BMC - Kirpi

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Kirpi
2012 Eurosatory BMC trucks.JPG
BMC Kirpi MRAP in Eurosatory 2012
Type Infantry mobility vehicle
Place of origin Turkey Turkey
Service history
In service Active (in service)
Used by Operators
Production history
Designer BMC (Turkey)
Manufacturer BMC (Turkey)
Variants (4x4) and (6x6)
Specifications
Weight 16 tons
Length 6.0 m (short version)(4x4) and 7.075 m (long version)(4x4)
Width 2.51 m (4x4)
Height 2.86 m (4x4)
Crew 9-15

Armor STANAG 4569 Level 3 (MRAP) a
Main
armament
7.62 or 12.7 mm machine guns
Engine CUMMINS ISBE 275 or CUMMINS ISLE 350
ISBE 275 : 271 PS at 2100 rpm and ISLE 350 345 PS at 2100 rpm
Transmission Allison 3000 type 3000SP
Suspension Leaf spring
Ground clearance 345 mm
Fuel capacity 310 liter
Operational
range
1000 km at 60 km/h

BMC Kirpi is a Turkish made MRAP named after hedgehog. The purpose of design and production of mine-resistant armored personnel carrier Kirpi is to serve in Turkish Armed Forces. Kirpi is designed and manufactured by BMC.

Operators[edit]

country ordered delivered
 Turkey - Turkish Army 468 278+15[1][2]
 Tunisia - Tunisian Army 100 20[3]+20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Today's Zaman 12.09.2013 TMSF to continue producing Kirpi vehicle for army
  2. ^ "Turkish Company BMC has finally delivered 25 Kirpi 4x4 MRAP armoured vehicles to Turkish army". March 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Zaman 15.02.2014 The Kirpi export to Tunisia from BMC

External links[edit]

  • pic of new 20 Kirpi MRAP [1]