Unibuffel

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Unibuffel
SLA UniBuffel.JPG
Unibuffel of the Sri Lankan Army
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin  Sri Lanka
Service history
In service 2000 - Present
Used by Sri Lanka
Production history
Designer Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Manufacturer Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Unit cost 4 Million rupee[1]
Produced 2000 - Present
Specifications
Weight 6.14 t
Length 5.1 m (16.73 ft)
Width 2.05 m (6.73 ft)
Height 2.95 m (9.68 ft)
Crew 2 + 10 passengers

Armor Classified
Main
armament
Twin 7.62mm MG (front)
Secondary
armament
Twin 7.62mm MG (rear)
Engine TATA Diesel Engine
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Operational
range
1000 km (621.37 mi)
Speed Road 96km/h (59.61 mph)
Off-road 30km/h (18.64 mph)

The Unibuffel is a mine-protected wheeled APC used by the Sri Lankan military.

Production history[edit]

Although similar to the South African Buffel, it is built entirely by the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME). Used very often by the Sri Lankan forces both as an armoured fighting vehicle and for protection against mines and IEDs and so played a major role in the Sri Lanka civil war. The Unibuffel is the improved version of the Unicorn which was also built by the SLEME. More than 53 Unibuffels had been manufactured as of 2006. The vehicle is powered by a TATA engine which can deal easily with rough terrain.[2]

Unibuffel MK II Armored Personnel Carriers on Military Parade

Operators[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Made in Sri Lanka. Retrieved on April 22, 2008.
  2. ^ a b The evolution of the indigenous armoured vehicle: From Unicorn to Unibuffel Retrieved on April 22, 2008

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