Superav APC 8x8 Iveco wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier amphibious Italian Army Italy tech

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SUPERAV 8x8 Amphibious armoured vehicle
 
 
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SUPERAV 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Iveco Defence Vehicles
 
Description
At Eurosatory 2010, the International Land Forces Exhibition, the Italian Company IVECO Defence Vehicles present his new Amphibious Armoured Vehicle, the SUPERAV 8x8. The SUPERAV is an armoured personnel carrier (APC) which provides the outstanding mobility and protection required in current and forecast operational scenarios. The vehicle is available in two different body widths – 2.7 and 3 metres, for different roles. The SUPERAV is particularly well adapted for operations, with the well proven driveline allowing the vehicle to carry an additional 4.8 tonnes over and above its amphibious limit of 24 tonnes.
BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles have signed a licensing agreement to form the basis of a business arrangement for the pursuit of the U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme, with a vehicle based on the SUPERAV 8x8. The MPC is designed to fill the medium-armour ground vehicle gap and complements the capabilities of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). It will be a flexible and highly mobile asset for the Marines that will be well protected, sustainable, networked and include a strong swimming capability. Both BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles have extensive experience across a range of mine-protected and armoured vehicles, including several 8x8 models. This breadth of experience positions the team to jointly address the specific requirements of the MPC programme.
 
Variants
As a result of this outstanding design flexibility, many variants are available including: Personnel Carrier; Combat; Anti Tank; Mortar Carrier, Recovery; Ambulance; Engineering; Command Post, depending on specific to customer requirements.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The SUPERAV Iveco Defence Vehicle can be equipped with weapon systems up to 40mm calibre.
Design and protection
The SUPERAV design exploits the lessons learnt from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the innovative chassis and hull design providing high levels of protection against both mine and IED attack without compromising the vehicle’s amphibious performance. By designing in survivability from the outset, Iveco’s engineers have ensured that, even at the lower GVWs available, SUPERAV has the highest protection in its class. Survivability is enhanced by a series of design innovations, including high performance on board fire fighting and anti-explosion systems. An area in which Iveco has acquired considerable expertise, and from which SUPERAV benefits, is the installation of appliqué passive and active protection systems without noticeably changing the vehicle’s profile. This has the considerable benefit of ensuring that an enemy cannot tell what level of protection a given vehicle is carrying.
Propulsion
The SUPERAV engine and driveline were selected to provide the benefits of a COTS high rate production system which is both highly reliable and particularly well suited to this application, being derived from the battle proven Centauro vehicle family. The Superav is motorized with an Iveco Cursor 13 6L turbocharged multifuel diesel engine developing 500 - 560 hp coupled to a ZF 7HP902 gearbox with seven forward and one reverse. SUPERAV’s high fuel and on-board water capacity ensure that the vehicle is capable of undertaking operations across substantial distances, with a 500 mile range on land, and 40 miles in amphibious mode. This outstanding operational mobility is complimented by the vehicle’s tactical mobility and terrain accessibility, enhanced by a Central Tyre Inflation System and run-flats all round. The driveline’s H-shaped configuration provides redundancy (with 2 lateral shafts), simplicity in structure (1 differential instead of 4) and robustness. Additionally, the H shape provides intrinsic ABS functionality to the vehicle. The independent hydraulic suspension units allow the driver to vary the ride height within given parameters, enabling him to tilt the vehicle for loading and unloading payload, level the vehicle while firing in a sloped terrain and reduce height to fi t readily into a C130.
Accessories
On relevant variants of SUPERAV, a hydraulically controlled rear ramp allows rapid access and egress. The air conditioning system allows the vehicle to operate in climatic conditions between -32°C to + 49°C. NBC filtration is provided by a continuously monitored internal overpressure, with air coming out from both common filtered air outlets and individual tubes which can be connected to personal respirators. The Iveco SuperAV is fully amphibious and propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10km/h by two propellers mounted on the rear of each side of the hull. Standard equipment of the SUPERAV Iveco includes air conditioning system, NBC system, fire or explosion detection and suppression system and central tyre inflation system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
weapon systems up to 40mm calibre.
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Country users
No customer at this time
Designer Company
IVECO Defence Vehicles
Accessories
Automatic air conditioning system, NBC protection system, auxiliary heaters, fire extinguishing system, laser warning system, all-round video cameras
Crew
1 + 12 soldiers
Armor
Direct fire ballistic armour and anti-tank mines protection
Weight
24,000 kg amphibious operation
Speed
105 km/h on road, 5 km/h on water
Range
800 km
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Dimensions
Length, 7,92 m; Width, 3,00 m; Height, 2,31 m
 
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SUPERAV 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Iveco Defence Vehicles
 
SUPERAV 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Iveco Defence Vehicles
SUPERAV 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Iveco Defence Vehicles
   
SUPERAV 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Iveco Defence Vehicles
 
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