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MX-1 Kalakian Fire-Support Vehicle
KalakianAPC.jpg
Type Armoured Fighting vehicle
Place of origin Philippines Philippines
Production history
Manufacturer Steelcraft Industrial & Development Corporation
Specifications
Weight 11.5-12.5 tons depending on role
Length 5.35 m
Width 2.50 m
Height 2.25 m-projected info only
Crew 3+12 Riders

Primary
armament
One .50 cal MG,one 7.62mm MG and one 40mm AGL in a Three Weapon Turret System
Secondary
armament
Another 7.62mm MpMG in the rear cupola
Engine Cummins 6 cylinder 250 HP In-Line engine
250hp
Power/weight  ?
Operational
range
500 km
Speed 120 km/h

The MX-1 is a Philippine APC developed by Steelcraft Industrial& Development Corporation.

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Development

The MX-1 is a Fire-Support Vehicle developed by SteelcraftIndustrial& Development Corporation in the Philippines. It's development is derived from the ''Hari-Digma''APC that Steelcraft also designed.It is the second of the four vehicles developed by Steelcraft.

Armament

Being a Fire-Support Vehicle,the MX-1 must have adequate firepower,so Steelcraft designed a unique Three-Weapon Turret System and a rear cupola for the MX-1's use. The Three-Weapon Turret System consists of a.50 cal machine gun, a 7.62mm multipurpose MG and a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher for extra punch.And the rear cupola houses another 7.62mm multi-purpse machinegun for rear firepower coverage.All-in-all the MX-1 has 4 weapons:3 in the Turret and one in the rear cupola.

Armor

Classified.

Engine

The MX-1 uses a Cummins 6-cylinder In-Line engine.The engine produces 250hp and gives the MX-1 a maximum speed of 120kph.The Cummins In-Line also provides maximum rigidity and reliability very suitable for Philippine Jungle terrain.

Deployment Capability

The MX-1 has 2 side doors and 1 rear door for fast deployment. It was tested and results showed 150 percent faster deployment than the 1 door Simba APC.This capability proves important in battle.This is also one of the premier capabilities of the MX-1,rapid deployment.

Variants

  • None. Only one prototype was created.

Related Development

MX-8 Armored Escort Vehicle

MX-7

Simba (APC)

Users

Philippine Army- One prototype only. Never entered service.

Source: Phildefencetechblog

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