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CM-32
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CM-32 Armoured Vehicle (mobile-gun platform variant)
Type Armoured Vehicle
Place of origin  Taiwan
Production history
Designer Timoney Technology Limited
Designed 2002
Manufacturer Ordnance Readiness Development Center
Produced 2007
Specifications
Weight 22 tonnes
Length 6.35 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.23 m
Crew 2 + 8 passengers

Armor 12.7 mm AP front arc, 7.62 mm AP all around
Primary
armament
20mm gun,40mm grenade launcher,105mm gun or 120mm mortar
Secondary
armament
M2. 50 Browning machine gun
Engine Caterpillar C12 Diesel, 450 hp
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
Operational
range
800 km
Speed 120 km/h

The CM-32 "Clouded Leopard" (雲豹裝甲車 "Yunpao"), officially Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle (TIFV), is an eight-wheeled armoured vehicle currently being produced for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Army, designed by Timoney Technology Limited of Ireland, but will be developed by the Ordnance Readiness Development Center.[1]

According to the Taipei Times, it was named as the Clouded Leopard to show that the vehicle is "agile and swift." [2]

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Design and Development

The project was launched in 2002, at a cost of NT$700 million (US$21.9 million). [2]

Mass production started in 2007, with an initial order for 600 units. It is estimated that up to 1,400 CM-32s may end up being in operational service. [3]

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