Rheinmetall YAK

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Rheinmetall YAK
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German DURO III Ambulance version (appearance of the DURO resembles the YAK)
Place of origin Switzerland Switzerland
Service history
Used by Germany Germany
Production history
Designer Bucher-Guyer AG
Designed 2006
Manufacturer MOWAG/Rheinmetall AG
Specifications
Weight 13500kg[1]
Length 6.49 m
 length 3.53m (wheelbase)
Width 2.46m
Height 2.59m-2.83m
Crew 2+12

Main
armament
Rheinmetall MG3 or HK GMG
Engine Cummins ISBe 5.9L diesel
184 kW (250 hp)
Payload capacity 5500kg
Transmission Allison 2500SP
Suspension 6x6 wheeled
Ground clearance 0.4m
Fuel capacity 220 liters
Speed 100 km/h

The YAK is a heavily armored and mine-protected transport vehicle produced by the German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme AG based on the DURO IIIP chassis from the Swiss company MOWAG GmbH. DURO stands for DUrable and RObust.

The German Army uses the YAK for its military police, EOD teams, and as an ambulance.

The first batch of DURO III vehicles for Germany consisted of 31 vehicles. Another 100 vehicles in the upgraded YAK versions were ordered with deliveries between 2006 and 2009. A total of 296 vehicles are planned for 2012.

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