Mowag Eagle

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MOWAG Eagle
Bundeswehr mowag eagle IV front.JPG
MOWAG Eagle IV of the German Army
Place of origin   Switzerland
Service history
Used by Germany, Denmark, Switzerland
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Production history
Manufacturer MOWAG
Produced 2003-
Variants Eagle I, II, III, IV
Specifications
Weight 4x4:7,000 kg (15,000 lb) (curb)
4x4:10,000 kg (22,000 lb) (GVM)
6x6:7,700 kg (17,000 lb) (curb)
6x6:15,000 kg (33,000 lb) (GVM)
Length 5.37 m (211 in)
6x6: 6.9 m (270 in)
 length 3.53 m (139 in) (wheelbase)
Width 2.16 m (85 in)
Height 2.0 m (79 in)
Crew 1+4

Armor STANAG 4569
Ballistic level 2
Mine level 2a
Main
armament
remote weapon system
Engine Cummins ISBe 5.9L
184 kW (250 hp)
Payload capacity 2,200kg (at protection level 2/2a)
6x6: 7,300kg
Transmission Allison 2500SP
Suspension 4x4 or 6x6 wheeled
Ground clearance .4m
Fuel capacity 180 L (48 US gal; 40 imp gal)
Operational
range
650 km (400 mi)
Speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The MOWAG Eagle is a wheeled armored vehicle designed by the Swiss MOWAG corporation. It has gone through several generations of development. The current vehicle, introduced in November 2003, is the Eagle IV, which is based on the Duro IIIP chassis.[1] The original MOWAG Eagle used the chassis and running gear of the American Humvee, while the Eagle II and Eagle III use the chassis and running gear of the Humvee ECV.[2] A Prototype is now part of the Military Museum Full.

A modular 6x6 variant that was developed for an Australian Army tender made its market debut at Eurostatory 2012.

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Eagle I, II, III[edit]

  • Mowag Eagle Ambulance versions
    Switzerland Swiss Army - A total of 329 Eagle I and II are in use as light armored reconnaissance vehicles (Aufklärungsfahrzeug), armed with a 7.5mm Pz Mg 51/71 machine gun and fitted with thermal imaging and radio equipment.[3] They are known respectively as Aufklärungsfahrzeug 93 and Aufklärungsfahrzeug 97. 120 Eagle III have been acquired as mobile artillery observer vehicles in 2003, with substantial improvements made to communications and surveillance equipment (yet lacking the machine gun of previous versions).
  • Denmark Danish Army - 36 Eagle I,[2] known as Spejdervogn M/95. Nowadays, the M/95 is used without the original MKB-2 turret.

Eagle IV[edit]

Eagle V[edit]

  • Germany The German Army ordered 176 Eagle V in May 2013[7]

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