6x6 wheeled armored vehicle APC IFV - Turkey

PARS III 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle APC IFV FNSS Turkey 925 001


The PARS III in 6x6 configuration is a member of the PARS wheeled armored vehicles family designed and manufactured by the Turkish company FNSS. The PARS III is also available in 4x4 and 8x8 configurations. The PARS family has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload, and growth potential. The vehicles are equipped with the latest designs and cutting-edge technologies with a focus on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. The Pars in 6x6 and 8x8 configuration was presented for the time to the public in May 2017 during IDEF, International Defense Exhibition that was held in Istanbul, Turkey.

PARS III 6x6 variants:

The PARS III 6x6 can be designed and configured to perform a wide range of missions.

Technical Data

The PARS III 6x6 can be fitted with a range of weapon stations including an open-top turret, one-man or two-man turret as well as a remotely operated weapon station. The weapon station can be armed with automatic cannon up to 40mm caliber. The second armament includes one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and smoke grenade dischargers can be mounted on the front or the side of the turret. In option, the turret can be equipped with anti-tank guided missile launchers.
Design and protection
The design of the PARS III 6x6 is unique with the crew compartment including a driver and commander at the front seated side by side, the engine in the middle of the hull at the front of the weapon station, and the troop’s compartment at the rear. The two-man driver’s cab at the front of the vehicle offers a 180° horizontal field of vision and a high level of driving safety and comfort. Large glass periscopes and front driving and maneuver cameras with thermal cameras located on the front and rear of the vehicle give the driver and the commander an even wider field of vision There is a corridor on the right of the vehicle which allows the driver and commander to quickly leave the vehicle from the rear in case of emergency. The vehicle has a crew of three including a driver, commander and gunner, and the rear part can accommodate up to 6 infantrymen. The rear part of the hull is fitted with a hydraulic ramp allowing the troops to quickly enter or leave the vehicle. In case of failure, a manual door is mounted in the middle of the hydraulic ramp.
The modular hull and armor design of PARS III 6X6 offers various levels of ballistic and mine protection according to customer requests. The hull form, underbelly structure, base plates, and specially developed mine-resistant seats are designed to protect personnel against high-level mine threats. The PARS III 6X6 vehicle runs ahead of its competitors by offering similar ballistic and mine protection levels to MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles while maintaining the combat and mobility capabilities of modern armored combat vehicles.
PARS III 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle APC IFV FNSS Turkey details 925 001
The front of the vehicle is equipped with day periscopes offering a 180° horizontal field of vision
The PARS III 6x6 is powered by a Diesel engine coupled to a fully automatic transmission with 7 forward and 2 reverse gears. Thanks to the engine layout and favored balanced design, the vehicle has almost equal axle loads. This design approach provides the vehicle with the ability to move comfortably even on loose and soft terrain, while also providing increased road-holding at high speeds and short braking distance. The axles of the vehicle can be locked if required. The powerpack architecture, which can be disassembled and reassembled in less than 60 minutes, gives the user the freedom to replace the engine while on the field, providing a remarkable benefit. It can run at a maximum road speed of 100 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km. The vehicle can negotiate a gradient of 60% and a side slope of 30%. It can climb a vertical obstacle of 70 cm and can cross a trench 175 cm wide.
Standard equipment of PARS III 6x6 includes night vision equipment, NBC protection system, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Central Tire Inflation (CTI) and Run Flat Tire Inserts, Integrated Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and Integrated Survivability Suite. The central tire inflation system allows the driver to adjust the tire pressures to suit different terrain conditions. The PARS III 6X6 also has an integrated air-conditioning system, and the main difference of this system that makes it stand out from its counterparts is that even in desert conditions, the vehicle’s internal temperature can be kept at +25 °C.


Armament Armor
On manned or unmanned turret that can be armed with an automatic cannon up to 40mm caliber Ballistic and mine protection MRAP Level
Country users Weight
Turkey 25,000 kg combat weight
Designer Country Speed
Turkey 100 km/h
Accessories Range
Automatic Fire Suppression System, CBRN Protection System, Air Conditioning and Heater, 360° Situational Awareness, driver vision system, Battlefield Management System, Navigation System, Radio Communication Equipment, and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) 800 km
Crew Dimensions
3 + 6 Length: 7.0 m; Width: 2.9 m; Height: 2.4 m hull​

Details View

PARS III 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle APC IFV FNSS Turkey front view 001 PARS III 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle APC IFV FNSS Turkey rear view 001
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