Designation:

Piranha IIIC

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Manufacturer: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Reconnaissance Vehicle  

Driveline and Suspension

Transfer case:

  • single speed gear

Axles:

  • front axle drives disengageable

Wheels and tires:

  • 12.00 R 20 , with central tire inflation system (CTIS), run-flat cores

Suspension:

  • independent for each wheel; front: coil springs and control arms rear: torsion bars

Shock absorbers:

  • hydraulic, on all wheels

Brakes:

  • dual circuit air actuated ABS 6S/C brake system

Ballistic Protection

  • electrically welded high hardness armour steel plates with provisions for add-on armour and mine protection kits

Baseline Ballistic protection:

  • against light and heavy machine gun fire and artillery shell splinters

Optional:

  • Add-on armour kits

  • Mine protection kit

  • Seawater cooling system

  • Closable louvres of engine grills

  • Water propulsion: 2 propellers

  • Steering control of twin rudders

  • Automatically operated trim vane

  • Bilge pumps

Type of turret:

  • Otomelara Hitfist 2-man, stabilized turret for fire on the move

Weapon (primary):

  • 25 mm or 30 mm chain gun with

  • thermal imaging sight

Weapon (secondary):

  • 7.62 mm co-axial machine gun

Weapon (ancillary):

  • 8x76 mm smoke and fragmentation grenade launchers

  • Gun/turret drive system: Azimuth: 360 continuous, >57/sec. Elevation: -7 to +58, >29/sec, <0.5 mil/sec.

Equipment

  • Combined NBC/Air conditioning system

  • Fire extinguishing system for engine compartment

  • Further equipment available

Specifications:
Property Value
Weight (kg)
22000
Weight for transportation (kg)
18500
Engine power output (h.p.)
400
Power-to-weight ratio (h.p./t)
21.7
Length (mm)
7580
Width (mm)
2170
Height (mm)
2660
Ground clearance (mm)
555
Crew
3
Troops
7
Max. road speed (km/h)
100
Max. water speed (km/h)
10
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
30
Fording depth (mm)
1500
Trench (mm)
2000
Turning circle radius (mm)
18000
Max. road range (km)
750
Maximum torque (Nm)
1600
Number of forward gears
7
Number of reverse gears
1


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
7HP600 (Transmission)
1
C-9 (Diesel engine)
1


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