Terradyne Armored Vehicles Gurkha

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Gurkha
Type Tactical Armored Vehicle
Place of origin Canada
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Manufacturer Terradyne Armored Vehicles
Produced 2011–present
Variants LAPV, MPV, RPV
Specifications
Weight 8.6 t (18,959.75 lb)
Length 5.6 m (220.47 in)
Width 2.16 m (85.04 in)
Height 2.5 m (98.43 in)
Crew 2
Passengers Up to 12

Main
armament
Optional gun turret
Engine 6.7L V8 Turbo diesel
330 HP/750 lb-ft torque
Transmission 4x4 wheeled
Ground clearance 355 mm (13.98 in) (ground to bottom of rear differential case)
Fuel capacity 40 gallons
Speed 128 km (79.54 mi)

The Terradyne Armored Vehicles Gurkha is an armored military and law enforcement vehicle built by Ontario-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc. who now own all global rights to this product. This 4×4 light armored patrol vehicle is currently produced in three tactical configurations (LAPV/MPV/RPV), each of which employs the Ford F550 chassis. They both employ Ford's in-house built 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The name was derived from the bravest Gurkha army.

Variants[edit]

  • LAPV (Light Armored Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Border patrol/law enforcement/government agencies/private security/tactical medic vehicle

  • MPV (Multi-purpose Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Purpose built for law enforcement and related government agencies only. SWAT/SRT/ETF/ERT/rescue vehicle

  • RPV (Rapid Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Critical infrastructure protection/law enforcement/government agencies/military/border patrol

  • RPV Civilian Edition (civilian)

Application: Company PR vehicle/daily driver/rolling panic room/executive protection/offroad vehicle/hobby vehicle

Operators[edit]

The GURKHA vehicle is in use in the following regions:

Rojava: US-led international coalition to counter ISIS provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces with Gurkha vehicles to be used in Raqqa offensive against ISIS.[1][2][3][4]

 Australia

 Bahrain

 Bulgaria

 Canada

 Egypt

 Estonia

 Iraq

 Jamaica

 Libya

 Mexico

  • Fuerza Civil: Nuevo León State Police, known as Fuerza Civil (Civil Force)[10]
  • Fuerza Civil: Veracruz (Civil Force)
  • Guadalupe SSP
  • GROMS Policia Saltillo: Grupo de Reacción Operativa, known as GROMS in Saltillo[11]

 Nigeria

 Oman

 Singapore

 Saudi Arabia

 UAE

 USA

In popular culture[edit]

The Gurkha appeared in the 2011 film Fast Five and as the getaway car in the Monte Carlo chase of the 2012 animation film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. The vehicle was also used in the second season of Arrow, a television show based on the DC comics character Green Arrow. Rockstar Games used some elements and design of the SUV in Grand Theft Auto Online for an armoured vehicle named the HVY Insurgent and a similar vehicle, the HVY Insurgent Pick-Up. It is also featured in racing games Forza Horizon 2, Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport 6 as a part of Fast & Furious Car Pack DLC.

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