaced with jackhammer or cutting tool. When clearing mines a special cleared lane marking device is added at the rear of the hull.

The Alacran is armed with a cupola-mounted 12.7-mm machine gun for self-defense. This combat engineering vehicle is operated by a crew of three.

The Alacran combat engineering vehicle is powered by Continental AVDS-1790-2 series turbocharged diesel engine, developing 750 hp.

Spanish Army also operates M60A1 series tanks, converted to VLPD 26/70E armored bridgelayers. These are fitted with Leguan bridge, which is launched over the front of the vehicle. A total of 12 of these bridgelayers were produced. In the future these bridgelayers are to be replaced with Leopard 2-based vehicles.



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Trojan
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Combat engineering vehicle



Primary mission of the Trojan combat engineering vehicle is to clear pathways through minefields


Entered service 2007
Crew 3 men

Dimensions and weight

Weight 62.5 t
Length 8.3 m
Width 3.5 m
Height 2.5 m

Armament

Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm

Mobility

Engine Perkins CV12 diesel
Engine power 1 200 hp
Maximum road speed 59 km/h
Range 450 km

Maneuverability

Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.9 m
Trench ~ 2.3 m
Fording ~ 1 m


The Trojan AVRE (Armored Vehicle Royal Engineers) was developed by BAE Systems to meet a requirement of the UK MoD. Development contract was awarded in 2001. First prototype was delivered to Royal Engineers for trials and evaluation in 2004. Deliveries commenced in 2006. The Trojans were first operationally used in Afghanistan in 2009. British Army is the only operator of this combat engineering vehicle. Primary mission of the Trojan is to clear pathways through minefields, creating safe lanes for other vehicles. It allows assault units to move rapidly through minefields, before enemy forces establish defenses. It is also used for many other engineering tasks. A total of 33 Trojans were built for the British Army.

The Trojan is based on a modified Challenger 2main battle tank chassis. The turret has been removed and replaced by a new superstructure with special equipment. The Trojan is fitted with mine plough, dozer blade and a large excavator arm. It replaced the obsolete Chieftain-based AVRE in service with the Royal Engineers.

The Trojan is fitted with a full-length mine plough, that pushes mines out of the way to clear a safe path for following vehicles. A clear lane marking system can also be fitted. The mine plough can be easily replaced with a dozer blade.

The excavator arm is used for earth works, grabbing and moving obstacles, placing fascines. The standard bucket has a 1 m³ capacity. Bucket can be replaced with other attachments. The arm lift capacity is 6.5 tonnes.

This vehicle can carry fascines and drop into ditches. Also it can tow a trailer carrying Python rocket-propelled minefield breaching system.

The Trojan combat engineering vehicle has the same level of armor protection as the Challenger 2 MBT. It provides a very high level of protection against direct fire weapons. If required additional armor can be added. Vehicle also has enhanced protection against landmines. There is an NBC protection system for the crew, so this engineering vehicle can operate in hazardous environments.

This combat engineering vehicle is armed with a remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun for self-defense.

The Trojan has a crew of three, including commander, driver, and operator.

This combat engineering vehicle is powered by a Perkins CV12 TCA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 1 200 hp. Vehicle is also fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers all systems, when the Trojan is stationary and the main engine is turned off.
 
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Combat engineering vehicle


The Terrier is a general support combat engineering vehicle, intended for battlefield preparation

Entered service 2013
Crew 2 men

Dimensions and weight

Weight ~ 30 t
Length 6 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2 m

Armament

Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm

Mobility

Engine Caterpillar C18 diesel
Engine power 700 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range ~ 600 km

Maneuverability

Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording ~ 1 m



The Terrier combat engineering vehicle was developed by BAE Systems to meet a requirement of the UK MoD. Development contract was awarded in 2002. The Terrier is a replacement for the current FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor, which entered service with the British Army back in 1976. A prototype of the Terrier was revealed in 2005. From 2013 it will replace the FV180 CET in service with the Royal Engineers. The British Army requirement is for 60 of these engineering vehicles. This machine is referred as the most advanced engineering vehicle of the British Army.

