BMC-350 Kirpi MRAP Mine protected armoured vehicle
 
 
 
Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle
 
Description
At the International defence exhibition of Paris, Eurosatory 2010, the Turkish Defence Company BMC has unveiled a new 4x4 MRAP mine protected armoured vehicle, the Kirpi, personnel carrier. The company has won a contract to produce around 470 4×4 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles for the Turkish Land Forces Command based on the Israeli Hatehof Ltd NAVIGATOR 16 Tonnes protected vehicle. This vehicle has successfully passed severe tests in accordance with NATO standards. With its high ballistic protection, tactical capabilities and seating capacity, BMC KIRPI (4x4) MRAP has already become an important player in the MRAP market. The Kirpi MRAP is also produced for the export market and the first customer was Tunisia, which has ordered 40 vehicles in 2014. In December 2016, it was announced that the Kirpi vehicle would also be produced for Pakistan.
 
Variants
- Kirpi 6x6: Similar to the standard vehicle but using a 6x6 truck chassis
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The Kirpi of Turkish army is equipped with one small open roof cupola with foldable protective walls armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun. The vehicle can be also fitted with remote controlled weapons system.
Design and protection
The layout of the Kirpi MRAP is similar to an heavy truck with armor protection. The engine is located at the front, the crew member in the middle and the troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle can carried a total of 13 military personnel including driver, commander, gunner and 10 infantrymen. It features an all-welded steel armored monocoque hull with a V-shaped lower half that provides a high level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), small arms fire and shell splinters. The hull of the Kirpi is made in steel armor, which give a protection up to STANAG 4569 Level 3. The bottom part is protected against grenades and land mines up to STANAG 4569 Level 3b. The Kirpi is a vehicle from the MRAP (Mine Protected Armored vehicle) category. The Kirpi uses a V-shape chassis to increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine (or Improvised Explosive Device) away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armor face. The Kirpi provides also powerful ballistic and blast protection.
Propulsion
The Kirpi is based on a BMC 4x4 truck chassis model 235-16P. The Kirpi is motorised with a Turbo diesel intercooler Cummins ISLe+ 350 Euro-III, coupled to an Allison 3000 transmission with 5 forward gears and 1 reverse.The Kirpi can be run at a maximum speed of 100 km/h with a maximum range of 800 km.
Accessories
Standard equipment of the Kirpi MRAP includes air-conditioning system, NNB protection system and mine blast seats with five-point safety belts. A self-recovery winch can be mounted at the front of the hull. A spare wheel is fitted at the left side of the rear hull. The Kirpi features the latest technologies of shock absorber seats and interior accessories, as GPS system, rear view camera and automatic fire suppression system. The soldiers enter and leave the vehicle through a large hydraulically operated ramp at the rear of the hull. The Kirpi has five firing ports and four bulletproof windows in either side of the troop compartment.
 
Specifications
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Armament
7.62 or 12.7 mm machine gun
Country users
Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq
Designer Country
Turkey
Accessories
Runflat, self recovery winch, ABS, central tyre inflation system, rear view camera, automatic fire suppression system, powered turret drive.
Crew
3 + 10 soldiers
Armor
ballistic and mine protection
Weight
16,000 kg
Speed
100 km/h maximum road speed
Range
800 km maximum road range
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Dimensions
Length, 7,07 m; Width, 2.51 m; Height, 2.86 m
 
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Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle
 
Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle
Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle
   
Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle Kirpi BMC 350 MRAP armoured vehicle personnel carrier data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Turkey Turkish mine resistant ambush protected vehicle
 
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