Mowag Piranha V

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Piranha V
Mowag Piranha V Danish.jpg
Danish MOWAG Piranha V
Type Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Place of origin Switzerland
Service history
Used by Denmark
Monaco
Spain
Production history
Designer MOWAG Motor Car Factory, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Manufacturer MOWAG
Specifications
Weight 30 t (66,000 lb)
Length 8 m (26 ft)
Width 2.99 m (9.8 ft)
Height 2.34 m (7.7 ft)
Crew 3 (+ 8 passengers)

Main
armament
1× 12.7 mm MG turret or MOWAG apex mount, or grenade launcher, TOW anti-tank missile, or Mephisto ATM.
Engine MTU 6V199 TE21
430 kW (577 hp)
Power/weight 15 kW/t
Transmission ZF 7HP902S
Suspension Hydropneumatic 8×8 wheeled
Operational
range
550 km (340 mi)
Speed 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph), water 10 km/h (6 mph)

The Piranha V Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is one variant of the fifth generation of the MOWAG Piranha family of vehicles. It was designed by General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag GmbH.[1]

Design[edit]

Mobility[edit]

The Piranha V is powered by a MTU 6V199 TE21 diesel engine which produces 430 kW.

Survivability[edit]

STANAG 4569 Level 4/4a/4b (independently certified) - STANAG 5 also available.

Operators[edit]

Map with Piranha 5 operators in blue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Product Range - Wheeled Vehicles - Medium Wheeled Vehicles - Piranha 5", "GENERAL DYNAMICS - European Land Systems", accessed 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ "309 New Armored Vehicles". Forsvaret.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Tomkins, Richard (19 May 2017). "First Piranhas delivered to Danish military". United Press International. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Giletta, Jacques (2005). Les Gardes Personnelles des Princes de Monaco (1st ed.). Taurus Editions. ISBN 2 912976-04-9.