Designation:

Piranha ACV

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Manufacturer: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Fire support vehicle  

MOWAG developed the Piranha Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) 10x10 from the earlier and highly successful Piranha 8x8 family of light armoured vehicles.

Compared to the earlier Piranha 8 x 8, the 10 x 10 ACV has a significant increase in internal volume and payload and can therefore be configured to undertake a wider range of battlefield missions. The ACV's maximum combat weight is 23 tonnes.

The first ACV prototype was completed in 1994 and fitted with a Giat Industries three-person TML105 turret armed with a 105mm gun and a computerised fire-control system.

The Piranha ACV has also been fitted with other weapon systems, including a Bofors Defence turret armed with a 40mm L/70 gun and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. A specialised 40mm L/70 air-defence turret version is also available complete with advanced fire-control system and surveillance radar.

To date, the only customer for the Piranha ACV is Sweden, which has taken delivery of six vehicles for use in the command-post role and seven fitted with an Ericsson long-range air-defence surveillance radar mounted on a scissors-type mast. Projected variants include air defence (gun or missile), repair/recovery and load carrier.

Standard equipment includes a central tyre-inflation system with run-flat cores and powered steering on the front four wheels. Optional equipment includes larger tyres, additional armour, winch, fire-detection and -suppression system, arctic kit, air-conditioning system, heater, nuclear, biological and chemical defensive system and different types of power packs.

Swedish vehicles use a Scania DSJ9-48A diesel developing 400hp coupled to a ZF ECOMAT 7HP600 automatic transmission. The Piranha ACV is not amphibious.

Specifications:
Property Value
Crew
4
Number of wheels
10
Number of drive wheels
10
Main weapon caliber (mm)
40
Main weapon caliber (mm)
105
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
Weight (kg)
18000
Engine power output (h.p.)
350
Length (mm)
8750
Width (mm)
2600
Height (mm)
2990
Max. road speed (km/h)
100
Max. road range (km)
800


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
6V53TA (Diesel engine)
1
MD3560 (Transmission)
1

Piranha ACV quantities:
Country Qnt
SAUDI ARABIA SAUDI ARABIA
140
Qnt:
140

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