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ATF Dingo 2 with a mounted machine gun
|Type||Infantry mobility vehicle|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Wars||War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
|Unit cost||~$500,000 (2006)|
|Weight||8.8 - 11.9 t|
5.45 m (short)
6.08 m (long)
The ATF Dingo is a German heavily armored military infantry mobility vehicle based on a Unimog chassis with a V-hull design, produced by the company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). It is designed to withstand land mines, rifle fire, artillery fragments and NBC-threats. ATF stands for Allschutz-Transport-Fahrzeug, meaning all-protected transport vehicle in German. It is named after the Australian native dog, the dingo. Currently KMW is developing the Dingo 2 GFF for the German Army with increased internal volume.
Textron signed an exclusive deal to produce and market KMW's Dingo in the United States. However, Textron chose its own more expensive and heavier M1117 Armored Security Vehicle for the MRAP competition, which did not receive a contract.
The ATF Dingo has a modular design of the following five elements: chassis, protection cell, storage space, engine compartment, and its bottom mine blast deflector. Its design is lighter and includes an armored chassis with a blast pan instead of the more common monocoque hull found in modern blast resistant vehicles. IBD's layered MEXAS is used and the windows are angled to deflect blasts and bullets. A tarp is used over the back storage area instead of metal to save weight.
A mechanical weapons station utilizing periscopes, borrowed from KMW's Fennek, is located on the top of the vehicle. The weapons station allows the operator to sit safely inside the cabin. Recently the Bundeswehr ordered several hundred, fully remote-controlled weapons stations from KMW, for its Dingos and other armoured vehicles. - The light "FLW 100" (for the MG3 or the MG4) and the heavy "FLW 200" (for the M3M or the HK GMG). The weapons stations are controlled via a monitor inside the vehicle.
The ATF Dingo 2 is an advanced version of the Dingo based on the upgraded Unimog U 5000 chassis, that offers improved protection and more payload. It is offered in two versions with 3,250 (3.5 tonnes payload) and 3,850 mm (4 tonnes payload) wheelbase. The Dingo 2 can seat 8 personnel.
|Germany - Bundeswehr||Dingo 1||147||0||147|
|Dingo 2 A1/A2/A2.3||287||0||287|
|Dingo 2 BÜR (ground surveillance radar)||78||0||2|
|Dingo 2 A3 system repair||25||0||4|
|Dingo 2 C1 GSI battle damage repair||48||0||48 (by end 2010)|
|Dingo 2 A3.2 troop transport||45||0||45 (by end 2010)|
|Dingo 2 A3.2 operational intelligence||20||0||0, ordered 17.11.2010|
|Dingo 2 A3.3 troop transport||39||0||0, ordered 17.11.2010|
|Germany - Federal Police of Germany||Dingo 2 Polizei||2||0||2|
|Belgium - Belgian Land Component||Dingo 2 MPPV Fus (patroll)||158||0||158|
|Dingo 2 MPPV PC (mobile command post)||52||0||52|
|Dingo 2 MPPV ambulance||10||0||10|
|Dingo 2 (new variants)||0||66||0|
|Luxembourg - Luxembourg Army||Dingo 2 Protected Reconnaissance Vehicle||48||0||48|
|Austria - Austrian Armed Forces||Dingo 2 ATF||20||0||20|
|Dingo 2 AC NBC reconnaissance||12||0||12|
|Dingo 2 AC ambulance||3||0||3|
|Czech Republic - Czech Army||Dingo 2 A2||21||0||21|
|Norway - Norwegian Army||Dingo 2 A3||20||yes||10|
|Iraq Kurdistan Regional Government - Peshmerga||Dingo 1||5||0||5|
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- "Dingo - All Protected Vehicle (APV)". Defense Update. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann – DINGO 2 – Ihr Partner rund um Wehrtechnik
- http://www.strategie-technik.de/08_10/heer.pdf, retrieved 15 November 2010
- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann - Website of the manufacturer
- DINGO - Protection in the 10-Tonne Class
- Dingo 2 in the Austrian Armed Forces