A TM-170 in use with the German police. Note the obstacle clearing blade and flashing lights
|Type||armored personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Used by||Germany (Federal Police), Kuwait, Macedonia, Luxembourg, Spain, Austria, Indonesia, South Korea|
|Designer||Thyssen-Henschel (acquired by Rheinmetall Landsysteme)|
|Weight||8.8 - 11.9 tonnes|
179 kw (240 hp)
|Speed||100 km/h (road) 9 km/h (water)|
The TM-170 is an armored personnel carrier for military and police demands from Germany. It was designed in 1979 by Thyssen-Henschel (now a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH), and is currently produced as needed.
As Sonderwagen 4 (special wagon) the TM-170 is mainly used by Bereitschaftspolizei groups and airport security of german State and Federal Police. In addition it is also in service with Kuwait and Macedonia.
The TM-170 is designed to transport troops under light armor protection. It is capable of amphibious travel at a speed of 9 km/h, or of travel on land at a speed of up to 100 km/h. The vehicle is modular, and can be fitted with equipment protecting against NBC threats, night vision, an obstacle clearing blade, or flashing lights, among other things.
Armament on the TM-170 is optional. Among other possibilities, it is capable of being equipped with twin 7.62mm machine guns or a 20mm turret.
3. Christopher F. Foss: Jane's Tanks Recognition Guide. HarperCollins Publishers, New York 2006. pgs. 252-253
- Christopher F. Foss: Janes Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide. HarperCollins Publishers. New York, 2002. p.258
- Christopher F. Foss: Janes Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide. HarperCollins Publishers. New York, 2002. p.259
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