Designation:

PANDUR II 8x8

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Manufacturer: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr GmbH  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

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.

Mobility

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.

Further mobility-related features:

  • Single wheel suspension

  • Two steered axles

  • 100% locking differentials (highest tractive effort)

  • 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

  • Self-recovery winch

  • 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

Protection

  • Modular ballistic protection system capable of being upgraded for future ballistic protection systems (add-on armor)

  • Mine protection (special hull design and components, double floor, mine protection crew seats)

  • 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

  • Low silhouette

  • 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

Transportability

  • 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

  • Sea transport

  • Tie-down and lifting provisions according to MIL-STD 209J

Vehicle Variants

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.




Specifications:
Property Value
Number of drive wheels
8
Number of wheels
8
Troops
12
Weight (kg)
22000
Payload (kg)
8500
Length (mm)
7540
Width (mm)
2680
Height (mm)
2008
Ground clearance (mm)
450
Track (mm)
2190
Wheelbase (mm)
1530
Wheelbase (mm)
1400
Max. road speed (km/h)
105
Max. water speed (km/h)
10
Trench (mm)
2200
Vertical obstacle (mm)
600
Turning circle radius (mm)
9
Engine power output (h.p.)
435
Max. road range (km)
700


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
6HP 602 (Transmission)
1
? (Fan)
1
CT-CV 105HP (Antitank turret)
1
ISLe HPCR (Diesel engine)
1
Samson 30 (Remote controlled weapon station)
1
UT 30 / ORCWS 30 (Remote controlled weapon station)
1

PANDUR II 8x8 quantities:
Country Qnt
CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH REPUBLIC
199
PORTUGAL PORTUGAL
260
SLOVENIJA SLOVENIJA
72
Qnt:
531

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
199
CZECH REPUBLIC
$1.000.000.000
Jan 2006
(Jan 2012)
$5,025,126
260
PORTUGAL
$482.000.000
Dec 2004
(Dec 2009)
$1,853,846
36
SLOVENIJA
$38.700.000
Feb 2003
(Sep 2007)
$1,075,000
Average Unit Cost:
$3,072,121

All contracts...


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