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Otokar Cobra
Georgian Otokar Cobra.jpg
Otokar Cobra of the Georgian police
Type Light Armoured Vehicle
Place of origin  Turkey
Service history
In service 1997 - Present
Used by Operators
Wars 2008 South Ossetia war - Turkey-PKK conflict - War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Production history
Designer Otokar
Manufacturer Otokar
Specifications
Weight combat weight 6200 kg
Length 5.23m
Width 2.22m
Height 2.1m
Crew 1+8

Primary
armament
Rafael Overhead Weapon Station
Secondary
armament
Spike missile
Engine Water cooled turbo charged 6.5 litre
190hp
Power/weight 31 horsepower per ton
Suspension Helical coil suspension
Operational
range
752 km
Speed 115 km/h (72Mph)

The Cobra (Turkish: Kobra) is a wheeled light armoured vehicle developed by Turkish firm Otokar, using some components from the American HMMWV.[1][2] It was first delivered to the Turkish Army in 1997.[1]

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Survivability

The monocoque steel v-hull provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell shrapnel, anti-personnel/tank mines and IEDs. Front wheel arches are designed to be blown away to free blast pockets.

Variants

The Cobra vehicle forms a common platform which can be adapted for various roles and mission requirements including: Armoured Personnel Carrier, Anti-Tank Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Ground Surveillance Radar Vehicle, Forward Observation Vehicle, Armoured Ambulance, Armoured Command Post, turreted vehicle for 12.7mm machine gun, 20mm cannon, anti-tank missiles such as the TOW missile/Spike missile or surface-to-air missiles.

Cobra can be use as amphibious vehicle in combat. Turkish Naval Forces is now looking for a new amphibious vehicle and Otokar Cobra is listed amongst the candidates for acquisitions.

Combat history

During the Battle of Tskhinvali of the 2008 South Ossetia war, Cobra vehicles were used by special forces of Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs during their assault on the city. Some of the vehicles were equipped with 12.7 mm heavy machine guns ("Utyos") and some with 40 mm automatic grenade launchers (AGL).[3] Cobras had a great success in this combat.

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