Alvis Stormer

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Alvis Stormer
Alvis Stormer in 2009.jpg
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Specifications
Weight 12.7 tonnes
Length 5.27 m
Width 2.76 m
Height 2.49 m
Crew 2 + 12

Engine Perkins 6-litre, 6-cylinder diesel
250 hp (186 kW)
Power/weight 21 hp/tonne
Transmission David Brown TN15D
Suspension Torsion bar
Operational
range
640 miles, 800 km
Speed 50 mph, 80 km/h

Alvis Stormer is a modern military armoured vehicle manufactured by the British company, Alvis Vickers, now BAE Systems Global Combat Systems.

The Stormer is a development of the CVR(T) family of vehicles (Scorpion, Scimitar, Spartan etc.), essentially a larger, modernised version with an extra road-wheel on each side.

Variants[edit]

Like most modern AFVs, Stormer can be produced in several different configurations for different battlefield roles. It is marketed by BAE as being fitted with many combinations such as a two-person turret armed with a 25 mm cannon, Air defence (with guns or missiles); engineer vehicle; recovery vehicle; ambulance; mine layer; 81 mm or 120 mm mortar carrier; command and control vehicle; bridge layer; and a logistics vehicle. Optional equipment, includes a nuclear-biological-chemical protection system; an amphibious kit; passive night-vision equipment; and an air-conditioning system

Specific types are:

Stormer HVM[edit]

The British Army use Stormer equipped with the Starstreak HVM for short range air defence. The future of the Stormer HVM in the British was uncertain, but under Army 2020, Stormer HVM will equip three regular and two reserve artillery batteries.[1]

Flat bed Stormer[edit]

A transport version of the Stormer with a flat load bed is used to carry the Shielder minelaying system.

Stormer 30[edit]

Stormer 30 is a development of the Stormer chassis to give a tracked reconnaissance vehicle. It is a turreted version of the Stormer. Armed with a 30 mm Bushmaster II automatic cannon, and with the option of a TOW missile launcher that can be fitted to either turret side. The cannon and turret can traverse through 360° and the elevation is from -45° to +60°. The rate of fire of the cannon is from single shot to a maximum of 200 rounds per minute. The cannon has a double selection ammunition feed system with 180 rounds of ammunition ready to fire.

The vehicle remains in the prototype stage and it is unclear when it will enter service. The vehicle will be fully air transportable by C-130 Hercules used by the RAF aircraft as well as large CH-53 currently in service with NATO allies and other nations across the world.

Specifications[edit]

  • Crew: 3 + 8
  • Armament: 1 x 7.62 mm machine gun standard but depends upon version
  • Engine: Perkins T6.3544 six-cylinder diesel
  • Length: 5.27 m (17 ft 3 in)
  • Width: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.27 m (7 ft 5 in)
  • Max speed: 80 km/h
  • Range: 650 km [2]

Operators[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/218131434/Force-Troops-Command-Overview
  2. ^ "Stormer". Jane's Information Group Light Armoured Vehicles. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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