The SISU XA-188 is a Finnish made six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier originally used by the Dutch army. The XA-188 is based to the wheeled armoured vehicle XA-180. The first version of XA-180 was produced in 1983 and serial production began in 1984. The basic design was based on easy usage, simple basic structure and low cost maintenance. The XA-180 was originally manufactured and marketed by the Finnish company Sisu Auto but later variants were marketed by the Finnish company Patria and are known as Patria XA series.
A 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun can be mounted to the top of the vehicle.
Basic armor of the SISU XA-188 6 is 12 mm thick. Hull bottom has improved mine protection. The front windows are bullet-resistant. The SISU XA-188 can be equipped with add-on armour which provides protection from up to 14.5 mm armour-piercing shells.
The Sisu XA-188 is powered by a Valmet 611 diesel engine, developing 236 hp coupled to an Allison transmission MD 3560PR electronically controlled automatic gearbox with torque converter and retarder, that provides a maximum speed of 95 km/h and a range of 800 km. SISU XA-188 has continuous all-wheel drive and good cross country capabilities.
Optional equipment includes weapon systems, night sights, air-conditioning and NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) protection. Three vision blocks and firing ports are mounted to each side of the hull. At the rear of the SISU XA-188, two doors with, one with vision block and firing port. Over the top of the crew compartment are two roof hatches hinged in the centre to be locked vertical if required.
One 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun a
Netherlands, Estonia, Denmark.
night sights, air conditionning, NBC and chelical protection system.
2 + 9 soldiers
Protection against armour-piercing 14.5 mm rounds and fragmentation devices.