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TATRAPAN
File:TATRAPAN1.jpg
TATRAPAN in Saudi desert
Place of origin  Slovakia
Specifications
Weight up to 24,000 kg (53,000 lb)
Length 8.4 m (28 ft)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Crew 2-3 (commander, driver, optional gunner)
up to 10 passengers

Armor 7.62 AP
Engine TATRA or DEUTZ
275 kW (369 hp) or 300 kW (400 hp)
Suspension 6×6 wheeled
independent semiaxles
Operational
range
1,000 km (620 mi)
Speed over 90 km/h (60 mph)

The TATRAPAN Vehicle is an 6x6 special military vehicle produced by the Slovak defence industry company VYVOJ Martin a.s. Developed for various utilization by Slovak armed forces as well as export purposes.

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Design

TATRAPAN is an armoured off-road vehicle built on the military version of the TATRA T-815 chassis. Vehicle has a cab for a driver and a commander of the vehicle and a superstructure body which can be modified and equipped for various applications. The superstructure body is designed as an autonomous unit and its crew can work independently also as a permanent autonomous station. Quick release clamps with centering pins provide a means for fastening the body, thus enabling application of various bodies on a single chassis. Maximum time required to replace a body is 60 minutes.
A specially constructed V-shaped bottom provides increased protection against mine explosions. The vehicle is constructed for operations under extreme weather conditions of temperatures up to 55°C (131.0 °F), equipped with independent heating, air-conditioning, NBC protection, backup generator and central inflation system.

Versions

TATRAPAN ZASA - Personnel carrier
TATRAPAN AMB - Ambulance version
TATRAPAN VSRV - Command post vehicle
TATRAPAN MOD - Version with DEUTZ engine and automatic transmission

Service

Fist TATRAPAN prototype entered in service in 1994. Till year 2009, there was about 50 vehicles produced for Slovak armed forces and Greek army. Vehicle design and technologies are continuously modernized to keep pace with the changing market demands.

Operators

 Slovakia
 Greece

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