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MOWAG Eagle
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MOWAG Eagle IV of the German Army
Place of origin  Switzerland
Service history
Used by Germany, Denmark, Switzerland
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Production history
Manufacturer MOWAG
Produced 2003-
Variants Eagle I, II, III, IV
Specifications
Weight 8,500 kg[1]
Length 5.37 m (211 in)
 length 3.53 m (139 in) (wheelbase)
Width 2.16 m (85 in)
Height 2.0 m (79 in)
Crew 1+4

Armor STANAG 4569
Ballistic level 2
Mine level 2a
Primary
armament
remote weapon system
Engine Cummins ISBe 5.9L
184 kW (250 hp)
Payload capacity 2,200kg (at protection level 2/2a)
Transmission Allison 2500SP
Suspension 4x4 wheeled
Ground clearance .4m
Fuel capacity 180 L (48 US gal; 40 imp gal)
Operational
range
650 km (400 mi)
Speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The MOWAG Eagle is a wheeled armored vehicle designed by the Swiss MOWAG corporation. It has gone through several generations of development. The current vehicle, introduced in November 2003, is the Eagle IV, which is based on the Duro IIIP chassis.[2] The original MOWAG Eagle used the chassis and running gear of the American HMMWV, while the Eagle II and Eagle III use the chassis and running gear of the HMMWV ECV.[3]

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MOWAG Eagle II as used by Swiss armored recon. units

Eagle I, II, III

  • Swiss Army - A total of 329 Eagle I and II are in use as light armored reconnaissance vehicles (Aufklärungsfahrzeug), armed with a 7.5mm Pz Mg 51/71 machine gun and fitted with thermal imaging and radio equipment.[4] They are known respectively as Aufklärungsfahrzeug 93 and Aufklärungsfahrzeug 97.
Mowag Eagle III artillery observer

120 Eagle III have been acquired as mobile artillery observer vehicles in 2003, with substantial improvements made to communications and surveillance equipment (yet lacking the machine gun of previous versions). The Swiss army designator for this version is Artillerie Schiesskommandant Fahrzeug 2000.

  • Danish Army - 36 Eagle I [3], known as Spejdervogn M/95. Nowadays, the M/95 is used without the original MKB-2 turret.

Eagle IV

  • Danish Army - 90 [5]
  • German Army - 672 (planned, 198 have been ordered so far + 20 vehicles as armored ambulance), to be delivered from 2008 on[6] [7] as part of the GFF programme.










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MOWAG Eagle
File:Bundeswehr mowag eagle IV
MOWAG Eagle IV of the German Army
Place of origin  Switzerland
Service history
Used by Germany, Denmark, Switzerland
Wars War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Production history
Manufacturer MOWAG
Produced 2003-
Variants Eagle I, II, III, IV
Specifications
Weight 8,500 kg[1]
Length 5.37 m (211 in)
 length 3.53 m (139 in) (wheelbase)
Width 2.16 m (85 in)
Height 2.0 m (79 in)
Crew 1+4

Armor STANAG 4569
Ballistic level 2
Mine level 2a
Primary
armament
remote weapon system
Engine Cummins ISBe 5.9L
184 kW (250 hp)
Payload capacity 2,200kg (at protection level 2/2a)
Transmission Allison 2500SP
Suspension 4x4 wheeled
Ground clearance .4m
Fuel capacity 180 L (48 US gal; 40 imp gal)
Operational
range
650 km (400 mi)
Speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The MOWAG Eagle is a wheeled armored vehicle designed by the Swiss MOWAG corporation. It has gone through several generations of development. The current vehicle, introduced in November 2003, is the Eagle IV, which is based on the Duro IIIP chassis.[2] The original MOWAG Eagle used the chassis and running gear of the American HMMWV, while the Eagle II and Eagle III use the chassis and running gear of the HMMWV ECV.[3]

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Eagle I, II, III

  • Swiss Army - A total of 329 Eagle I and II are in use as light armored reconnaissance vehicles (Aufklärungsfahrzeug), armed with a 7.5mm Pz Mg 51/71 machine gun and fitted with thermal imaging and radio equipment.[4] They are known respectively as Aufklärungsfahrzeug 93 and Aufklärungsfahrzeug 97.

120 Eagle III have been acquired as mobile artillery observer vehicles in 2003, with substantial improvements made to communications and surveillance equipment (yet lacking the machine gun of previous versions). The Swiss army designator for this version is Artillerie Schiesskommandant Fahrzeug 2000.

  • Danish Army - 36 Eagle I [3], known as Spejdervogn M/95. Nowadays, the M/95 is used without the original MKB-2 turret.

Eagle IV

  • Danish Army - 90 [5]
  • German Army - 672 planned (258 have been ordered so far + 20 vehicles as armored ambulance, 90 vehicles will be ordered in 2011[6]), to be delivered from 2008 on[7] [8] as part of the GFF program.

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