Nurol Ejder

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Ejder
Ejder.jpg
Georgian Army Ejder 6×6
TypeArmoured combat vehicle
Place of originTurkey
Service history
Used byTurkey

Georgia

Tunisia

Uzbekistan

Qatar
WarsEjder Yalçın 4×4: Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Production history
ManufacturerNurol Makina
ProducedEjder 6x6:2008 Ejder Yalçın 4x4:2014
VariantsArmored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle
Specifications
MassEjder 6×6: 18 tons
LengthEjder 6×6: 7.05 m Ejder Yalçın 4×4 :5.4m
WidthEjder 6×6: 2.69 m Ejder Yalçın 4×4 :2.5m
HeightEjder 6×6 2.4 m Ejder Yalçın 4×4 :2.3m
CrewEjder 6×6: 2+10 Ejder Yalçın 4×4 : 2+9

Armorall welded steel armour up to STANAG-4569 level 4
Main
armament
7.62mm / 12.7 mm machine gun
Secondary
armament
25mm AA gun 40mm automatic grenade launcher
EngineEjder 6×6 :Cummins 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel

Ejder Yalçın 4×4 : Cummins
Ejder 6×6: 402 hp

Ejder Yalçın 4×4: 375 hp
Power/weightEjder 6×6 :22.33 hp/tonne
Operational
range
700 km for both versions
Speed120 km/h for both versions

Ejder (Turkish:"Dragon") is a family of armoured vehicles produced by Turkish company Nurol Makina.[1]

Variants[edit]

Ejder 6×6 Armoured Combat Vehicle[edit]

Baseline 6×6 version is fitted with a remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Supports integration of various weapon systems and armed turrets weighted up to 5 tons.[2] V-shaped hull for improved protection against landmines and IEDs. It can withstand the blast from an 8 kg mine. Protection can be enhanced with modular add-on armor[2]

A number of these vehicles were sold to Georgia in 2008.[3]

Ejder Yalçın 4×4 Armoured Combat Vehicle[edit]

Design studies on the vehicle were initiated in the last quarter of 2012 and a pre-prototype of the base vehicle was exhibited at the IDEF in 2013. Mass production of the vehicle began in May 2014.[1]

It features a V-shaped hull design, integrating floating floor plates and blast mitigation seating to provide protection against mines and IED's. It can accommodate up to 11 personnel and can carry a payload of up to 4 tons.[4]

The vehicle is equipped with optionally integrated, remote-controlled and manually-operated weapon stations. It is fitted with two gun ports on the roof. The optional armament mounted on the vehicle includes 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, a 25mm anti-aircraft gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.[1]

Versions[edit]

Both vehicles can be configured to be used in a variety of roles including:[2][4]

  • Personnel carrier
  • Reconnaissance
  • Nuclear, biological and chemical warfare
  • Fire support
  • ATGM carrier
  • IFV
  • Mortar
  • Command
  • Recovery
  • Medical evacuation
  • Engineering

Operators[edit]

Map with Ejder operators in blue

Ejder 6×6 current operators[edit]

Ejder Yalçın 4×4 current operators[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ ARG. "Ejder Armored Personnel Carrier | Military-Today.com". www.military-today.com. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "EJDER YALCIN 4X4 Armoured Combat Vehicle". www.nurolmakina.com.tr. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Senegal, Nurol Makina'nın 4x4 zırhlı muharebe aracı Ejder Yalçın'ı seçti - Akşam". aksam.com.tr (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Nurol Makina 'Ejder Yalcin' and 'Ejder Toma' armoured vehicles for Senegal". Army Recognition. 28 February 2018. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  8. ^ "First Ejder Yalçın armoured combat vehicles for Tunisia arrive in-country". Defence Blog. 14 June 2017. Archived from the original on 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  9. ^ "TSK'dan mayına, rokete, bombaya dayanıklı Ejder Yalçın 4x4 hamlesi!". Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  10. ^ Malyasov, Dylan. "Turkey will buy more EJDER YALCIN Armoured Combat Vehicles | Defence blog". defence-blog.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ https://www.armyrecognition.com/august_2019_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/turkey_has_delivered_24_ejder_yalcin_armored_vehicles_to_army_of_uzbekistan.html
  13. ^ "Qatar received batch of new Ejder Yalcin armoured vehicles from Turkey – Defence Blog". defence-blog.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.