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FNSS Pars Armored Vehicle Family
FNSS Pars 8x8 3.JPG
FNSS Pars 8x8 Armored Vehicle
Type Armoured vehicle
Place of origin  Turkey
Production history
Designer FNSS
Manufacturer FNSS
Weight 16,000 to 24,500 kg
Length 6.1 (4×4), 6.6 (6×6), 8 m (8×8)
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.17 m
Crew 6 (4×4), 10 (6×6), 14 (8×8)

Armor Baseline 7.62mm AP all-around up to STANAG-4569 Level 4
25 mm M242 Bushmaster
7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
Engine Deutz or Caterpillar Diesel
300-450 hp (4×4), 500-600 hp (6×6 and 8×8)
Power/weight 20.4 to 24.5 hp/ton
Suspension semi-automatic computer controlled pneumatic suspension
1000 km (621 miles)
Speed 100 km/h (62mph)

The Pars (Turkish for Anatolian Leopard) is an armoured vehicle family with 4×4, 6×6, and 8×8 versions, produced by FNSS - FMC-Nurol Defense Systems of Turkey in co-operation with the U.S. company General Purpose Vehicles.[1] Pars 6x6 is being proposed to the Turkish Army and in 2006 the 8x8 vehicle was tested by the Malaysian Army against the Swiss Piranha IIIC and the Finnish Patria AMV, but so far Malaysia has not decided to procure any of these vehicles. The Pars 8x8 was also tested in United Arab Emirates' desert trials in 2008 and completed 11,000 km desert and road trials successfully.



Engine 525 hp Diesel
Transmission Fully Automatic
Number of Forward and Reverse Speed 7 Forward 1 Reverse
Power to Weight Ratio 20.4 to 24.5 hp/ton
EURO Norm of Power Pack EURO 3 Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept Aviation F34 Fuel
Number of Axles 2 (4×4), 3 (6×6), 4 (8×8),
Driven Axles All
Steered Axles 1,2,3,4 (All wheel steering)
Transfer Case (Shift on Fly) 2 Speed
Suspension Semi-Automatic Pneumatic Computer Controlled & Adjustable
Brakes In Board Disc, Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
Electrical System (Available Power) 3 KW 220V AC
Tire Type Heavy Duty 1600 R20


FNSS Pars 8x8 Armored Vehicle
FNSS Pars 6x6 Armored Vehicle
FNSS Pars 4x4 Armored Vehicle
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 70%
Side Slope 60%
Vertical Obstacle 0.70 m
Trench 1 m


Crew 14
Combat Weight 24,494 kg
Empty Weight 16,130 kg
Length 7.96 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.17 m
Ground Clearance 0.400 m
Payload 8,364 kg
Air Transportation C130, A400, C17 & C5

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References and notes

  1. ^ FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Pars armoured fighting vehicle in Jane's Armour and Artillery, Dec 20, 2007


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