Walid (armored personnel carrier)
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The vehicle consists of a German UNIMOG truck chassis with an Egyptian built armored body. The body was open-topped but fully enclosed versions were available. The open top versions have a canvas cover. The commander has a weapon mount, and others can be positioned along the edges of the roof along the hull sides and rear. The hull has a door on each side of the cab and one door in the rear of the hull. There are also three firing ports on each side of the hull. The Walid has no NBC or night vision system.
Command Vehicle - basic APC but with extra radios
Self-propelled wheeled multiple-rocket launcher manned by a crew of two and armed with either six or twelve 80 mm rocket-launcher tubes (depending upon model).
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Walid was used several times in war movies shot in the Egyptian desert, appearing as a fake armored truck of the Afrika Korps with a German Balkenkreuz painted on the side.
- Burundi - 6 were ordered in 1981 from Egypt and delivered in 1982.
- Egypt - Currently 650 are in service.
- Sudan - 104 were ordered between 1981 and 1986.
- Yemen - Inherited from North Yemen.
- Angola - Aid; undisclosed number saw service during the Angolan Civil War.
- Algeria – 20 delivered in 1978.
- Israel - Captured from Egypt.
- Iraq – 100 were ordered in 1979 and delivered in 1980. Serviceability doubtful.
- North Yemen - 20 were ordered in 1974 and delivered in 1975.
- Palestine Liberation Organization - Aid.
- Configuration: 4 x 4
- Manufacturer: AOI Kader Factory, Cairo, Egypt
- Crew: 2 + 10
- Armament: 1 x 7.62 mm PKM MG
- Ammunition: 1,000 x 7.62 mm
- Length: 6.12 m
- Width: 2.57 m
- Height: 2.3 m
- Ground Clearance: 0.4 m
- Weight (Combat): 12,000 kg
- Weight (Empty): 9,200 kg
- Power To Weight Ratio: 14 hp/t
- Engine: 168 hp Deutz AG diesel
- Maximum Road Speed: 86 km/h
- Maximum Range: 800 km
- Fording: 0.8 m
- Vertical slope: 0.5 m
- Gradient: 60%
- Side Slope: 30%
- Armour: 8 mm steel
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