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I heared the Dingo II vehicles, israel buys from germany, will be produced by a subsidiary company of the german company in USA, so they can let americans pay for it, are there any plans to buy Dingo II, for the USMC or US Army?
Originally posted by jetsetter
With the newly developed EAGLE IV MOWAG has once again set the standard in the segment of armoured 4x4 vehicles for military applications. The EAGLE IV is suitable as reconnaissance, communications and observation vehicle as well as for UN missions and border patrol. The MOWAG development on the basis of the proven DURO chassis is distinguished through a very high payload versus a low GVW, with a high ballistic and mine protection level as well as exceptional mobility both on- and off-road. Due to the application of numerous components from the DURO family, the maintenance and training costs can be kept low in a fleet mission.
The basic development of the new EAGLE IV began in January 2003 and has been completed only 10 months later with the roll-out of the first prototype vehicle. When compared with EAGLE II and III vehicles, which have been fielded to date in a number of armies, especially the payload and protection for the crew have been significantly improved. Whereas the previous generation of vehicles was based on the Hummer (HMMWV) chassis, the new EAGLE IV is built on the DURO chassis. This enabled the payload to be raised to 2'400 kg, and this with a GVW of only 7'400 kg. The width of the vehicle has been reduced by 120 mm as compared with the Hummer. This results in an overall width of 2.16 m, which allows two fully-equipped EAGLE IV vehicles to be transported in a C-130 aircraft without special preparation.
Higher Protection Levels for the Crew
Protection of the crew is of extreme significance especially in UN missions. The EAGLE IV provides protection against ballistic weapons in accordance with the international standard STANAG 4569 Level 3 (7.62 AP, 30 m) and mine protection in accordance with the standard STANAG 4569 Level 2a (6 kg TNT). For non-hazardous missions, the EAGLE IV is also available in a non-armoured version, whereby the crew cab can simply be exchanged. As an option, the EAGLE IV can also be equipped with NBC protection and air-conditioning, as well as a CTIS.
High Mobility on Missions
When on a mission, the crew profits from the high level ov mobility both on- and off-road as well as the simple operation of the vehicle. A high-powered 6 cylinder in-line turbocharged diesel engine with 250 HP and a torque of 750 Nm the EAGLE IV has sufficient power reserves for off-road operation and reaches a top speed of 120 km/h on roads. With a power-to-weight ratio of 33 HP/t the EAGLE IV is the best powered vehicle in its class. The patented wheel suspension provides the EAGLE IV with a very high level of mobility, even in the most difficult terrain combined with a high level of safety (curve stability) on the roads. A 5-speed automatic transmission in combination with power steering and a self-locking Torsen differential allows simple and safe operation of the vehicle.
come on murcielago....aerodynamics????
Originally posted by Nygdan
Can't they just make an APC that can survive multiple RPG hits and ieds???? I mean, wouldn't that make more of a difference than being able to slap on 'mission specific' adaptions or streamlinging to preserve fuel???