Dzik-3 known as Ain Jaria-1
|Place of origin||Poland|
|In service||2004 - Present|
|Used by|| Iraq,
|Armor||Mostly B6 class armour; engine B4 armored|
|PK machine gun using 7.62x51 NATO|
|As an alternative NSV using 12.7 x 107 mm or 12.7 x 99 mm NATO|
|Engine||Iveco Aifo SOFIM 8140.43N
107 kW (146 KM)
- For other meanings, see Dzik (disambiguation).
Dzik (Polish: Wild Boar) is a 4.5-ton Polish-made multi-purpose infantry mobility vehicle. Produced by the AMZ works in Kutno, it is designed for serving both the patrol and intervention roles, as well as an armoured personnel carrier for use by various peace-keeping and policing forces. Its armour provides defence against 7.62 mm bullets. The Dzik-3 also boasts bulletproof windows, puncture-proof tires and smoke launchers.
The Dzik cars are powered by a turbodiesel engine that produces 146 hp (107 kW) with a 2,797 cm³ displacement.
The Dzik is issued in four variants based on the same chassis:
- Dzik-AT (AT antyterrorystyczny - anti-terrorist) with 3 doors, room for up to 8 people and 10 firing ports.
- Dzik-2 with 5 doors, room for up to 8 people, 8 firing ports and a rotating machine gun turret in the roof.
- Dzik-3 (also known by the Iraqi designation Ain Jaria 1) with 4 doors, room for up to 11 soldiers, 13 firing ports, machine gun turret and two double smoke grenade launchers.
- Dzik Cargo with 2 doors, 2 firing ports, room for up to 3 people and a cargo hold.
A number of Dzik-AT cars were bought by the Polish Ministry of Interior and are to replace obsolete BTR-60 APCs as the basic anti-terrorist vehicle in Polish service. Dzik-2 are used by the Polish Military Police (Żandarmeria Wojskowa), and are also known under a nickname Gucio (a diminutive of Gustav).
The Dzik-3 was specifically designed to fit the needs of the New Iraqi Army, where it is adopted as the basic armoured personnel carrier. As of 2006[update], 600 Dzik-3 were ordered, with an option to extend the order to 1,000 or more.
- SPAP (Samodzielny Pododdział Antyterrostyczny) - Dzik-AT
- Military Gendarmerie - Dzik-2 (Gucio)
- Polish Land Forces - probably Dzik-3
- Iraqi Army - Dzik-3
- AMZ-KUTNO Ltd Military production. Retrieved on January 11, 2008.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dzik.|
- Dzik at producer's website (en)
- Iraqis Take Lead in Tactical Ops With Up-Armored Vehicles (en)
- History of "Dziks" (pl)