Mowag 3M1 Pirat

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MOWAG IFV MOWAG 3M1
MOWAG 3M1 Schützenpanzer.JPG
MOWAG Pirat at Military Museum Thun
TypeIFV APC
Place of origin  Switzerland
Service history
Used byno one
Production history
ManufacturerMOWAGmotor car factory Kreuzlingen
Produced1966
No. built6
VariantsMilitary version, Police Version
Specifications
Mass24,800 kg (54,700 lb)
Length6.10 m (240 in)
Width2.90 m (114 in)
Height1.80 m (71 in)
Crew11: driver, commander, gunner +8 armored infantry

Main
armament
1x 20mm automatic cannon Hispano Suiza 820, Coaxial 7.62 MG mmm 3
Secondary
armament
7.62 MG 3 in MOWAG apex mount 6x 76mm rocket launcher
EngineMOWAG V10 engine, 2M10DV, displacement 13,500ccm ³
315 kW
TransmissionMechanical transmission speed transmission MOWAG M130-6 S, 6 forward gears 2 reverse gears
Operational
range
500 km (310 mi)
Speed70 km/h (43 mph)

The armored MOWAG 3M1 Pirat is an armored personal carrier of the company Mowag from Switzerland.

History and Development[edit]

Prompted by the development project of the future German Marder armored personnel carrier, which has been evaluated in several trials and test series. MOWAG developed in 1966 the armored 3M1 Model 1 - 6, which is based on the Mowag Pirat. New compared to the Pirat was the arrangement of the drive unit in the engine compartment, which is located in the middle of the vehicle. Also, a new feature was the complete production of all drive components such as engine, transmission, and cooling from MOWAG itself. The 3M1 never got into production.

Its development also started the development of the MOWAG apex gun carriage. Which were manufactured for the Marder series in 2000 pieces in Kreuzlingen and 8000 ball Aperturen (gas density spherical shooting flaps) and other products from other countries in a total of several thousand units could be delivered.

The 3M1 is now at the Military Museum Full.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Militärmuseum Full Switzerland
  2. ^ Marcus Bauer, Nutzfahrzeuge der MOWAG Motorwagenfabrik AG, Fachpresse Goldach, Hudson & Company, 1996 ISBN 9783857380563