The Terrier is a general support engineering vehicle, intended for battlefield preparation in the indirect fire zone. It's typical tasks are route clearance, digging of anti-tank ditches, digging defensive positions for troops or armored vehicles. It also has a mine clearing capability. For these missions this combat engineering vehicle is fitted with a front high-capacity bucket. It is used to clear obstacles, dig pits and grip large items. There is also a side mounted excavator arm, that can lift up to 3 tonnes at maximum reach.

It can also tow a trailer carrying fascines, trackway, or Python minefield breaching system. Vehicle can be also fitted with a mine plough.

The new vehicle has more effective armor and mine protection, than the current FV180 CET. Hull of the Terrier is welded from steel. Crew compartment is lined with spall liners. Vehicle provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. If required additional armor can be added. Vehicle has a double floor, which provides protection against landmines.

The Terrier has a crew of two, including commander and driver. However this engineering vehicle can be operated by remote control from up to 1 km away in dangerous environments.

The only defensive armament carried by the Terrier is a roof-mounted 7.62-mm machine gun. However a remotely controlled weapon station can be mounted.

The Terrier is powered by Caterpillar C18 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 700 hp. The Terrier is faster and more mobile than the current FV180 CET. It is worth mentioning, that roadwheels of the Terrier are based on the CV90 technology. This combat engineering vehicle is capable of keeping pace with the Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior infantry fighting vehicles. The Terrier can be airlifted by the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III or Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.


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Combat engineering vehicle


The FV180 CET is a versatile amphibious combat engineer vehicle


Entered service 1975
Crew 2 men

Dimensions and weight

Weight 17.7 t
Length 7.3 m
Width 2.76 m
Height 3.41 m

Armament

Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm

Mobility

Engine Rolls-Royce C6TFR diesel
Engine power 320 hp
Maximum road speed 56 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 8 km/h
Range 320 km

Maneuverability

Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2 m
Fording 1.63 m
Fording (with preparation) Amphibious



The FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET) is currently in service with the Royal Engineers. It is a specialist armored vehicle of the British Army. Whereas most such vehicles are converted tanks, the CET was purpose-designed for the engineering role from the start. In 1974 seven prototypes of this engineering vehicle were built. After extensive trials and some modifications this vehicle was accepted to service with the British Army in 1975. Production commenced in the Royal Ordnance factory in 1977. First production vehicles were delivered to the Royal Engineers in 1978. Export operators are India (39) and Singapore (18).

The CET is a versatile amphibious combat engineer vehicle. It's primary task is earth mowing, however it can assist in a variety of other battlefield engineering tasks. It can clear obstacles, repair roads, dig pits, prepare barriers, prepare riverbanks for vehicle crossing and recover other damaged, swamped or stuck armored vehicles.

A large earthmoving bucket is fitted at the rear of the vehicle. It is used for earth moving, clearing obstacles, paths, or digging pits for armored vehicles. It can lift loads up to 4 tonnes.

The FV180 has a twin-skin aluminum alloy armor hull. It provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. It also has an NBC protection system.

This military vehicle is armed with a single 7.62-mm machine gun for self-defense.

The FV180 has a crew of two, including driver and engineer. Occupants sit in tandem position on the left side of the vehicle. The driver sits at the front and operates the winch, while the second crew member to his rear operates the bucket. Both crew members can reverse their seats to carry out each other's duties.

Vehicle is powered by 12.2-liter Rolls-Royce C6TFR turbocharged diesel engine, developing 320 hp. It seems that later production vehicles were fitted with a more fuel efficient engine. Vehicle uses a number of standard commercial automotive components. The engine and transmission are mounted at the right side of the hull. The FV180 can be driven equally fast forwards or backwards, enabling it quickly excavate, carry and conceal the soil.

The CET has amphibious capability. With little preparation this combat engineering vehicle is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by two waterjets. When not in use the waterjets are closed with armored covers to prevent damage. To help CET leave the water on steep slopes and riverbanks it is equipped with a 100 m winch cable attached to an anchor that can be fired by rocket, so the CET can winch itself ashore.

The FV180 Combat Engineering Tractor is due to be replaced with the new Terrier. It is a more capable and better protected engineering vehicle. Development of the Terrier is complete. From 2013 it will gradually replace the ageing fleet of the CETs in service with the Royal Engineers.
 
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