Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
 
 
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Description
The Eitan is an Israeli-made 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier which was unveiled in August 2016 by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The vehicle is designed to replace the old fleet of M113 tracked armoured personnel carrier in service with the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) since many years. The Eitan is being developed by the Ministry of Defense Tank Administration in cooperation with the IDF Ground Forces. The vehicle was developed following of the lessons learned during the Gaza war Operation Protective Edge in 2014. It's a new vehicle based on scratch offering a new configurable multirole platform. The Eitan a new generation of wheeled combat vehicle which offers high mobility and firepower. According the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the Eitan is one of the world's most advanced and protected wheeled combat vehicle. The vehicle will be ready for serial production in 2018 with an annual production rate of several dozen systems.
 
Variants:
- APC variant: equipped with a remotely operated .50 Cal machine gun
- IFV variant: equipped with a remotely operated turrets mounting 30/40mm automatic cannon.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The Eitan 8x8 armoured personnel carrier can be fitted with a wide range of weapon stations. The APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) version is fitted with a remote weapon station armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun. The IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) version can be fitted with remotely operated turrets armed with 30/40mm automatic cannon. This turret can be also armed with Spike ATGW anti-tank guided missile launchers.
Design and protection
The layout of the Eitan 8x8 armoured personnel carrier is similar to standard modern wheeled armoured vehicle with the driver and engine at the front, combat module in the middle and troops compartment at the rear. The Eitan can carried a total of 12 military personnel including commander, driver, gunner and 9 infantrymen with a weight from 30,000 to 35,000 kg. The hull of the Eitan uses a combination of armour protection system including passive armour module at the front and sides. The floor of the vehicle offers high level of protection against blast effects of mines and IEDs ( Improvised Explosive Device). The infantry enter and leave the vehicle through a small hydraulically operated ramp at the rear of the hull.
Mobility
The Eitan 8x8 armoured personnel carrier is motorized with a 750 horsepower engine. It can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h. The vehicle uses an 8x8 driveline configuration. The tyres of the vehicle are fitted with runflat system designed to resist the effects of deflation when punctured, and to enable the vehicle to continue to be driven at reduced speeds (under 50 km/h), and for limited range (up to 16 km), depending on the type of tire.
Accessories
To increase its protection, the Eitan 8x8 armoured personnel carrier is fitted with the Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) from the Israeli Company Rafael. The Trophy neutralizes all types of Chemical Energy threats in flight, addressing them in four major stages: Threat detection, threat tracking, Hard Kill countermeasure activation, and threat neutralization.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 12.7mm machine gun or 30/40mm automatic cannon
Country users
Israel prototype
Designer Country
Israel
Accessories
Runflat system, active protection ystem
Crew
3 + 9
Armor
Modular armour
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Weight
30,000 to 35,000 kg
Speed
90 km/h
Range
? km
Dimensions
Length: ? m; Width: ? m; Height: ? m
 
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Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification Israel Israeli weapon industries army defence industry military technology
Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification Israel Israeli weapon industries army defence industry military technology
   
Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification Israel Israeli weapon industries army defence industry military technology
Eitan 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification Israel Israeli weapon industries army defence industry military technology
 
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