A Condor of the Malaysian Army.
|Type||Armoured personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Weight||12.4 metric tons|
|20 mm cannon|
|Engine||Mercedes Benz OM352A / 6 cylinder
168 hp (125 kW)
|Suspension||Portal axle with coil spring and shock-absorbers|
The Condor is a 4×4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier originally designed by Thyssen-Henschel of Germany and manufactured by Henschel Wehrtechnik GmbH. The first prototype was completed in 1978. The Condor was designed as a successor to its UR-416 APC. The uprated Condor 2 was first sold in 2004. Today, the Condor is considered a legacy product of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, part of Rheinmetall's Vehicle Systems Division. The nearest vehicle to the Condor in RMMV's current product range is the Survivor R.
The Condor is designed primarily as an APC but it can also adopted for a variety of other roles including anti-tank, cargo carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, fitters' vehicle and reconnaissance vehicle. The Condor is based on the automotives of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog, the Condor 2 based on the Unimog U5000. The hull of the Condor is made of all-welded armoured steel protecting the crew from 7.62 mm armour-piercing (AP) rounds and 5.56 mm ball-type rounds, shell splinters and anti-personnel mines. The Condor is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by a propeller mounted under the rear of the hull. It is air-transportable in C-130 Hercules and in C-160 Transall type aircraft.
In 2016, Deftech showed a working upgraded Condor prototype at the DSA 2016 convention.
- Argentina is estimated to operate 20 Condor.
- Kuwait's National Guard received 8 Condor 2 in 2010.
- Malaysia ordered 459 Condor APCs late in 1981, with the last of these completed in March 1984.
- Portugal has 12 Condor, these operated by Polícia Aérea - Portuguese Air Force Police) 
- South Korea, 2 Condor 1 (use in general hospital)
- Thailand received 18 Condor in 1995, these operated by the Royal Thai Air Force)
- Turkey has 25 Condor (inactive being retired.)
- Uruguay has 44 Condor.
- "Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Condor". militaryfactory.com. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
- "Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Condor APC". IHS Jane's Christopher F Foss. 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Condor (APC).|