The Brazilian VTP-1 Orca 6×6 Wheeled APC

Brazilian VTP-1 Orca 6×6 Wheeled APC

The VTP-1 Orca (killer whale) was developed/manufactured for the Chilean Army by Brazilian Firm Industrias Cardoen SA. Development started in 1982 with production starting in 1985 when the Chilean Army ordered 100 vehicles.

How many were delivered and how long they remained in service is not fully clear, however the Armies current principal wheeled APC and IFV is the Swiss Piranha, which has been built under licence by Chilean firm FAMAE.

Spec’s

Armament: x1 7.62mm or x1 12.7mm MG
Armour: steel rated against 7.62mm MG fire all-round
Crew: 2 plus x16 embarked troops
Dimensions: Length 7.84m / Width 2.5m / Height 2.5m
Weight: 18 tonne (Combat)
Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V-53T 6-cylinder water-cooled diesel
Speed: 100km/h
Range: 1000km

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