First Win

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First Win
Chaiseri First Win.jpg
First Win E
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Thailand
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designed 2010
Manufacturer Chaiseri Metal & Rubber
Produced 2010 – present
No. built 21
Weight 13 Tonnes
Length 4.61 Meters
Width 2.2 Meters
Height 2 Meters
Crew 1 driver, 10 dismounts

Engine Cummins Diesel Engine
197-215 hp
Transmission Allison automatic transmission
Suspension 4x4
Ground clearance 0.4 Meters
Speed 100 km/h

First Win is an infantry mobility vehicle with an all-welded steel V-shaped monocoque hull that provides high level protection against a variety of battlefield threats, including mines and improvised explosive devices.[1] Gross vehicle weight is about 9 tonnes and it can carry up to 10 troops plus driver.


The Royal Thai Army has officially announced a first batch order of 21 First Wins.[2] Five additional First Wins are being negotiated for acquisition.[3] The Thai Ministry of Justice has officially ordered 18 First Wins [3] designated for the Department of Special Investigation.[4]

Chaiseri also plans to export the First Win to potential foreign customers.[5]


A 7.62mm or .50 machine gun can be mounted on the roof, while firing ports allow use of small arms from inside. Remote Weapon System can also be installed upon requirement.[6]

The First Win is powered by a Cummins diesel engine (300HP in the original configuration, 250HP in the E version) coupled with an Allison 3000 SP automatic transmission (Allison 2500 SP in the E version., providing maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. The vehicle comes standard with powered steering, independent suspensions and run-flat tyres. Ballistic protection is up to STANAG 4569 Level II and mine protection to Level 3b under the hull centre and Level 4a under any station.


The following are manufactured by Chaiseri:[7][8]

  • First Win: The original variant. Known as First Win Multipurpose Armored Vehicle.
  • First Win-E: A more compact variant with gross vehicle weight of 10 tons, comparable to the HMMWV.
  • First Win Anti-Riot: Used by the Royal Thai Police with a remote control weapon system turret on top. Has a capacity of 8 occupants.
  • First Win APC: First shown in Defense & Security 2015, it has a long body so that more occupants can ride inside.
  • AV4 Lipan Bara: Licenced built by DefTech for Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysian Police.


  • Royal Thai Army - 21 First Wins ordered in March 2012.[9] About 50 ordered in 2013. RTA's source has indicate interest in the smaller First Win-E. Other 200 confirmed ordered, at least 18 per year will be delivered.
  • Department of Special Investigation - First Wins ordered in October 2015.[10]
  • Malaysian Army - First six units will be built by Chaiseri at its facilities in Pathum Thani Province and delivered to Malaysia in the first quarter of 2016. The remaining vehicles will be produced under licence by Malaysia'S DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (DefTech), designation of the vehicle was AV4 Lipanbara.[11][12]

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