The new multi-purpose armoured vehicle Groundhog Swistak from AMZ Company at MSPO 2011

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MSPO 2011
19th International Defence Industry Exhibition
Kielce, Poland
 
The new multi-purpose vehicle Swistak at MSPO 2011
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 06:39 PM
 
The new multi-purpose armoured vehicle Groundhog (Swistak) from AMZ Company at MSPO 2011
 
At MSPO 2011, the Polish Defence Company AMZ unveils a new high mobility vehicle for quick reaction unit, the Swistak (Groundhog), which can be used for multirole missions as patrol, protection of convoy, support for Special Forces and more.
     
At MSPO 2011, the Polish Defence Company AMZ unveils a new high mobility vehicle for quick reaction unit, the Swistak (Groundhog), which can be used for multirole missions as patrol, protection of convoy, support for Special Forces and more.
Swistak (Groundhog) multi-purpose wheeled armoured vehicle at MSPO 2011
     

The Swistak (Groundhog) is based on a light Iveco truck chassis and engine. The vehicle had a maximum weight of 6,000 kg with a payload capacity of 2,100 kg. The body of the vehicle is based on a tubular structure in accordance with specific standard for that type of product.

The Swistak (Groundhog) can be equipped with a large range of weapons system, at MSPO 2001, the vehicle was armed with a Minigun M134G calibre 7.62 mm mounted on a ring mount at the centre of the crew compartment. Another 5.56 mm machine gun is mounted at the rear of the vehicle.

The basic version of the Groundhog can carried 6 soldiers with personal equipment and weapons.

     
At MSPO 2011 the Groundhog was armed a Minigun M134 7.62 mm and one 5.56 mm machine gun mounted at the rear of the vehicle.
At MSPO 2011 the Groundhog was armed a Minigun M134 7.62 mm and one 5.56 mm machine gun mounted at the rear of the vehicle.
     
The Groundhog is fitted with additional armour on each side of the vehicle, which provide a protection against firing of small weapons (STANAG 4569 Level 1). The bottom of the vehicle is protected by energy-intensive shields that protect the crew in the level 2 according to STANAG 4569 and further protect the vehicle's drive system against mechanical damage.

The Groundhog is powered by an Iveco Diesel 4 cylinder engine with a power of 176 HP, coupled to an 5-speed Allison automatic transmission

 

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