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Forget Stryker, we got something much better! AMV 8x8!

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posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 07:05 AM
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PATRIA AMV (ARMOURED MODULAR VEHICLE) 8X8 WHEELED , FINLAND:


"The Patria AMV 8x8 equipped with Oto Melara HITROLE 12.7mm turret."


"The AMV 8x8 equipped with Oto Melara 25mm Hitfist turret."


"The Patria AMV seen during swimming tests in summer 2002."


"The AMV 8x8 equipped with Oto Melara HITFIST turret fitted with the TOW anti-tank missile system."


"An AMV 8x8 was transported to Brno in the Czech Republic by C-130 aircraft."


"The Patria AMV 8x8 equipped with LAV 30mm turret."


"AMV 8x8 APC with remote turret."


"AMV 8x8 AMOS (2x120mm..)."

The Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) has been developed by the Finnish company Patria Vehicles Oy in close co-operation with the Finnish Defence Forces. Patria Vehicles has long experience from manufacturing special vehicles. The production of the XA-series wheeled armoured personnel carriers started in 1984. Since then Patria Vehicles has manufactured uninterruptedly more than 1,200 XA-series armoured wheeled vehicles in many different versions.

The AMV product family uses the same hull platform fitted with the turrets and mission systems for each of the variants which include an Armoured Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, AMOS Heavy Mortar System, Command Post, Workshop and Battlefield Ambulance. Where applicable and where specifications match the mission requirements, commercial off the shelf systems are fitted on the vehicles. The vehicle weighs between 14t and 24t according to the armour and weapons systems, ammunition and crew.

The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered already 24 AMV 8x8 AMOS (Advanced Mortar System) versions and they have signed a letter of intent in the first quarter of 2003 for the purchase of 100 Patria AMV 8x8 APC versions. The final assembly and system integration of two pre-production variants of the vehicle is near completion for delivery to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) in October 2003. The two FDF prototype vehicles were ordered in December 2001. One vehicle has been fitted with a GDLS CTC LAV 30mm turret. The other one will be fitted with the PML 127 OWS turret. AMV is planned to enter serial production in 2004.

In December 2002 the Polish Ministry of National Defence announced the selection of the Patria AMV to meet their requirement for 690 armoured vehicles. Poland's state-owned military production company Wojskowe Zaklady Mechaniczne will be prime contractor and Patria a major contractor for the basic vehicle. By 2005, WZM expects to attain production levels of 90 vehicles per year.

The 690 vehicles for Poland include: 313 fighting vehicles with the Oto Melara Hitfist 30P turret and 30mm ATK MK 44 guns; 87 vehicles equipped with under armour operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns; 118 command and control vehicles: 48 engineer reconnaissance vehicles; 46 armoured battlefield ambulances; 46 armoured recovery vehicles; and 32 6x6 configuration reconnaissance AMVs. A delivery schedule is planning for three Fighting Vehicles, three Heavy Machine Gun vehicles and three special variant vehicles to be delivered by December 2004. The first 90 Armoured Personnel Carriers will enter operational service with two infantry battalions of the 21st Mountain Brigade and the 12th Mechanised Brigade of the Polish Army in 2006.

ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER

The Patria AMV 8x8 APC version is fitted with the Patria PML 127 OWS turret for 12.7mm heavy machine gun. Finnish Defence Forces will test this vehicle version starting in autumn 2003. The PML 127 OWS turret has electro-hydraulic drives with 360 traverse and -8 to +48 degree elevation. The gunner has a Zeiss PERI-Z16A1 sight and NAE 200 day/night periscopic sight with GEN II+ image intensifier. ACCD/thermal camera is optional.

INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE

The Infantry Fighting Vehicle is fitted with a two-man turret. The first prototype vehicle, designated AMV P2, is to be supplied to and tested by the Finnish Defence Forces. The AMV 8x8 P2 is fitted with a GDLS CTC LAV 30mm turret. The LAV 30 turret is fitted with ATK Bushmaster 30mm cannon, a 7.62mm co-axial machine gun and day and night sights. The vehicle is fully amphibious.

