Based on its experience in the design, development and production of the Pandur 6x6 family of light armored vehicles, Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug GmbH (SSF) has developed the enhanced generation of the Pandur armored wheeled vehicle as a private venture.The Pandur II is being offered in both 6x6 and 8x8 configuration with these two vehicles sharing over 90 per cent common components. Given the fact that the fielded Pandur 6x6 already marked the technical level in terms of mobility, flexibility and protection, the new vehicle family of Steyr's Pandur defines new standards in the armored wheeled vehicle sector.
The Pandur II is powered by a Cummins ISLe HPCR series diesel engine developing 298 kW for the 6x6 version and 335 kW for the 8x8 version.
The engine is coupled to a ZF 6HP 602C fully automatic 6-gear transmission. Together with the 2 stage transfer gear (shiftable on the move) this gives the Pandur II a total of 12 gears. The maximum road speed is reached at 105 km/h. The hull floor of the Pandur covers and thus protects most of the power train components and steering linkages. This protects the mentioned components from being damaged from various obstacles that may occur when the vehicle operates in heavy terrain. For decreasing the turning diameter of the 8x8 version a steering brake has been installed which retards all curve-inner wheels when the steered wheels are fully turned in and vehicle velocity is sufficiently low.
ADM, providing automatic engage and disengage of all wheel drive and all differential lockings depending on driving conditions resulting in reduced tear and wear on driveline components, reduced training effort for the driver, increased safety, and superior off-road mobility.
Low ground pressure and good performance on sand and soft terrain by means of a central tire inflation system (CTIS) adjustment on the move
All tires equipped with run-flat elements
Hydrodynamic primary retarder and ventilated disc brakes on all wheels for maximum deceleration
Anti-skid braking system
High amphibian velocity and maneuverability by double impeller drives (jet-pods, which protect the impeller in heavy terrain operation). The jet-pod arrangement enables the vehicle to pivot when swimming
Modular ballistic protection system capable of being upgraded for future ballistic protection systems (add-on armor)
NBC protection (passive, overpressure or ventilated face masks)
Spall liners reducing secondary effects of penetrating projectiles
Fire detection and suppression system for the engine compartment
Explosion detection and suppression system for the crew compartment
Tactical Deployment Characteristics
Minimized acoustic and thermal imaging signature
Low IR signature by use of easy to decontaminate CARC/IR camouflage painting
Excellent vision from the vehicle under full armor protection by optimized arrangement of optical devices (episcopes) for driver and commander
Large crew hatches which enable the personnel wearing protection vests
Vehicle rear entrance can be implemented as double-door, single-door or ramp solution
Passage of roads and bridges with low load capacity
Large autonomy provided by high onboard fuel capacity and low fuel consumption of the engine
Air transportability by tactical transport aircraft (e.g. C-130, C-160, An-12, An-70, A400M ...)
Railway transport according to international standards (e.g. STANAG 2832)
Road transport by heavy military trailer and semi-trailer
Tie-down and lifting provisions according to MIL-STD 209J
Due to the high payload, the considerable volume of the mission compartment and flexibility of the vehicle layout, the Pandur II 6x6 and 8x8 versions can be tailored to the requirements of a lot of different variants.