The Turkish PARS 6×6 & 8×8 Wheeled Family of Fighting Vehicles

The Turkish PARS 6×6 & 8×8 Wheeled Family of Fighting Vehicles

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. is a joint venture company established by NUROL Holding of Turkey and BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. of USA. FNSS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish Armed Forces and Allied Armed Forces.

FNSS originally developed the Pars or Leopard family of armoured fighting vehicles in a co-operative program with The General Purpose Vehicles (GPV) company, based in New Haven, Michigan, USA,  for the Turkish military.

In 2010, the Turkish Army ordered more than 1000 Pars vehicles in different variants, and the Navy ordered more than 50 amphibious vehicles.

In early 2011, FNSS signed the largest defence system export contract achieved so far in the Turkish Defense Industry in one go in Malaysia. The agreement signed with FNSS’s local partner DEFTECH covers the design and development of 257 each 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles in 12 different variants for Malaysian Armed Forces. The vehicles will be based on FNSS’s PARS 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicle and will be co-produced with Malaysian partners in Malaysia.

PARS® 8×8 Typical Characteristics:

The Turkish PARS 6×6 & 8×8 Wheeled Family of Fighting Vehicles Technical Specs:

Engine 390 kW (524 HP) Diesel
Transmission Fully Automatic
Number of Forward and Reverse Speed 7 Forward 1 Reverse
Power to Weight Ratio 20 to 25 hp/ton
EURO Norm of Power Pack EURO 3
Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept Aviation F34 Fuel
Number of Axles 4
Driven Axles All
Steered Axles 1,2,3,4
Transfer Case (Shift on Fly) 2 Speed
Suspension All wheels, independent, pneumatic (air springs), double-wishbone, with hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes
– Service In Board Disc, Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
– Parking Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released
Electrical System
– Alternator 200 A, brushless, DC
– Voltage 24 VDC, per MIL-STD-1275
– Test and Control CAN-BUS infrastructure with built-in test/diag.
Tire Type Heavy Duty 1600 R20

Performance:
Max. Road Speed 100 km/h
Creep Speed 3 km/h
Amphibious Speed (with propulsion) 8 km/h
Fording Depth 1.70 m
Range 700+ km
Angle of Approach 50˚
Angle of Departure 45˚
Gradient 60%
Side Slope 30%
Vertical Obstacle 0.70 m
Trench 2.00 m

General:
Crew (APC) 13
Combat Weight
26,000 kg
Empty Weight  21,000 kg
Length 7.97 m
Width 2.8 m
Height 2.30 m
Ground Clearance  15 to 50 cm (adjustable)
Maximum Payload  8,000 kg
Air Transportation A400, C17 & C5


PARS® 6×6 Typical Characteristics:

Technical:
Engine 500 hp – 600 hp Diesel
Transmission Fully Automatic
Number of Forward and Reverse Speed 7 Forward 1 Reverse
Power to Weight Ratio 27.5 to 33 hp/ton
EURO Norm of Power Pack EURO 3
Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept Aviation F34 Fuel
Number of Axles 3
Driven Axles All
Steered Axles 1,3
Transfer Case (Shift on Fly) 2 Speed
Suspension Semi-Automatic Pneumatic Computer Controlled & Adjustable Disc, Hydraulic
Brakes
– Service In Board Disc, Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
– Parking Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released
Electrical System (Available Power)
– Alternator
200 A, brushless, DC
– Voltage
24 VDC, per MIL-STD-1275
– Test and Control
CAN-BUS infrastructure with built-in test/diag
Tire Type
Heavy Duty 1600 R20

Performance:
Max. Road Speed 100 km/h
Creep Speed 3 km/h
Swimming 10 km/h
Fording 1.50 m
Range 1000 km
Angle of Approach 50˚
Angle of Departure 45˚
Gradient 60%
Side Slope 30%
Vertical Obstacle 0.70 m
Trench 1.75 m

General:
Crew 10
Combat Weight 18,144 kg
Empty Weight 13,161 kg
Length 6.56 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.17 m
Ground Clearance 0.400 m
Payload 4,985 kg
Air Transportation C130, A400, C17 & C5

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