MSPO 2018: New TUR V 4x4 multi-purpose armored vehicle from Polish Company AMZ

The Polish Company AMZ, manufacturer of combat and armored vehicles, unveils a new version of the TUR V designed to be used as multi-purpose armored vehicle during MSPO 2018, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Poland. According to the Polish Defense Industry, the new TUR V was developed to response to the Pegaz program of the Polish Army.

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AMZ TUR V multi-purpose 4x4 armored vehicle at MSPO 2018, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland. September 2018 (Picture source Army Recognition)

Under the Pegaz program, the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defense plans to acquire 280 multi-role vehicles for the Special Forces and the military police within the period between 2017 and 2022.

The design of the TUR V multi-purpose armored vehicle seems very similar to the NIMR Ajban-440A which was presented by the UAE-based company NIMR Automotive during the edition 2017 of MSPO. The design of the new TUR V is divided in three main parts with the engine at the front, a double crew cab in the middle and an open-top cargo compartment at the rear. The roof of the vehicle has a single hatch that can be used to put a remotely operated turret on a ring mount.

The armored crew cabin of the new TUR V offers protection ballistic (7.62×39mm API BZ at 30 meters with 695 m/s) and mine protection (6 kg Blast explosion under the wheels and floor) STANAG 4569 Level 2 that can accommodate up to four military personnel, including driver and commander. An optional armour protection can be fitted on the vehicle to increase the protection to Level 3.

The multi-purpose vehicle TUR V is motorized with an IVECO N60 ENT C Euro III diesel engine coupled to an Allison 3000SP automatic gearbox with 6 speeds and one reverse. It can reach a maximum road speed of 110km/h and a maximum cruising range of 700 km in road condition and 400 km in off-road. The vehicle is fitted with 4x4 Timoney two-axles drivetrain and independent suspension for all the wheels.

The multi-purpose armored TUR V has a gross vehicle weight of 9,000 kg with a maximum payload of 2,000 kg. It has a length of 5.85 m, a width of 2.55 m and a height of maximum 2.46 m.