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|Place of origin||Poland|
|Weight||16,500 kg (36,400 lb)|
|Length||7.43 m (24.4 ft)|
|Width||2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)|
|Height||2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)|
|Crew||3 + passengers|
259 kW (347 hp)
|Power/weight||15.6 kW/t (21.2 PS/t) (max weight)|
|Ground clearance||0.4 m (1 ft 4 in)|
|800 km (500 mi)|
|Speed||over 100 km/h (60 mph) on land
up to 10 km/h (6 mph) in water
The KTO Ryś (KTO for Kołowy Transporter Opancerzony - lit. Wheeled Armored Vehicle; Ryś is Polish for Lynx) is 8x8 multi-role military vehicle produced by WZM S.A. (Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne Spółka Akcyjna - lit. Military Motorization Works Joint Stock Company ), former WZM no. 5. The vehicle is a deep development of OT-64 SKOT.
Armored ambulance vehicle with crew of 3, capable to transport maximum of 4 injured in stretched position. This variant was adopted by Polish land Forces and fielded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Irbis is a 6x6 variant of Ryś armored personnel carrier.
At early stages of development Ryś was presented in many variants like APCs and IFV with Reihmal E8 or Rafael RCWS-127 turrets, M98 mortar carrier and other. All those vehicles were based on early first generation of Ryś vehicles, much closer to original OT-64 SKOT, none of those vehicles were adopted, and the manufacturer no longer offers them.
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