Mowag Eagle

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MOWAG Eagle
Bundeswehr mowag eagle IV front.JPG
MOWAG Eagle IV of the German Army
Place of origin Switzerland
Service history
Used by Germany, Denmark, Switzerland
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Production history
Manufacturer MOWAG
Produced 2003-present
Variants Eagle I, II, III, IV
Specifications
Weight 4x4:7,000 kg (15,000 lb) (curb)
4x4:10,000 kg (22,000 lb) (GVM)
6x6:7,700 kg (17,000 lb) (curb)
6x6:15,000 kg (33,000 lb) (GVM)
Length 5.37 m (211 in)
6x6: 6.9 m (270 in)
 length 3.53 m (139 in) (wheelbase)
Width 2.16 m (85 in)
Height 2.0 m (79 in)
Crew 1+4

Armor STANAG 4569
Ballistic level 2
Mine level 2a
Main
armament
remote weapon system
Engine Cummins ISBe 5.9L
184 kW (250 hp)
Payload capacity 2,200 kg (4,900 lb) (at protection level 2/2a)
6x6: 7,300 kg (16,100 lb)
Transmission Allison 2500SP
Suspension 4x4 or 6x6 wheeled
Ground clearance 0.4 m (16 in)
Fuel capacity 180 L (48 US gal; 40 imp gal)
Operational
range
650 km (400 mi)
Speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The MOWAG Eagle is a wheeled armored vehicle designed by the Swiss MOWAG corporation. It has gone through several generations of development. The current vehicle, introduced in November 2003, is the Eagle IV, which is based on the Duro IIIP chassis.[1] The original MOWAG Eagle used the chassis and running gear of the American Humvee, while the Eagle II and Eagle III use the chassis and running gear of the Humvee ECV.[2] A Prototype is now part of the Military Museum Full. The MOWAG Eagle IV and V used the chassis and running gear of the Mowag Duro.

A modular 6x6 variant that was developed for an Australian Army tender made its market debut at Eurostatory 2012.

Operators[edit]

Map of Mowag Eagle operators in blue

Eagle I, II, III[edit]

  • Switzerland Swiss Army - A total of 329 Eagle I and II are in use as light armored reconnaissance vehicles (Aufklärungsfahrzeug), armed with a 7.5mm Pz Mg 51/71 machine gun and fitted with thermal imaging and radio equipment.[3] They are known respectively as Aufklärungsfahrzeug 93 and Aufklärungsfahrzeug 97. 120 Eagle III have been acquired as mobile artillery observer vehicles in 2003, with substantial improvements made to communications and surveillance equipment (yet lacking the machine gun of previous versions).
  • Denmark Danish Army - 36 Eagle I,[2] known as Spejdervogn M/95. Nowadays, the M/95 is used without the original MKB-2 turret.

Eagle IV[edit]

Eagle V[edit]

  • Germany The German Army ordered 176 Eagle V in May 2013[8]
  • Denmark The Danish Army ordered 36 Eagle V in four different configurations (patrol, electronic warfare, support and reconnaissance) in May 2017. Deliveries are expected in 2018 and 2019 with final operation from 2019.[9][10]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MOWAG GmbH - News & Press Releases > Roll-out of the new EAGLE IV in Kreuzlingen[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Mowag Eagle - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage". Armyvehicles.dk. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ Army Technology - MOWAG - Armoured Wheeled Vehicles Archived February 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Mowag Eagle IV Aufklfz EOR 4x4 gl - Gepanzerte Fahrzeuge - Radfahrzeuge | militärfahrzeuge.ch". www.militaerfahrzeuge.ch. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  5. ^ MOWAG GmbH - News & Press Releases > MOWAG EAGLE IV 4x4 vehicles for Denmark[dead link]
  6. ^ "defence.professionals". defpro.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Europäische Sicherheit Online!". Europaeische-sicherheit.de. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  8. ^ http://augengeradeaus.net/2013/05/eagle-v-neuer-anlauf-mit-minister/
  9. ^ DALO (4 May 2017). "Choice for Armored Patrol Vehicle Approved". Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (in Danish). Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Clapperton, Matthew (22 June 2017). "Denmark confirms selection of Eagle V". IHS Jane's 360. London. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

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