|Type||Armoured personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Thailand|
|Used by||See Operators|
|Designer||Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Company|
|Manufacturer||Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Company|
|Produced||2010 – present|
|Engine||Cummins Diesel Engine
|Transmission||Allison automatic transmission|
|Ground clearance||0.4 Meters|
First Win is an infantry mobility vehicle with an all-welded steel V-shaped monocoque hull that provides a high level of protection against a variety of battlefield threats, including mines and improvised explosive devices. Gross vehicle weight is about 9 tonnes and it can carry up to 10 troops plus driver.
The Royal Thai Army has announced an official order of 21 First Wins. 5 More First Wins are being negotiated for acquisition. The Thai Ministry of Justice has officially ordered 18 First Wins. These will be assigned to the Department of Special Investigation.
Chaiseri also plans to export the First Win to customers who wish to purchase it.
A 7.62mm or .50 machine gun can be mounted on the roof and firing ports allow the crew to use their small arms from within the safety of the vehicle with other weapons including a RWS system.
For the power pack, Chaiseri opted for a Cummins diesel coupled to an Allison automatic transmission that gives a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. Standard equipment includes powered steering, independent suspension and run-fl at tyres.
- First Win: Thai First Variant.
- First Win-E: Thai upgrade of the First Win.
- Royal Thai Army - 21 First Wins ordered in March 2012. About 50 ordered in 2013. RTA's source said they interested to buy some First Win-E.
Potential and future operators
- http://www.thaiarmedforce.com/taf-military-news/53-rta-news/444-das2012-firstwin.html Royal Thai Army Service First Win
- http://www.janes.com/article/27953/thai-malaysia-collaborate-on-4x4-for-malaysian-army Thai-Malaysia collaborate