AMOS ADVANCED MORTAR SYSTEM

The twin 120mm AMOS mortar system can be fitted to the Patria AMV. Patria has signed contract with the Finnish Defence Force for 24 AMOS versions. The first unit will be delivered in 2005. AMOS has automatic ammunition handling and electronic taget engagement and firing systems.

HULL

The vehicle is fitted with modular ballistic protection to the customer specification up to a protection level against 30mm armour piercing APFSDS rounds. The maximum internal volume of the 8x8 AMV vehicle is 13m, the combat weight up to 25t and the payload 10t. Patria is also developing a lighter version, a 6x6 configuration of the Armoured Modular Vehicle, which would use subsystems and components of the heavier 8x8 vehicle. The 6x6 AMV would carry a 6t payload and the combat weight is up to 18t.

MANOEUVRABILITY

The maximum road speed of AMV is over 100km/h with an operating range 800km. The vehicle can negotiate 60% forward slopes, 30% side slopes, 0.7m steps and trenches up to 2.0m in width. The vehicle can ford water up to 1.5m in depth. The vehicle is fitted with two shrouded propellers, one on each side at the rear of the hull for amphibious capability: The swimming speed is 8km/h to 10km/h.

ENGINE

The dual power DI 12 Scania diesel engine produces 360kW and 1,974Nm torque. The drive system uses ZF Ecomat 7HP902 automatic transmission with 7 +1 gears. The vehicle can also be fitted with other diesel engines like Caterpillar, Cummins, MTU to suit the logistic requirements of the customer country.

The driveline includes all-wheel drive, 14.00 R 20 tyres with run flat devices, disc brakes and central tyre inflation system (CTIS). The central tyre inflation capability gives reduced ground pressure. All wheels have independent suspension. In the suspension system there are hydro-pneumatic elements with optional vehicle ride height control.






posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 07:58 AM
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"A Finnish-built Patria AMV armoured personnel carrier being tested in Sulejowek, near Warsaw, Poland, in May last year. The Polish Ministry of Defence announced in December that Patria won the tender for supplying armoured vehicles for the Polish Army."




posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 08:49 AM
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Not a bad piece of hardware there Fulcrum...

I guess that takes care of those that think all you guys in FInland do is sit naked in the sauna and frolic in the snow with reindeer...

(before you flame me, you DO know I'm kidding... don't you?)



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by intelgurl
Not a bad piece of hardware there Fulcrum...


Yeah it is not..

Poles already chosed this over all other competitors.




Originally posted by intelgurl
I guess that takes care of those that think all you guys in FInland do is sit naked in the sauna and frolic in the snow with reindeer...


LoL,

But that is what we do..

But we do also have time to do other things..



*Edit*

For more info:

Couples of links:

Link1!
(Official 'AMV 8x8' page..)

Link2!
(Techinical details -> .PDF about AMV 8x8..)

Link3!
(about AMOS in AMV 8x8..)



www.patria.fi...
(The source page..)

If the links dont work..

(they have somekind of filter which info is given to viewers from other countrys..)



[Edited on 2-1-2004 by FULCRUM]



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by FULCRUM

Poles already chosed this over all other competitors.




That is the top shelf, the polish army has to renovate its hardware

[Edited on 2-1-2004 by Johnny]



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 01:25 PM
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You don't really get a good perspective on that thing until you see a guy sitting in it. That thing is a beast.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 01:32 PM
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(Patria Focus 1/2003, .PDF file..)

Info about 'Polish deal' and GOOD pics of AMV 8x8 APC with PML 127 OWS Turret.




posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 06:10 AM
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More 'cool' pics:

Source!

AMV 8x8 APC with PML 127 OWS turret, weapon 12,7x108mm NSV HMG ->




Rest here!

AMV 8x8 IFV with GDLS CTC LAV 30mm turret, weapon Bushmaster 30mm ATK MK 44 cannon ->




Rest here!

AMV 8x8 IFV with Oto Melara 25mm Hitfist turret ->


Rest here!




posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 06:25 AM
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Convert it to remote land drone, and transfer crew space into added ammo autoloader feed.

Could even slap another engine in it for better speed. Just imagine a remote attack APC powered by jet engine. Would swim better also.



posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Convert it to remote land drone, and transfer crew space into added ammo autoloader feed.


I belive that Jordan and Israel have these kinds of machines made out of 'Humvees'..





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