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Casspir Mk 6 RG Protector mine protected armoured personnel carrier
 
 
 
Casspir Mk 6 VI RG Protector mine protected personnel carrier vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology BAE Systems
 
Description
The Casspir Mk6 (BAE Systems RG Protector) is the latest version of the Casspir range mine protected vehicle, which is designed and manufactured by the South African Company branch of BAE Systems. The Casspir Mk6 is marketed by BAE Systems under the name of RG Protector. The Casspir Mk 6 was unveiled in August 2011. The Casspir Mk6 evolved from the reliable and renowned Casspir heritage. The latest development also incorporates experience from the battle proven RG31 (over 2400 in service) to ensure a superior and affordable APC. This battle-proven workhorse with its robust design is suitable for the harshest African conditions. COTS (Commercial-off-the-shelve) building blocks are used in the design and manufacturing for increased cost benefit, and contributing to the superior mine protection is the monocoque V-shaped hull. The Casspir Mk6 has open architecture and is offered in several variants based on a 6x6 and 4x4 model. The vehicle can accommodate up to 18 people in the 6x6 version. The straight forward utilisation of a total commercial drive train ensures affordability.
 
Variants
- The Casspir Mk6 is an open architecture fit for many applications including the option for different variants - 4x4, 6x6, utility, APC and command.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
As for other modern armoured vehicle, the Casspir can be fitted with standard small ring turret or remotely weapons system armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun.
Design & Protection
The Mk 6 has the monocoque V-shaped hull of the basic Casspir, married to the engine, transmission, transfer box and the rear part of the chassis of the Ural. The monocoque V-shaped hull is fitted to the chassis, contributing to the vehicle’s superior mine/blast protection. The Casspir Mk6 measures approximately 7.59 meters in length, 2.67 meters in width, with a ground clearance of 380 millimeters. Its gross vehicle mass is 14,320 kg and seats 16 crew members. The straight forward utilisation of a total commercial drive train ensures affordability of this battle proven vehicle. The commander and driver are seated to the rear of the engine compartment with the commander on the left and the driver on the right.
Mobility
The Casspir Mk 6 uses a 6x6 wheeled chassis with Ural suspension. The engine is mounted at the front of the vehicle. The Casspir Mk 6 is motorized with an Ural engine model YAMZ 236 HE2 coupled to a 5-speed manual Ural transmision YAMC-236U.
Accessories
A spare wheel is mounted to each side of the rear hull. In each side of the hull are six rectangular firing ports and three large bulletproof windows. The troops enter and leave via two doors in the rear, both of which have a bulletproof vision block and firing port underneath.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Light weapon station or ring mount with 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun.
Country users
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Designer Country
South Africa
Accessories
Spare wheels, firing ports, run flat system. In option : night vision, digirack radio fitment, rear view and situational awareness cameras.
Crew
2 + 14 soldiers or 16 soldiers
Armor
V-shape mine protected and ballistic armour
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Weight
14,320 kg
Speed
80 km/h maximum road speed
Range
? km maximum road range
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Dimensions
Length, 7.59 m; Width, 2.67 m; Height, 2.99 m
 
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Casspir Mk 6 VI mine protected personnel carrier vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology BAE Systems
Casspir Mk 6 VI mine protected personnel carrier vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology BAE Systems
   
Casspir Mk 6 VI mine protected personnel carrier vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology BAE Systems Casspir Mk 6 VI mine protected personnel carrier vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology BAE Systems
 
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