The Samsung Techwin MPV 6×6 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Samsung Techwin MPV 6×6 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Samsung Techwin MPV 6×6 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier T was developed for The South Korean military requirement for a family of 8×8 and 6×6 wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles for its security forces and ROKA Reaction Force (much like the US Armies Stryker Brigades). The Hyundai Rotem KW1 Scorpion 6×6 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier aka 6×6 WAV (Wheeled Armored Vehicle), was selected in 2012.

Samsung Techwin’s contender is the MPV (short for Multi-Purpose Vehicle). The first prototype was completed around 2006 and successfully past desert and urban combat conditions trials with the Algerian Army in 2007, which lasted 2 months. The company has reported strong interest from a number of countries in purchasing the vehicle.

The family (which does not appear to be fully developed) uses a common chassis, power-pack, drive-line and independent suspension system.

It offers the two man crew an all-round protection from155mm Artillery shell splinters, 7.62mm Machine Gun fire and larger 12.7mm Armour-Piercing rounds across the frontal arc. Like all modern ROKA vehicles its expected to offer a full NBC protection filtration system.

The Samsung Techwin MPV 6×6 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier

The baseline APC version which will no doubt full-fill the bulk of the planned order, can transport 10 troops and fitted with a Remote Weapon Station capable of mounting either a .50 Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. At 16 tonne’s the vehicle is transportable by C-130 aircraft.

Length 6.6m
Width 2.7m
Height 2.2m
Engine 400hp Cummins ISL 400 diesel
Top Road Speed 100km/h
Top Water Speed 10km/h
Operational Range 700km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5m
Trench 1.5m
Fording Amphibious

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