Pandur I

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Pandur 6X6 APC
Radpanzer Pandur Austria 3.JPG
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Austria
Production history
Manufacturer Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Specifications
Weight 13.5 tonnes
Length 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 1.82 m (6.0 ft)
Crew 2 + 8 passengers

Armor protection against 12,7 mm rounds in the 30° frontal arc and against 7,62 mm rounds everywhere else
Main
armament
12.7mm MG (other options available)
Engine Steyr 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel
194 kW (260 bhp) at 2400 rpm
Operational
range
700 km (430 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The Pandur is an APC developed and produced by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (SSF). It was developed during the 1980s as a private venture, based on the Pegaso BMR-600 design.[1] In 2003, General Dynamics took over Steyr-Daimler-Puch and is now part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems (ELCS), which is also the parent company of MOWAG and Santa Bárbara Sistemas.

Armament[edit]

The baseline vehicle is armed with a 12.7 mm (.50 cal) heavy machine gun. Its modular design allows it to be fitted with a variety of weapon systems, including a 20 mm autocannon and an armored two-man 90 mm gun turret.

Variants[edit]

  • Pandur I
    • Model A - extended centre roof
    • Model B - flat roof
      • Amphibious vehicle - greater buoyancy and is propelled in the water by two water jets
      • Mortar carrier
      • Reconnaissance Fire Support Vehicle
  • Pandur II

The Pandur I is no longer in production and has been replaced by the improved Pandur II, which is available in 6x6 and 8x8 versions.

Operators[edit]

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